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[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Mark Jennings]
# 958
1950 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 at anchor somewhere in the Mediterranean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3159
1950 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 in Dry Dock for the first time.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 229
Apr 21, 1950 - An AJ-1 Savage of Composite Squadron (VC) 5 pictured on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Coral Sea (CVB 43). On April 21, 1950, Captain John T. Hayward demonstrated the shipboard capabilities of the AJ-1, the first naval aircaft designed specifically to deliver atomic weapons, by successfully launching from Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 251
Apr 21, 1950 - On April 21, 1950, Captain John T. Hayward made the first carrier launch of an AJ-1 Savage heavy attack aircraft from the carrier Coral Sea (CVB 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1085
Apr 21, 1950 - An AJ-1 Savage begins a deck run for takeoff aboard USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1086
Apr 21, 1950 - An AJ-1 Savage on a deck run for takeoff aboard USS Coral Sea CVB -43
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 246
May 6, 1950 - Sailors gathered on the flight deck of the carrier Coral Sea (CVB 43) as she lays at anchor.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 276
Aug 31, 1950 - An AJ-1 of Composite Squadron (VC) 5 on approach for recovery on board Coral Sea (CVB 43) in August 1950.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 278
Aug 31, 1950 - AJ-1 Savages of Composite Squadron (VC) 5 spotted on the flight deck of the carrier Coral Sea (CVB 43) in August 1950.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1098
Aug 31, 1950 - Several AJ-1 Savage aircraft from NATC spotted on the deck of USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1133
Aug 31, 1950 - The U.S. Navy’s latest and heaviest carrier aircraft, AJ-1, attack bomber, comes in for a landing on the flight deck of USS Coral Sea (CVB-43), on which the plane has successfully completed trial landings. An unloaded, AJ-1, weighing in excess of 17 tons became the heaviest aircraft ever to land onboard a U.S. Navy carrier when it was set down on Coral Sea’s flight deck in exercises off the Virginia Capes.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 984
Nov 1950 - Corsair fighter Takes off from from USS Coral Sea (CVB-43), while she was operating in the Mediterranean Sea, November 1950. This is a U.S. Marine Corps aircraft. Note radar antennas atop the island, and flag signal reading 085 turn.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1079
Nov 1950 - Several AD-4's of VA-175 are warmed and ready for launch aboard USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3624
Nov 13, 1950 - Flight deck crew aboard USS Coral Sea CVB-43 reposition an F4U-5 of the VF-174 Hell Razors.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 898
Dec 1950 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 Underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 956
Dec 1950 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 Underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3164
Dec 25, 1950 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 - Ships crew spells out Merry Christmas in Italian.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3165
Dec 25, 1950 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 - Ships crew spells out Merry Christmas in Spanish.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3166
Dec 25, 1950 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 - Ships crew spells out Merry Christmas in French.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 889
1951 - Port side view of USS Coral Sea CVB-43 at anchor somewhere in the Mediterranean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 896
1951 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 replenishing USS Dyess DDR-880 in the Mediterranean Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Jay Henning]
# 1166
1951 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 at anchor with CVG-17 aboard.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3161
1951 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 UNREP's the destroyer USS Dyess DD-880.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 989
Feb 3, 1951 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 -Port view of the ship underway.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 991
Feb 3, 1951 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 - Underway about ready to launch. One of the plane guard helo's is off the port quarter.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1080
Jun 1951 - Four F2H-2 Banshees of the VF-12 Flying Ubangis overfly the USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2333
Jun 1951 - Four F2H-2 Banshees of the VF-12 Flying Ubangis overfly the USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NASC]
# 250
Aug 14, 1951 - The nose section of an F2H Banshee frames flight deck personnel in action on board the carrier Coral Sea (CVB 43) during Operation Beehive in the Mediterranean Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 282
Aug 14, 1951 - An AD Skyraider assigned to Attack Squadron (VA) 15 pictured ready for launch on the deck of the carrier Coral Sea (CVB 43) during Operation Beehive in the Mediterranean on August 14, 1951.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 396
1952 - An F4U-4 Corsair of VF-13 takes a waveoff on an attempted landing aboard USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 397
1952 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 moored in the bay of Taranto, Italy.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 398
1952 - Rare picture of forward center line elevator in use as several F2H-2 Banshee's of VF-62 get ready for launch.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 400
1952 - F2H-2 Banshee's of VF-62 ready for launch aboard USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 846
1952 - A picture of USS Coral Sea CVB-43 that appeared in an issue of Fortune Magazine.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 954
1952 - Looking at the bow of USS Coral Sea CVB-43 as she is underway.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1094
1952 - USS Coral sea CVB-43 celebrates 40 Years of Naval Aviation.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 2327
1952 - A US Navy McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee of Fighter Squadron 62 (VF-62) "Gladiators" from the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVB 43) after it had landed aboard USS Wasp (CV 18) in 1952. VF-62 was assigned to Carrier Air Group 4 (CVG-4) aboard the Coral Sea for a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea from 19 April to 12 October 1952.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2809
1952 - Two AD-4 Skyraiders of the VA-45 Blackbirds ready for launch aboard USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2810
1952 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 - Captains Gig on the flight deck. Crane in use.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2814
1952 - An F4U-4 Corsair of the VF-44 Hornets traps aboard USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2815
1952 - A crowded flight as USS Coral Sea CVB-43 sits at anchor somewhere in the Mediterranean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2816
1952 - An S2F Tracker from NATC conducting carrier trials unfolds its wings in preparation for launch aboard USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2817
1952 - An HUP-1 Retriever of the HU-2 Fleet Angels has just touched down on the "43" of USS Coral Sea CVB-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Dillon]
# 2869
1952 - USS Coral Sea CVB-43 - Celebrating 40 years of Naval Aviation.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ken Christiansen]
# 2882
1952 - USS Coral sea CVB-43 celebrates 40 Years of Naval Aviation.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ken Christiansen]
# 2883
1952 - Photo Collection from 1952.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ken Christiansen]
# 2884
1952 - Photo Collection from 1952.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ken Christiansen]
# 2885
1952 - Photo Collection from 1952.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ken Christiansen]
# 2886
1952 - Photo Collection from 1952.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ken Christiansen]
# 2887
1952 - Photo Collection from 1952.


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