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[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 174
Mar 22, 1986 - A Fighter Attack Squadron 131 (VFA-131) F/A-18 Hornet aircraft parked on deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). In the background is Mount Etna
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 561
Mar 22, 1986 - An F/A-18A Hornet aircraft is launched from the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA]
# 2337
Mar 22, 1986 - A Helicopter Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter is loaded with supplies and equipment while parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 552
Mar 23, 1986 - Central Mediterranean Sea. Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) ordnancemen lift an AIM-9L Sidewinder missile onto an underwing launch rack aboard an A6E Intruder aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 572
Mar 23, 1986 - Central Mediterranean Sea. An F/A-18A Hornet aircraft shortly after being launched from the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 591
Mar 23, 1986 - Central Mediterranean Sea. A Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 24 (VR-24) C-2A Greyhound aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 692
Mar 23, 1986 - A Marine Stirke Fighter Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) F/A-18A Hornet aircraft is restrained by an arresting cable shortly after landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Mark Swisher - A-3 Skywarrior Association]
# 3073
Mar 24, 1986 - Last deployment of an A-3 Skywarrior on the Coral Maru. This is EA-3B 146455, VQ-2 Ranger 17 launching the morning of the raid on Libya. ESM equipment led to the destruction of at least one patrol boat as well as to timely communication/RF intercepts of enemy intentions. Troubleshooter checking bleed ports at both engines as they are brought up to full power.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 129
Mar 25, 1986 - An F/A-18A Hornet aircraft lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 220
Mar 25, 1986 - A plane director guides an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter as it takes off from the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 939
Mar 25, 1986 - Members of the mail crew and the air transfer office load mail and supplies into a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Johnnie Eubanks]
# 2373
Apr 1986 - A VAQ-135 Prowler Launch from USS Coral Sea CV-43 two weeks prior of "Operation Eldorado Canyon" in April of 1986. Photo Credit goes to AD2 Jon Russell who was attached to VQ-2.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Johnnie Eubanks]
# 3088
Apr 1986 - An EA-6B Prowler of VAQ-135 parked on the fantail of USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 224
Apr 1, 1986 - F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VFMA-323) are parked along the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, is in the background.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 225
Apr 1, 1986 - A crewman aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) takes a break on the wing of an aircraft parked on the flight deck of the ship. An A-6E Intruder aircraft is in the foreground.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 382
Apr 1, 1986 - F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VFMA-323) are parked along the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). Mt. Vesuvius is in the background.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 600
Apr 13, 1986 - Aviation ordnancemen stencil messages on Mark 82 500-pound bombs in the forward bomb buildup area of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43). The bombs are being prepared for an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 902
Apr 13, 1986 - An aviation ordnancemen stencils a message on a Mark 82 500-pound bomb in the forward bomb buildup area of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43). The bombs are being prepared for an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 905
Apr 13, 1986 - An aviation ordnanceman inspects Mark 82 500-pound bombs in the forward bomb buildup area of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). The bombs are being prepared for an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 403
Apr 14, 1986 - Aviation ordnancemen from Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) prepare to unload an AGM-84A Harpoon missile from an A-6E Intruder aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). The aircraft is being prepared for an air strike against targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 404
Apr 14, 1986 - Aviation ordnancemen prepare to load AGM-88A high-speed anti-radiation (HARM) missiles on a Strike-Fighter Squadron 131 (VFA-131) F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). The aircraft is being prepared for an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 405
Apr 14, 1986 - A Strike-Fighter Squadron 131 (VFA-131) F/A-18A Hornet aircraft, armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder and AGM-88A high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARM) is parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) prior to an air strike against targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 630
Apr 14, 1986 - Crewman stand by on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 8 (HC-8) CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter lifts a pallet of ammunition from the fast combat support ship USS DETROIT (AOE-4) during a vertical replenishment. The replenishment is taking place prior to an air strike against targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 892
