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1980-1989: Humanitarian Actions


428-GX-K-130903:   South China Sea.  Vietnamese children relax and look at comic books on the deck of USS Towers (DDG-9), shortly after their rescue from a small boat found adrift.  Photographed by PH3 Kenneth Flemings, received May 3, 1981.      Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Image: 428-GX-K-130903:  South China Sea, Vietnamese children relax and look at comic books on the deck of USS Towers (DDG-9), shortly after their rescue from a small boat found adrift.  Photographed by PH3 Kenneth Flemmings, received May 3, 1981.  Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. 


428-GX-K130895:   South China Sea.  Vietnamese refugees rest on the fantail of guided missile destroyer USS Towers (DDG-9) just after being rescued from their small boat.   Photographed by PH3 Kenneth Flemings, received May 3, 1981.      Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-CFD-DN-SC-84-00749:   USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7), an aerial starboard beam view of the amphibious assault ship off Beirut, Lebanon, May 13, 1983.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-CFD-DF-SN-09999:  A DC-8 aircraft is offloaded at Capodichino Airport, Italy.  The aircraft is carrying relief supplies for the victims of a major earthquake, November 26, 1980.  Photographed by MSGT Don Sutherland.

330-CFD-DN-ST-83-00820:  View of the capsized Philippine destroyer Datu Kalantiaw.  In the foreground, a crewman from USS Mount Hood (AE-29) takes a break from salvage operations.  Photographed by PH2 Soutar, September 22, 1981.   Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-51L) Crew (l-r): Payload Specialists Christa McAuliffe and Gregory B. Jarvis, Mission Specialist Judith A. Resnik, Commander Francis R. Scobee, Mission Specialist Ronald E. McNair, Pilot Michael J. Smith, Mission Specialist Ellison S. Onizuka.  NASA Photograph Collection.

330-CFD-DN-SC-88-08331:   An air-to-air right side view of a P-3 “Orion” aircraft from Patrol Squadron 49 (VP-49) flying past Mount Etna while returning from a submarine tracking mission. The squadron, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is deployed to Sicily, August 1, 1985.   Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-CFD-DN-SC-89-07300:   U.S. Navy Mechanized Landing Craft (LCMs) are anchored along the shoreline as Navy and civilian personnel position hoses during oil clean-up efforts on Smith Island. The massive oil spill occurred when Exxon Valdez ran aground while transiting the waters of Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989.   Photographed by PH2 Poche. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-CFD-DN-SC-85-01557:   USS Shenandoah (AD-44), an aerial starboard beam view underway, February 15, 1984.   Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collection of the National Archives.

330-CFD-DF-ST-99-02586.  An overview of damaged homes near Charleston Air Force Base in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo.  Photographed by MSGT Patrick Nugent.  Official U.S. Air Force photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Thu Apr 30 13:14:46 EDT 2020