Photo #: USN 1043094
Task Group ALFA
Formation portrait of the Atlantic Fleet anti-submarine group's ships and aircraft, taken during exercises in 1959 with Secretary of the Navy William B. Franke embarked.
Ships include the group flagship, USS Valley Forge (CVS-45) in center, two submarines, and seven destroyers. Identifiable among the latter are USS Eaton (DDE-510) at left front, USS Beale (DDE-471) following Eaton, USS Waller (DDE-466) in the center foreground, and USS Conway (DDE-507) at right front. Aircraft overhead include two four-plane formations of S2F "Trackers" and three HSS-1 "Seabat" helicopters from the Valley Forge air group, plus one shore-based P2V "Neptune".
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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31 August 1999