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U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. I (27 December 1982 to 6 May 2003)

 

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USS Coral Sea CV-42 CVB-43 CVA-43 and CV-43 History and Those Aircraft Carriers Operating with Coral Sea During Her Tour of Service CONSTRUCTION to LAUNCHING and EARLY JET AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT (10 July 1944—2 April 1946) and a Tour of Duty in the U. S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

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USS Midway (CVA-41) underway in the Gulf of Tonkin during operations off North Vietnam, June 1971 NS0241af  - Robert Hurst.

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Refresher Operations in the Northern Japan Operating Area (R-116) from 11 to 19 January 1974 and began preparing for deployment to the Subic Operating Area off the Republic of the Philippines; remained at Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) preparing for deployment to the Subic Operating Area off the Republic of the Philippines (19 to 27 January 1974); 10th “WestPac,” her 11th South China Sea, on her second Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise, on her third deployment, as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Operations in the Pacific Ocean (29 January to 6 March 1974) and conducted Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) from 7 to 25 March 1974), conducting the first of the incremental overhaul periods that were the norm for a forward deployed CVA (11 January to 24 March 1974).

CHAPTER XXXI

 

 

     “On 1 January, 1974, USS Midway (CVA-41) was inport Yokosuka, Japan with RADM W. L. Macdonald embarked as COMNAVAIRPACREP WESTPAC and COMCARGRU-3, serving as Commander, Task Group CTG-77.4 in the Western Pacific Region. On 5 January 1974, RADM W. L. Macdonald was relieved as COMCARGRU-3 but remained embarked in Midway as COMNAVAIRPACREP WESTPAC, serving as Commander, Task Group CTG-77.4 in the Western Pacific Region.

 

       After celebrating the holidays with their families, the crew of USS Midway (CVA-41) got ready for sea and with RADM W. L. Macdonald, COMNAVAIRPACREP WETPAC, serving as Commander, Task Group CTG-77.4 since 1 January 1974 and CDR B. W. Streit, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) departed Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) on 11 January 1974, as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Refresher Operations in the Northern Japan Operating Area (R-116) from 11 to 19 January 1974. New to the area, show of force through strength, a new mission for a dual hated command, although COMCARGRUP FIVE was not posted in photos as to CTF-77.4 Commanders Carrier Group as their were ONE, THREE and SEVEN that assumed CTF-77.4 and Carrier Group Commanders rarely appear in a Photo with COMCARGRU FIVE (CTF-77/CCG-5)/CTG-77.4, CTF-75 and matching a CTF-77.4 Commander to every underway period is not possible from the released Command History Reports. In Conjunction with USS Midway (CV-41) Cruise Books Photos of Carrier Group Commanders and several biographies if a Carrier Group Commander was onboard, based on periods of duty as CTF-77. Commander, the usage of assigned rather then embarked was noted, with the exception of accurate references. Yet in this first underway period its reasonable as in my assumption its first deployment that follows would have CVW-5 and CTF-77 embarked” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1974).

 

             USS Midway (CVA-41) with CVW-5 (NF)

(11 to 19 January 1974)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

CVW-5

NF

11 Jan 1974

19 Jan 1974

Training

9-days

Refresher Operations in the Northern Japan Operating Area (R-116).

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas -Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7A

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7A

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet - Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special lectronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6ª

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

 

    CVW-5 may not have been embarked in its entirety and recon flights less CQ’s most likely and if not, CV-41 went to sea with no aircraft to protect the ship from Russian aircraft, even though the Northern Japan Operating Area (R-116) will become a routine operating area. It is however evident of CVW-5 assignment to the USS Midway (CV-41) as a forward deployed unit assigned to Midway, so when the carrier went to sea, in a foreign port, especially with Russian Aircraft buzzing around the Midway, less Sea Trials following a Dry-docking for Extended Incremental Ship Restricted Availability (EISRA), it’s inconceivable the Midway would be underway at sea with out Aircraft to Protect the ship from Russian Aircraft.

 

     “On 19 January 1974, USS Midway (CVA-41) with RADM W. L. Macdonald, COMNAVAIRPACREP WETPAC, serving as Commander, Task Group CTG-77.4 since 1 January 1974 and CDR B. W. Streit, Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked returned to Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan), as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Refresher Operations in the Northern Japan Operating Area (R-116) from 11 to 19 January 1974. On 5 January 1974, RADM W. L. Macdonald was relieved as COMCARGRU-3 but remained embarked in Midway as CTG 77.4, COMNAVAIRPACREP WETPAC and CVW-5 embarked WESTPAC. Squadrons: VF-161, F-4N; VF-151, F-4N; VA-93, A-7A; VA-56, A-7A; VA-115, A-6A / KA-6D, VFP-63 Det. 3, RF-8G; VMCJ-1 Det. 101, EA-6ª; VAW-115, E-2B and HC-1 Det. 2, SH-3G. USS Worden (CG-18) joined up with Midway as part of her task force (11 to 19 January 1974).

