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USN 1124785 USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59)

USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59)
Title: USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59)
Caption: Crewmen fight the series of fires from the deck as the USS RUPERTUS (DD-851) directs her hoses at the blaze from the other side in a holocaust caused by an initial blast which occurred as heavily armed, fueled aircraft were being readied for launch on combat missions over North Vietnam, as the ship operated in Gulf of Tonkin, 29 July 1967.
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Catalog #: USN 1124785
Copyright Owner: National Archives
Original Creator:
Original Date: Sat, Jul 29, 1967
After this Year: 1960
Before this Year: 1969
Original Medium: BW Photo
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  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
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