Photo #: USN 1110187-C
USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
Steams past USS Ranger (CVA-61) in the South China Sea, 24 March 1965, during the early days of the air campaign against North Vietnam.
Aircraft in the foreground is a North American RA-5C "Vigilante" reconaissance plane (Bureau # 149313). Planes parked beyond it include McDonnell F-4B "Phantom II" fighters and Douglas A-1 "Skyraider" attack aircraft.
Photographed by JOC R.D. Moeser, USN.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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Text updated 21 October 2001