 

       USS Midway (CVA-41) remained at Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) preparing for deployment to the Subic Operating Area off the Republic of the Philippines, from 19 to 27 January 1974” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1974).

 

11/01/74 to 19/01/74

AWARD OR CITATION

AWARD DATES

7Th FLEET Forward Deployed

National Defense Service Medal

Vietnam

Jan 1961 to Aug 1974

10th WestPac

11th SCS

21st FWFD

 

Ref. 1081 & 1081/C

 

     USS Midway (CVA-41) with RADM W. L. Macdonald, COMNAVAIRPACREP WETPAC, serving as Commander, Task Group CTG-77.4 since 11 January 1974, DESRON 15 and CDR B. W. Streit, serving as Commander, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked departed Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) 29 January 1974, with Captain Richard Joseph Schulte, NAVCAD, as Commanding Officer, on her 10th “WestPac,” her 11th South China Sea, her second Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise, on her third deployment, as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific Region, conducting Operations in the Pacific Ocean, Refresher Operations in the Northern Japan Operating Area (R-116) from 11 to 19 January 1974 and began preparing for deployment to the Subic Operating Area off the Republic of the Philippines and particpating in Blue Sky Exercise with the Republic of China. She will under go her fifth deployment since her second recommission 31 January 1970, following completion of a four-year conversion-modernization at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, arriving 11 February 1966, ending the year of 1965 upon arrival from her seventh “WestPac” deployment, operating with the Pacific Fleet and the 7th Fleet, her seventh South China Sea, on her first Vietnam Combat Cruise on “Yankee Stationin the Gulf of Tonkin in the Far East. She will under go her 11th deployment since her first recommission upon completion of SCB-110 (August 1955 to 30 September 1957), decommissioning in August 1955 upon arrival from her World Cruise and first “WestPac” deployment, operating with the U.S. Atlantic Command (USLANTCOM) (Atlantic Fleet), operational control extending to the 2nd Fleet and Pacific Fleet and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, on her first South China Sea deployment, for a five month SCB-110 modernization that included new innovations such as an enclosed bow and an angled flight deck to be installed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Washington; redesignated CVA-41 on 1 October 1952. She will under go her 21st Foreign Water Fleet Deployment (FWFD) since her commission 10 September 1945, having the destination of being the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II” (Ref. 1-Midway & 72).

 

USS Midway (CVA-41) with CVW-5 (NF)

(29 January to 6 March 1974)

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Midway (CVA-41) –7th (3rd Forward Deployed)

Western

Pacific

Region

Pacific Ocean

10th WestPac 11th SCS

CVW-5

NF

29 Jan 1974

6 Mar 1974

Vietnam

21st FWFD

37-days

2nd Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise

Refresher Operations in the Pacific Ocean, participating in Blue Sky Exercise with the Republic of China.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-161

Chargers -                    Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF100

F-4N

VF-151

Vigilantes -                  Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Phantom II Jet Fighter

NF200

F-4N

VA-93

Blue Blazers -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF300

A-7ª

VA-56

Champions -                Attack Squadron

Vought - Corsair II -

Jet Attack Aircraft

NF400

A-7ª

VA-115

Arabs - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Tanker

NF500

A-6A / A-6B /    KA-6D

VFP-63 Det. 3

Eyes of the Fleet -

Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Vought - Crusader -     Jet Fighter - Reconnaissance

600

RF-8G

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

Golden Hawks - Marine fixed-wing squadron

Grumman - Intruder - Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

(RM) 610

EA-6A

VAW-115

Liberty Bells -               Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye -Electronics

010

E-2B

HC-1 Det. 2

Pacific Fleet Angels - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King -

Anti-submarine

003-007

SH-3G

 

     USS Worden (CG-18) joined up with USS Midway (CV-41) as part of her task force” (Reef. 84A).

 

     “After one day of refresher ops in R-116, the Task Group departed the Northern Japan Operating Area and arrived in W-173 off Okinawa on 31 January 1974. After a short period of flight operations, USS Midway (CVA-41) transit to the Subic Area was resumed. On 1 February 1974, Midway and CVW-5 participated in a Blue Sky Exercise with the Republic of China (ROC). Midway was host to ROC military dignitaries who observed the air defense drill and the strikes of ROCAF F-5’s and F-100’s on a spar towed by the CVA.

