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K-42269 USS Oriskany (CVA-34)

Photo #: K-42269  USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
Title: USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
Description: Navy pilot Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Denny Earl, with both legs shattered by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire, successfully lands his A-4 Skyhawk attack plane aboard the Oriskany in the Gulf of Tonkin, 20 October 1967. The nylon emergency barrier assures the wounded pilot that he will not have to make more than one attempt to land his plane. Photographed by PHC Neal Crowe. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Catalog #: K-42269
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