Apr 14, 1986 - A Strike-Fighter Squadron 131 (VFA-131) F/A-18A Hornet aircraft, armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder and AGM-88A high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARM), is parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) prior to an air strike against targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 577
Apr 15, 1986 - Aircraft are staged around the island of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) prior to an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 590
Apr 15, 1986 - Aviation ordnancemen aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) load Mark 82 500-pound bombs on an A-6E Intruder aircraft prior to an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 595
Apr 15, 1986 - Aviation ordnancemen stage Mark 82 500-lb. bombs and CBU-59 cluster bombs on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) prior to an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 596
Apr 15, 1986 - Aviation ordnancemen aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) load Mark 82 500-pound bombs on an Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) A-6E Intruder aircraft prior to an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 605
Apr 15, 1986 - An MD-3A tow tractor is used to position an EA-6B Prowler aircraft from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) prior to air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 606
Apr 15, 1986 - Aviation ordnancemen aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) load CBU-59 cluster bombs onto the wing of an A-6E Intruder aircraft prior to an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 607
Apr 15, 1986 - Bomb skids loaded with CBU-59 cluster bombs are staged on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) prior to being loaded aboard A-6E Intruder aircraft for an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 629
Apr 15, 1986 - An F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron 132 (VFA-132) is taxied into position for launch from the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) in support of an air strike against targets in Libya. The aircraft is armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the wing tip, an AGM-88A high-speed anti-radiation missile on the outside wing pylon and an AIM-7 Sparrow missile on the fuselage station.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 893
Apr 15, 1986 - Aviation ordnancemen stage Mark 82 500-lb. bombs and CBU-59 cluster bombs on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) prior to an air strike on targets in Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 133
Apr 29, 1986 - An F/A-18A Hornet aircraft lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 135
Apr 29, 1986 - Flight deck crewmen refuel an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 182
Apr 29, 1986 - A KA-6D Intruder aircraft lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). Parked at the deck edge are several A-6E Intruders and an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 183
Apr 29, 1986 - An F/A-18A Hornet aircraft lands on the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). The aircraft is armed with an AGM-45 Shrike missile on the left wing pylon.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 184
Apr 29, 1986 - Catapult crewmen attach an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft to a catapult during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 564
Apr 29, 1986 - A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) underway.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 570
Apr 29, 1986 - An E-2C Hawkeye aircraft is launched from the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 287
May 1986 - The aircraft carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) pictured underway in May 1986.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 346
May 1986 - The U.S. Navy USS Coral Sea (CV-43) battle group underway in May 1986. Coral Sea, with assigned Carrier Air Wing 13 (CVW-13), was deployed to the Mediterreanean Sea from 1 October 1985 to 19 May 1986. The following ships, besides USS Coral Sea (CV-43) in the center, are visible (front to back): a Cimarron-class oiler (either USS Monongahela (AO-178) or USS Merrimack (AO-179)), USS Capodanno (FF-1093), USS De Wert (FFG-45), USS Biddle (CG-34), USS Jack Williams (FFG-24), probably USS Jesse L. Brown (FF-1089), and a Kilaulea-class ammunition ship.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 521
May 1986 - During 1992 CINCPACFLT and CINCLANTFLT each announced formation of six permanent carrier battle groups, a major change from the task force/task group organizational concept of WW II. In 1992 there were 14 carriers in service, becoming 13 in 1993, and 12 by 1994. A further Fleet carrier organization change took place in 2003 when Battle Groups were redesignated Carrier Strike Groups.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 622
May 1, 1986 - Crew members man the rails as large harbor tugs maneuver the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) into port.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 522
May 3, 1986 - View of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 558
May 3, 1986 - A starboard view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) underway off the coast of Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 559
May 3, 1986 - A port beam view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) underway off the coast of Libya.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NHHC- US Navy]
# 980
May 3, 1986 - USS Coral Sea (CV 43), in the Mediterranean Sea. Photographed by PH3 Robert Chouinard.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NMNA - Robert L. Lawson]
# 523
May 19, 1986 - View of the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 127
Aug 1, 1986 - Two F/A-18 Hornet aircraft flying in formation pass over the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).


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