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USS Coral Sea Artwork

Page last updated on Mar 1, 2016.
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[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - T.C.Skinner]
# 2339
1947 - Commissioning drawing made for commissioning pamphlet.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Stan Stokes]
# 3524
1950 - A Marine F4U-4 Corsair approaching USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Marianne Krizner]
# 2343
1951 - Beautiful oil painting of two A-D3 Skyraiders from the Omars of VC-12 as they fly past the USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Jack Dillon]
# 2340
1952 - "Coral Sea in Heavy Wweather" Painted by one of our own, Jack Dillon V2 div 49 to 52. Availble for purchase from Jack Dillon, $25 for both or any one for $15. All proceeds over costs of shipping, duplication etc. will go to the Diasbled Vets in the name of the USS Coral Sea Association. Size is roughly 12"X 17". Contact Jack at: dibe@erols.com
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Jack Dillon]
# 2341
1952 - "Coral Sea Sunset" Painted by one of our own, Jack Dillon V2 div 49 to 52. Availble for purchase from Jack Dillon, $25 for both or any one for $15. All proceeds over costs of shipping, duplication etc. will go to the Diasbled Vets in the name of the USS Coral Sea Association. Size is roughly 12"X 17". Contact Jack at: dibe@erols.com
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Unknown]
# 2364
1952 - Sketch used on stationary from the early 1950's.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - L. Papaluca Jr.]
# 2397
1953 - Painting of USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Unknown]
# 2361
1958 - Sketch of CVA-43 bridge. From the book NAVAER 00-80T-58, Naval Aviation in Review, issued by the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, USN in 1958.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - art1965.jpg]
# 2357
1964 - Notecard/Christmas Card. Fred Redeker bought it in the ship's store while aboard in 1965. Moe Wadle also bought a box of these that were Christmas Cards.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Unknown]
# 2356
1965 - Sketch from the 1965 cruise book.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - John Steel]
# 2353
1966 - This is the artwork that appears on one of the two Revell model ships of the USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Jack Leynnwood]
# 2354
1969 - This is the artwork that appears on one of the two Revell model ships of the USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - R. G. Smith]
# 2355
1969 - "Sudden Squall". The USS de Haven (DD-727) provides anti-aircraft and anti-submarine protection for the carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) while on Yankee Station, an operational staging area just off the coast of North Vietnam. The winter monsoon in that region is characterized by consistent heavy clouds and rainfall that make operations difficult.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Philip West]
# 2342
1972 - Jerry "Devil" Houston with Kevin Moore riding shotgun, swings his brightly painted CAG bird onto the center-line of the USS Coral Sea aircraft carrier, returning from a successful combat mission over North Vietnam. Having successfully placed an AIM-9 missile up the tail pipe of a MiG-17 over North Vietnam on May 6, 1972.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Philip West]
# 2349
1972 - "Launch At Sundown". This dramatic, colorful painting catches the moment as an F-4B of VF-111 (Sundowners) launches from the deck of the USS Coral Sea in the Gulf of Tonkin, in 1972.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Ivan Berryman]
# 2350
1972 - USS Coral Sea" Ship being replenished by USS Seattle (AOE-3) as two of the carriers F-4s of VF-111 "The Sundowners" make a low pass.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Philip West]
# 2359
1972 - 1971-72 - One of the last aircraft to come aboard following the day's combat actions was the RF-8G Crusader. Unarmed, apart from cameras and film, the eyes of the fleet roamed far and wide throughout Vietnam to bring back vital post-strike photographs and reconnaissance information. The USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) represented one of twenty-one attack and anti-submarine carriers deployed to the Gulf of Tonkin. Their crews displayed courage, duty, sacrifice, and service.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Mike "MaGoo" McGee, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)]
# 2366
1972 - Old Nick Nabs Another - Great painting of a MIG engagement by an F-4B Phantom that belonged to the VF-111 Sundowners. Read the story here.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Peter Berryman]
# 2365
1974 - CVA-43 painting from Peter Berryman Gallery.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Robert Moak]
# 2362
1975 - Painting of CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - John R. Doughty, Jr.]
# 2351
1980 - "Thunder on the Deck" - A Marine F-4 of VMFA-531 launches from the deck of the USS Coral Sea during the Iran hostage crisis.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Unknown]
# 2358
1989 - Laser Plaque of the ship in the 80s.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Dr. Carl Eddy]
# 2363
1989 - Ageless Warriors, A VA-65 Intruder overflies USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Unknown]
# 2352
1995 - This was taken at the scrapyard in Baltimore. It was a mural painted by a crewman from one of the last cruises. Ric Crutcher thinks it was located at the aft end of the foc'sle. The hatch to the right leads to the forward paint locker. Can anybody identify the signature?
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Artist - Michael Donegan]
# 2360
1995 - Sketch of CV-43.



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