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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Valley Forge (CV-45), 1946-1971 --
Participation in Operation "Miki", Autumn 1949

This page features photos of USS Valley Forge's participation in the Pacific Fleet's Autumn 1949 operation "Miki"

For additional images of Valley Forge's late 1940s activities, and links to other views taken during this time, see:
USS Valley Forge -- Actions and Activities, 1946-1948


For links to additional views related to USS Valley Forge, see:
USS Valley Forge (CV/CVA/CVS-45 and LPH-8) -- Selected Views.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 70269

USS Boxer (CV-21)


Photographed from USS Valley Forge (CV-45), while en route from Pearl Harbor to San Diego during Operation "Miki" in November 1949.
Photographed by Ted Huggins.

Courtesy of Ted Huggins, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 104KB; 430 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 70270

USS Valley Forge (CV-45)


View on the flight deck as the ship enters port at San Diego, California, after steaming from Pearl Harbor during Operation "Miki", November 1949.
Photographed by Ted Huggins.

Courtesy of Ted Huggins, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 84KB; 740 x 455 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 70271

USS Valley Forge (CV-45)


Sikorski HO3S-1 helicopter flies past the ship as she steamed from Pearl Harbor to San Diego during Operation "Miki", November 1949.
Photographed by Ted Huggins.

Courtesy of Ted Huggins, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 73KB; 740 x 455 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 70272

USS Platte (AO-24)


Comes alongside USS Valley Forge (CV-45), while they were enroute from Pearl Harbor to San Diego during Operation "Miki", November 1949.
Photographed by Ted Huggins.

Courtesy of Ted Huggins, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 455 pixels

 
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.

Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 455 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 70274

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.

Courtesy of Ted Huggins, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 107KB; 740 x 455 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 70275

USS Valley Forge (CV-45)


Launches OY "Sentinel" observation planes, during Operation "Miki", November 1949.
One plane is in the lower left, preparing to take off. Another is faintly visible in the air, just beyond the ship's bow.
Photographed by Ted Huggins.

Courtesy of Ted Huggins, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 94KB; 740 x 455 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 70276

USS Valley Forge (CV-45)


Firing her 5"/38 guns during Operation "Miki", November 1949.
Photographed by Ted Huggins.

Courtesy of Ted Huggins, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 59KB; 740 x 450 pixels

 

For additional images of Valley Forge's late 1940s activities, and links to other views taken during this time, see:
USS Valley Forge -- Actions and Activities, 1946-1948


For links to additional views related to USS Valley Forge, see:
USS Valley Forge (CV/CVA/CVS-45 and LPH-8) -- Selected Views.


If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


Return to Naval Historical Center home page.

13 September 1999