USS Coral Sea

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  1. W5WPL

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    Found some interesting things in my Dad's stuff today.
    His year book for his 1961-1962 Far East Cruise USS Coral Sea

    VF-154 Black Knight Squadron 15th Air Wing
    Hey Pat, ID these radios
    What's he doing?
    My Pop. AFMC D.E. Lowery 1939-1969 Retired E9
    Back Row 2nd from right

  2. N8CPA

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    Your dad was a sparky bug tickler? Cool.
  3. N0SYA

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    Apparently he's handling SPECAT traffic from TOP HAT.
  4. NY3V

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    That XMTR in the top picture looks something like a 'T2'. The sailor, at the top of the same picture, reminds me that it wasn't until just before I was discharged in 1971 that we were allowed to wear our dungaree work uniforms back and forth from home to the base (if they were well pressed) :D
  5. AA3RE

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    Hey, thanks for that. I love to see pictures from my first home as an adult.
    USS Coral Sea, The Ageless Warrior, The Natural.
  6. KA0USE

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    what great pics! i love stuff like this!
    i still have my souvenir book from basic training at fort knox, 1971. if i could figure how to attach a pic i'd do it. not that i'm handsome. oh, nooooooooooo. and there are a couple of pics of a childhood friend in the field and classroom in it. he died in '96 at 43.
  7. KB4QAA

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    Yeah, I noticed those shirts look like they were ironed with a rock. Heh. But we shouldn't be so hard on the ships' laundry, they are so busy. They also have to run the shirts through the button crusher machine!
  8. N2NH

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    Great pix. Thanks for posting them. I modeled the Coral Sea (as well as the Shangri-la) in the 60s.
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