 

       USS Midway (CVA-41) and her escorts arrived off Subic Bay for daily flight operations and various exercises before mooring at Subic Bay on 2 February 1974. Commander Task Force Seven Seven cannot be Commander, Task Group CTG-77.4, as RADM W. L. Macdonald, COMNAVAIRPACREP WETPAC, was serving as CTG-77.4 since 11 January 1974 and Commander Task Force Seven Seven, RADM McClendon visited Midway on 3 February 1974.

 

       VADM Baldwin, Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific arrived USS Midway (CVA-41) for one day visit on 8 February 1974” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1974).

 

     “On 13 February 1974, USS Midway (CVA-41) moored alongside Leyte Pier at NAS Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, Midway and CVW-5 conducted daily flight operations and various exercises from 2 to 13 February 1974. During the period, Commander Task Force Seven Seven, RADM McClendon, visited Midway on 3 February 1974. VADM Baldwin, Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific arrived Midway for one day visit on 8 February 1974.

 

       USS Midway (CVA-41) made a port of call at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, mooring at Leyte Pier, NAS Cubi Point from 13 to 15 February 1974, departing to continue operations in the Operating Area” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1974 & 405).

 

     “After one day of refresher ops in R-116, the Task Group departed the Northern Japan Operating Area and arrived in W-173 off Okinawa on 31 January 1974. After a short period of flight operations, USS Midway (CVA-41) transit to the Subic Area was resumed. On 1 February 1974, Midway and CVW-5 participated in a Blue Sky Exercise with the Republic of China (ROC). Midway was host to ROC military dignitaries who observed the air defense drill and the strikes of ROCAF F-5’s and F-100’s on a spar towed by the CVA.

 

       USS Midway (CVA-41) and her escorts arrived off Subic Bay for daily flight operations and various exercises before mooring at Subic Bay on 2 February 1974. Commander Task Force Seven Seven, RADM McClendon, visited Midway on 3 February 1974.

 

       VADM Baldwin, Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific arrived USS Midway (CVA-41) for one day visit on 8 February 1974” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1974).

 

     “On 13 February 1974, USS Midway (CVA-41) moored alongside Leyte Pier at NAS Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, Midway and CVW-5 conducted daily flight operations and various exercises from 2 to 13 February 1974. During the period, Commander Task Force Seven Seven, RADM McClendon, visited Midway on 3 February 1974. VADM Baldwin, Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific arrived Midway for one day visit on 8 February 1974.

 

       USS Midway (CVA-41) made a port of call at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, mooring at Leyte Pier, NAS Cubi Point from 13 to 15 February 1974, departing to continue operations in the Operating Area” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1974 & 405).

 

     “On 22 February 1974, USS Midway (CVA-41) departed the operating area en route to a five day port call in Hong Kong, British Crown Colony” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1974).

 

     USS Midway (CVA-41) pulled in for a port of cal at Hong Kong, British Crown Colony on 23 February 1974. A dense fog in the harbor delayed anchoring near Green Island until 24 February 1974 and all liberty parties remained aboard until the Green Island anchoring operation was accomplished.

 

       USS Midway (CVA-41) made a port of call at Hong Kong, British Crown Colony from 23 February to 1 March 1974” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1974 & 405).

 

     USS Midway (CVA-41) conducted Blue Sky Exercise with the Republic of China on 2 March 1974.

 

       USS Midway (CVA-41) was en route to Yokosuka from 2 to 6 March 1974. Flight operations were conducted off Okinawa in W-172 and W-173 and in R-134 off the Japanese island of Kyushu” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1974).

 

