Photo #: NH 70273
USS Platte (AO-24)
Refuels USS Valley Forge (CV-45) and USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729), while they were enroute from Pearl Harbor to San Diego during Operation "Miki", November 1949.
Photographed by Ted Huggins from Valley Forge's flight deck as she dropped back after taking on oil.
Note retractable radio antennas mounted alongside the flight deck.
Courtesy of Ted Huggins, 1970.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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3 September 1999