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March 30-31, 1973 - Tunisia


NH 97659:  USS Forrestal (CV-59).  Crewmen secure the cable and hook on a box, during underway replenishment operations in the Atlantic Ocean, 26 June 1976. Photographed by PH1 G. Burgess. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Caption: NH 97659: USS Forrestal (CV-59). Crewmen secure the cable and hook on a box, during underway replenishment operations in the Atlantic Ocean, 26 June 1976. Photographed by PH1 G. Burgess. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

USS Forrestal (CVA-59) and Sixth Fleet ships continued to aid Tunisia following a disastrous flood.   During the operation, Sea King SH-3 helicopters flew about 40 sorties, rescuing or relocating 729 people, moving 27 tons of cargo, lifting 17 doctors to evacuation centers, lifting an emergency appendectomy patient to the aircraft carrier, and evacuating the entire sheep herd (227 sheep) from one flooded village.   The operation concluded on March 31.  


330-CFD-DN-SC-04-09140:  An aerial port bow view of USS Forrestal (CVA-59) underway.   Photographed August 12, 1967 by PHC H.L. Wise, USN.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-SC-04-09140: An aerial port bow view of USS Forrestal (CVA-59) underway. Photographed August 12, 1967 by PHC H.L. Wise, USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Mon Apr 27 17:50:07 EDT 2020