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[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1035
Oct 1960 - An A3D-2 of the VAH-2 Royal Rampants is ready for launch aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1036
Oct 1960 - An A4D-2 Skyhawk of the VMA-121 Green Knights taxis forward to a catapult aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1071
Oct 5, 1960 - No fighters aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43. Reaching Japanese waters 5 October, Coral Sea put her two fighter squadrons ashore at Atsugi while embarking two Marine A4D squadrons, VMA-121 and VMA-324, thus pioneering the "all attack" carrier concept.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 932
Nov 1960 - Respot underway aboard the USS Coral Sea. Aircraft include: A4D-2's of VA-155 and A4D-2's of VMA-324.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1037
Nov 1960 - Nice shot of USS Coral Sea CVA-43 underway. The bow is packed with planes following an airwing recovery.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1047
Dec 1960 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 underway in the Pacific as she makes speed to begin a launch cycle.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 350
1961 - A U.S. Marine Corps Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo 142938) of Marine Attack Squadron VMA-121 Green Knights being put into place on the waist catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43). VMA-121 was assigned to Carrier Air Group 15 (CVW-15) aboard the Coral Sea for a deployment to the Western Pacific from 19 September 1960 to 27 May 1961. Note that VMA-121 did not adopt CVG-15´s tail code "NL", but kept its own "VK".
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1043
1961 - Nice shot of all three catapults in use during a busy launch cycle aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1066
1961 - A shot of USS Coral Sea CVA-43 turning out of the wind just after recovery.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 2870
1961 - An A4D-2 of VA-155 traps aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 2871
1961 - An A4D-2 of VA-155 traps aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 2872
1961 - An AD-6 of VA-152 completes a trap aboard US Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 2873
1961 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 - Captain's and Admiral's Gigs while the ship is in Hong Kong.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 2874
1961 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 - UNREP with USS Tucker DD-374. Note a crewman in the bucket on the hi-line.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 2875
1961 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 - Planes are being readied for flight ops.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 2876
1961 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 - Espot is underway on the flight deck.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 2877
1961 - An A4D-2 of VA-153 traps aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Lyons]
# 2878
1961 - An A3D-2 of VAH-2 traps aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3376
1961 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 - An F3H-2 Demon of the VF-151 Vigilantes is positioned on CAT 2 for launch.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1041
Jan 1961 - Nice bow shot of the USS Coral Sea CVA-43. The forward deck is clear in preperation for launch.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 3518
Jan 2, 1961 - An A3D Skywarrior of Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 2 pictured after taking a wave-off during flight operations on board the carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1046
Feb 1961 - An A4D-2 Skyhawk of the VA-155 Silver Foxes is being started by a huffer on the deck of the USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1048
Mar 1961 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 underway in the Pacific as the flight deck crew respot aircraft for the next launch cycle.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 267
Mar 4, 1961 - The pilot of an F8U Crusader of Fighter Squadron (VF) 154 takes a wave-off during flight operations on board the carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43) operating in the Western Pacific on March 4, 1961.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 481
Mar 4, 1961 - An AD-6 Skyraider of Attack Squadron (VA) 152 pictured just a moment before trapping on board the carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43) operating in the Western Pacific.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 277
Mar 22, 1961 - An AD-6 Skyraider of Attack Squadron (VA) 152 pictured in flight over the aircraft carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43) on March 22, 1961.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1049
Apr 1961 - An F8U-1E Crusader from the VF-154 Black Knights is ready for launch aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 477
Apr 24, 1961 - The carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43) steams into Manila Bay, Philippines.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - All Hands Magazine]
# 3339
May 1961 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 - Crew spells out "Long Time No Coral See" after the 1960-61 deployment.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 476
Aug 30, 1961 - The carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43) passed by Point Loma after participating in ceremonies commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation. Note the engineering "E" on the stack.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3682
Oct 1961 - USS Coral Sea underway in the Pacific.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 285
Dec 1961 - A HUP-3 Retriever of Helicopter Utility Squadron (HU) 1 hovers over the flight deck of the Coral Sea (CVA-43) during the carrier's Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) in the waters off Hawaii in December 1961.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 833
Dec 1961 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 underway during the carrier's Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) in the waters off Hawaii in December 1961. Nice shot of some of the birds on the flight deck: A3D-2, WF-2 and an F8U-1P.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 256
Dec 17, 1961 - With aircraft of Carrier Air Group (CVG) 15 on the flight deck and sailors in white ready for liberty, tugs nudge the carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43) towards the dock at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 17, 1961.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Sam Turner]
# 3066
Dec 17, 1961 - Tugs nudge the carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43) towards the dock at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. when the ship came in or went out the wives and girlfriends did the hula. They are the line of women you see pictured on the dock.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 262
Dec 18, 1961 - A U.S. Navy McDonnell F3H-2N Demon (BuNo 133550) of fighter squadron VF-151 Vigilantes on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during the ship's Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) off Hawaii, 18 December 1961. The aircraft was assigned to LCdr. J.H. Dozier, the squadron executive officer.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 263
Dec 18, 1961 - Three U.S. Navy McDonnell F3H-2N Demon of fighter squadron VF-151 Vigilantes on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during the ship's Operational Readiness Inspction (ORI) off Hawaii, 18 December 1961.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 359
Dec 18, 1961 - Stern view of a U.S. Navy McDonnell F3H-2 Demon of fighter squadron VF-151 Vigilantes on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during the ship's Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) off Hawaii, 18 December 1961.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 258
Dec 20, 1961 - An U.S. Navy Douglas AD-6 Skyraider of attack squadron VA-152 Friendlies on the portside elevator on board the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during the ship's Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) off Hawaii, 20 December 1961. VA-152 was assigned to Carrier Air Group 15 (CVG-15) aboard the Coral Sea for a deployment to the Western Pacific from 12 December 1961 to 17 July 1962. This AD-6 (A-1H) was later passed on to the South Vietnamese Air Force.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 257
1962 - Several A-3 Skywarriors "Whales" parked along the flight deck aboard CVA-43 USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 259
1962 - Looking out from the bridge at the "Pack" parked on the bow after recovery operations aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 261
1962 - A WF-2 "Willy Fudd" and an AD-6 Skywarrior parked on the flight deck of USS Coral Sea CVa-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy - Leslie Withrow]
# 401
1962 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 - Very unusual compliment of aircraft. All birds are painted in training squadron colors.

Follow up from Marc Pradignac:
The air group on board is RCVG-12 (Replacement Carrier Air Group) or RCVW-12 as it was redesignated on Dec 20, 1963. This Air Group was in charge of pilots training and transitioning on the Pacific Coast. This Air Group was probably conducting carrier qualifications or on board training off the west coast (San Francisco).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 955
1962 - An AD-5Q "Electric" Spad of VAW-13 DET DELTA Zappers ready for launch aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 964
1962 - Four F3H-2 Demon aircraft of VF-151 fly over the USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 975
1962 - An F3H-2 Demon of VF-151 is being readied on CAT 1 aboard USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 1034
1962 - Several aircraft parked on the flight deck aboard CVA-43 USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1090
1962 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 underway departing an unspecified port.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1107
1962 - Two planes from USS Coral Sea CVA-43 ready to launch - an F8U-1P of VFP-63 and an A4D-2 of VA-155.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ted Hillis]
# 2980
1962 - Photo Collection from the 1961-62 WestPac.


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