    At 0900, on 6 March 1974, USS Midway (CVA-41) with RADM W. L. Macdonald embarked as CTG 77.4, COMNAVAIRPACREP WESTPAC and CVW-5 embarked moored alongside Piedmont Pier Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan), thus completing the first deployment of 1974 out of Japanese Waters, with Captain Richard Joseph Schulte, NAVCAD, as Commanding Officer, ending her 10th “WestPac,” her 11th South China Sea and second Vietnam Peace Patrol Cruise, on her third deployment as the U. S. Navy’s forward-deployed carrier operating with the 7th Fleet. After a short period of Refresher Operations, Midway transit to the Subic Area was resumed. On 1 February 1974, Midway and CVW-5 participated in a Blue Sky Exercise with the Republic of China (ROC). Midway was host to ROC military dignitaries who observed the air defense drill and the strikes of ROCAF F-5’s and F-100’s on a spar towed by the CVA. Midway and her escorts arrived off Subic Bay for daily flight operations and various exercises before mooring at Subic Bay on 2 February 1974. Commander Task Force Seven Seven, RADM McClendon, visited Midway on 3 February 1974. VADM Baldwin, Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific arrived Midway for one day visit on 8 February 1974. On 13 February 1974, Midway moored alongside Leyte Pier at NAS Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, Midway and CVW-5 conducted daily flight operations and various exercises from 2 to 13 February 1974. During the period, Commander Task Force Seven Seven, RADM McClendon, visited Midway on 3 February 1974. Midway made a port of call at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, mooring at Leyte Pier, NAS Cubi Point from 13 to 15 February 1974, departing to continue operations in the Operating Area. On 22 February 1974, Midway departed the operating area en route to a five day port call in Hong Kong, British Crown Colony from 23 February to 1 March 1974. A dense fog in the harbor delayed anchoring near Green Island until 24 February 1974 and all liberty parties remained aboard until the Green Island anchoring operation was accomplished. Midway conducted Blue Sky Exercise with the Republic of China on 2 March 1974, en route to Yokosuka from 2 to 6 March 1974. Flight operations were conducted off Okinawa in W-172 and W-173 and in R-134 off the Japanese island of Kyushu. Ports of call included: Leyte Pier, NAS Cubi Point, Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, a bay forming part of Luzon Sea on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines, about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay and is a major ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility of the United States Navy located in Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines and Hong Kong, British Crown Colony, situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. Squadrons: VF-161, F-4N; VF-151, F-4N; VA-93, A-7A; VA-56, A-7A; VA-115, A-6A / KA-6D, VFP-63 Det. 3, RF-8G; VMCJ-1 Det. 101, EA-6ª; VAW-115, E-2B; HC-1 Det. 2, SH-3G and *VQ-l Det., EA-3B. *Not embarked for the entire deployment. USS Worden (CG-18) joined up with Midway as part of her task force.Her fifth deployment since her second recommission 31 January 1970, following completion of a four-year conversion-modernization at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, arriving 11 February 1966, ending the year of 1965 upon arrival from her seventh “WestPac” deployment, operating with the Pacific Fleet and the 7th Fleet, her seventh South China Sea, on her first Vietnam Combat Cruise on “Yankee Stationin the Gulf of Tonkin in the Far East. Her 11th deployment since her first recommission upon completion of SCB-110 (August 1955 to 30 September 1957), decommissioning in August 1955 upon arrival from her World Cruise and first “WestPac” deployment, operating with the U.S. Atlantic Command (USLANTCOM) (Atlantic Fleet), operational control extending to the 2nd Fleet and Pacific Fleet and tour of duty with the 7th Fleet, on her first South China Sea deployment, for a five month SCB-110 modernization that included new innovations such as an enclosed bow and an angled flight deck to be installed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Washington; redesignated CVA-41 on 1 October 1952. Her 21st Foreign Water Fleet Deployment (FWFD) since her commission 10 September 1945, having the destination of being the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II (29 January to 6 March 1974)” (Ref. 1-Midway, 72 & 84A1974 & 405).

 

29/01/74 to 06/03/74

AWARD OR CITATION

AWARD DATES

7Th FLEET Forward Deployed

National Defense Service Medal

Vietnam

Jan 1961 to Aug 1974

10th WestPac

11th SCS

21st FWFD

 

Ref. 1081 & 1081/C

 

    “During the 20 day inport period (7-25 March 1974), USS Midway (CVA-41) underwent the first of the incremental overhaul periods that were the norm for a forward deployed CVA. Also during this period the Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Enlisted Personnel Development and Distribution, RADM C. H. Griffiths, visited Midway. The ship and Air Wing prepared for the next at sea period and an excursion into the Sea of Japan. Midway was to be the first CVA since October 1971 to operate in what is called the Russian lake. Predictions of the Soviet reaction to the visit proved to be highly conservative” (Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar 1974 & 405).

 

Fifth South China Sea deployment and 1974 Senior Command and Staff

CHAPTER XXXI

Appendix I

 

 

USS Midway (CVA 41) WestPac Cruise Book 1974

 

Table of Contents:

Introduction

Japan

Command

Flag and VIPs

Flight Operations

The Crew

Air Department

AIMD

Communications Department

Deck Department

Dental Department

Engineering Department

Executive Department

Medical Department

Navigation Department

Midshipmen

Operations Department

Supply Department

Weapons Department

Attack Carrier Air Wing 5

VA-56

VA-93

VA-115

VAW-115

VF-151

VF-161

HC-1 Det. 2

VMCJ-1 Det. 101

VFP-63 Det. 3

Stragglers

Ports of Call

Fun and Games

Life aboard MIDWAY

In Memoriam

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