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[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 512
1980 - View of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Indian Ocean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 513
1980 - View of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Indian Ocean. Note the H-46 helicopter engaged in vertical replenishment operation.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 543
1980 - Overhead view of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) at sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1127
1980 - Beautiful shot of the VA-27 CAG A-7E taxiing up to CAT 1 aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2434
1980 - Marine F-4N Phantom II's spotted on the bow in the "pack" aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bill Bowers - VMFA-323]
# 3075
1980 - A Marine F-4N of VMFA-323 catching the #1 wire making a Centurion trap.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bill Bowers - VMFA-323]
# 3076
1980 - A Marine F-4N of VMFA-323 trapping to make a Centurion trap.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bill Bowers - VMFA-323]
# 3077
1980 - A Marine F-4N of VMFA-323 over the rounddown about to make a Centurion trap.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bill Bowers - VMFA-323]
# 3078
1980 - Nice shot of some VMFA-323 F-4N Phantoms parked on the starboard fantail.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Joe Land]
# 3301
1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 being relived by the USS Constellation CV-64 marking the end of a 102 day period in the Indian Ocean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3303
1980 - An F-4N of VMFA-531 at full afterburner ready to launch from USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bruce Henion]
# 3306
1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 conducting an UNREP in the Pacific.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3326
1980 - Nice shot of the "Pack" on the bow after a recovery aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 3353
1980 - Photo Collection from 1979-80 westPac.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 3354
1980 - Photo Collection from 1979-80 westPac.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 3355
1980 - Photo Collection from 1979-80 westPac.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 3356
1980 - Photo Collection from 1979-80 westPac.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 3357
1980 - Photo Collection from 1979-80 westPac.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 3358
1980 - Photo Collection from 1979-80 westPac.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 3359
1980 - Photo Collection from 1979-80 westPac.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 3360
1980 - Photo Collection from 1979-80 westPac.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 3361
1980 - Photo Collection from 1979-80 westPac.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 157
Jan 1, 1980 - An A-6E Intruder attack aircraft from Medium Attack Squadron 196 (VA-196) prepares for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 221
Jan 1, 1980 - Weapons department personnel move Mk 82 500 pound general purpose 500 pound bombs aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) during her 1979-1980 deployment. An A-6 Intruder attack aircraft is parked in the background.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 691
Jan 1, 1980 - An A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 27 (VA-27) is directed by a flight deck crewman aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 503
Jan 5, 1980 - View of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Indian Ocean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 117
Jan 17, 1980 - Weapons department personnel move RIM-7H Sea Sparrow missiles aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 118
Jan 17, 1980 - Flight deck personnel refuel an A-6 Intruder attack aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 825
Jan 17, 1980 - Three crewmen stand by with two MD-3 tow tractors (right) and an NC-2 Mobile Electric Powerplant (left) during flight deck operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43). In the background is an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 531 (VMFA-531) (left) and A-7 Corsair II and A-6 Intruder aircraft are parked on the right.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 312
Feb 12, 1980 - A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) underway alongside the ammunition ship USS Kilauea (AE-26) the Indian Ocean. Coral Sea, with assigned Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14), was deployed to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean from 13 November 1979 to 11 June 1980.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 504
Feb 12, 1980 - View of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Indian Ocean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 612
Feb 12, 1980 - A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) underway.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 930
Feb 12, 1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 underway in the Indian Ocean on Gonzo Station.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 507
Mar 1980 - View of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway alongside an oiler in the Indian Ocean.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1130
Mar 1980 - An E-2B Hawkeye of VAW-113 taxis aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2431
Mar 1980 - VA-196 CAG A-6E waits behind the JBD for launch as an F-4N Phantom launches from CAT 2.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2435
Mar 1980 - TA-3B Skywarrior from VQ-1 is ready for launch from CAT 2 aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2441
Mar 1980 - RF-8G Crusader of VFP-63 DET 2 launching with afterburner from thee deck of USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 700
Mar 1, 1980 - A Marine Strike Fighter Squadron 531 (VMFA-531) F-4N Phanton II aircraft is launched from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43). The aircraft is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 981
Mar 1, 1980 - Mar 1, 1980 - A Marine Strike Fighter Squadron 531 (VMFA-531) F-4N Phanton II aircraft is launched from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43). The aircraft is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 2444
Mar 8, 1980 - F-4N Phantom II of VMFA-531 is at full afterburner aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 2329
Mar 18, 1980 - An aviation ordnanceman maneuvers a cart carrying two Mk 82 bombs with Mk 15 Snake Eye fins into position for loading aboard an A-6 Intruder spotted on the flight deck of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) steaming in the Indian Ocean on March 18, 1980.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy - Pete Clayton]
# 392
Apr 1980 - Great shot of an F-4N of the VMFA-531 "Grey Ghosts" trapping aboard USS Coral Sea. This particular aircraft was nicknamed "Hulk".
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bill Moore]
# 3049
Apr 1980 - A-7E Corsair's lined up on the bow of USS Coral Sea CV-43. The aircraft have Iran Hostage raid markings on their wings.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 159
Apr 6, 1980 - A crewman jogs past a tied down A-7 Corsair II aircraft on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) on Easter morning.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 343
Apr 25, 1980 - Aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) parked on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) on 25 April 1980. Most aircraft wear special markings applied for "Operation Eagle Claw", the rescue of U.S. hostages in Iran. The operation had been aborted the night before.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 551
Apr 25, 1980 - A-6 Intruder from Attack Squadron 196 (VA-196) on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43). There is also an F-4 Phantom II which is getting ready to launch. The aircraft have Iran Hostage raid markings on their wings.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 945
Apr 25, 1980 - Great shot of an F-4N of the VMFA-531 "Grey Ghosts" trapping aboard USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 978
Apr 25, 1980 - An F-4N Phanthom II aircraft of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 531 pictured on the catapult on the deck of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) during operations in support of Operation Eagle Claw, the attempted rescue of hostages held in Iran. Note the stripes painted on the starboard wing for identification.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 288
May 1980 - View of an A-7 Corsair II flown by Lieutenant Bruce Eaton of Attack Squadron (VA) 27 taking the barricade on board the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) in 1980. The aircraft's tailhook broke off during Eaton's first attempt to recover on bard the ship.


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