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Total Traps on the Coral Sea: 357,028

Angle deck Traps: 272,100

Straight deck Traps: 84,928


1947

 

1989

[traps]
 
[traps]
First - AD-1 Skyraider of VA-5B
 
Last - A6-E Intruder of VA-55
[Photo of Actual First Trap - US Navy]
 
[Photo of Actual Last Trap - US Navy]


Trap
 
Date
 
Pilot
 
Squadron
 
Aircraft
 
Source
1st
 
12/10/47
 
Cdr. Paul D. Buie
 
VA-5B
 
AD-1 Skyraider
 
Multiple Sources
1,000th
 
1948
 
Ltjg. E.B. "Buzz" Uhler
 
VF-6B
 
F4U-4 Corsair
 
Multiple Sources
2,000th
 
1948
 
Ens. C. L. Smith
 
VF-5B
 
F4U-4 Corsair
 
Ships Paper
3,000th
 
1948
 
Ens. M.E. Russell
 
VF-6B
 
F4U-4 Corsair
 
Naval Aviation News
4,000th
 
1948
 
Ens. F.C. Richards
 
VA-6B
 
AD-1 Skyraider
 
Naval Aviation News
7,000th
 
6/15/48
 
Lt. M.R. Etheridge
 
VA-2E
 
TBM-3E Avenger
 
Naval Aviation News
8,000th
 
7/29/48
 
Ens. L.A. Jones
 
VA-2E
 
TBM-3E Avenger
 
Naval Aviation News
20,000th
 
8/31/50
 
Lt. Cdr. Maurice N. Wickendoll
 
 
 
 
 
Navy History Web Site
25,000th
 
1950
 
Ltjg. Roger E. Davis
 
VC-12
 
AD-3W Skyraider
 
Naval Aviation News
33,000th
 
Mar 1952
 
 
 
VC-12
 
AD-4W Skyraider
 
US Navy Photo
40,000th
 
6/15/52
 
LCdr. W.C. Hauser
 
VF-44
 
F4U-4 Corsair
 
US Navy Photo
43,000th
 
Aug 1952
 
 
 
VC-4
 
F2H-2B Banshee
 
US Navy Photo
46,000th
 
11/25/52
 
Ltjg. Roger E. Davis
 
VC-12
 
AD-3W Skyraider
 
US Navy Photo/NAN
50,000th
 
Apr 1953
 
Ltjg. James W. Kissick
 
 
 
AD-2 Skyraider
 
Naval Aviation News
58,000th
 
Nov 1953
 
Ens. J.R. Burriss
 
VF-81
 
F9F-5 Panther
 
Naval Aviation News
76,000th
 
4/3/56
 
Ltjg. George W. Van de Weghe
 
VF-103
 
F9F-5 Panther
 
Joe Logeman, Doug Riach
84,929th
* 1st angel deck trap
 
5/9/60
 
 
Lt. CDR Jim S. Swope
 
 
VF-154
 
 
F8U-1E Crusader
 
 
Sea Breeze
 
90,000th
 
1960
 
Lt. H.F. Anderson Jr.
 
VMA-324
 
A-4D2 Skyhawk
 
Naval Aviation News
97,000th
 
1961
 
Ltjg. William H. Weber
 
VAW-11
 
WF-2 Tracer
 
Naval Aviation News
98,000th
 
1961
 
Lt. Thomas E. Friedrich
 
VX-4
 
F-8U Crusader
 
Naval Aviation News
99,000th
 
Sep 1961
 
Cdr. Martin M. Casey
 
VF-121
 
F3H-2 Demon
 
Naval Aviation News
100,000th
 
10/23/61
 
Lt. Fred M. Backman
 
VAH-123
 
A3-D Skywarrior
 
Naval Aviation News
102,000th
 
1/14/62
 
LT James Harre
 
VAH-2
 
A3D-2 Skywarrior
 
MTJAS
103,000th
 
1/31/62
 
LT "Slim" Tinsleye
 
VFP-63
 
F8U-lP Crusader
 
MTJAS
104,000th
 
2/21/62
 
LCDR Robert R. Wilson
 
VA-153
 
A4D Skyhawk
 
MTJAS
105,000th
 
3/22/62
 
LTJG Matthew A. McCarthy
 
VA-153
 
A4D Skyhawk
 
MTJAS
107,000th
 
4/24/62
 
LTJG James J. Fleming
 
VA-155
 
A4D Skyhawk
 
MTJAS
108,000th
 
6/4/62
 
LCdr. James Rough
 
VF-154
 
F8-U Crusader
 
Naval Aviation News
109,000th
 
6/15/62
 
Lt. Peter Banks
 
VA-155
 
A-4D Skyhawk
 
Naval Aviation News
110,000th
 
1962
 
LCdr. William K. Doggett
 
VA-155
 
A-4B Skyhawk
 
Naval Aviation News
113,000th
 
1963
 
Lt. George W. White Jr.
 
VF-154
 
F-8D Crusader
 
Naval Aviation News
121,000th
 
1964
 
Ltjg. R.W. Hewgley
 
VA-153
 
A-4D Skyhawk
 
Naval Aviation News
126,000th
 
3/10/64
 
Lt. Jim Bolwork
 
VF-121
 
F-4B Phantom
 
Naval Aviation News
128,000th
 
May 1964
 
Ltjg. G.W. Schweitzer
 
VS-41
 
S-2E Tracker
 
Naval Aviation News
134,000th
 
1964
 
Ltjg. F.T. Stent
 
VA-154
 
F-8D Crusader
 
Naval Aviation News
135,000th
 
1964
 
Lt. A.G. Harrison
 
VA-165
 
A-1H Skyraider
 
Naval Aviation News
142,000th
 
1965
 
LCdr. C.J. Cellar
 
VAH-2
 
A-3D Skywarrior
 
Naval Aviation News
144,000th
 
6/28/65
 
LCdr. Dean A.Ortmann
 
VAH-2
 
A-3D Skywarrior
 
Capt. Cassell Letter
146,000th
 
8/11/65
 
Cdr. W.M. Donnelly
 
VF-154
 
F-8D Crusader
 
Capt. Cassell Letter
147,000th
 
1965
 
Cdr. W.M. Donnelly
 
VF-154
 
F-8D Crusader
 
Naval Aviation News
150,000th
 
2/10/65
 
Lt. Ronald McKowan
 
VF-154
 
F-8D Crusader
 
ACSG
155,000th
 
Aug 1966
 
Cdr. Wallace
 
VF-154
 
F-4B Phantom
 
Cruise Book Photo
159,000th
 
Sep 1966
 
Cdr. Burden
 
VA-25
 
A-1H Skyraider
 
VA-25 Website
160,000th
 
Oct 1967
 
Cdr. Duff Arnold
 
VA-22
 
A-4 Skyhawk
 
Naval Aviation News
161,000th
 
11/16/66
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MTJAS
163,000th
 
Dec 1966
 
LCdr. Fred Spellman
 
VA-22
 
A-4 Skyhawk
 
Naval Aviation News
165,000th
 
Jan 1967
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Captain Ault Letter
166,000th
 
May 1967
 
LTJG Dwyer
 
VAH-123
 
A-6 Intruder
 
MTJAS
167,000th
 
5/25/67
 
Cdr. Thomas Replogle
 
VF-161
 
F-4 Phantom
 
Naval Aviation News
168,000th
 
Aug 1967
 
Cdr. Carl Birdwell
 
VA-122
 
A-7 Corsair
 
Naval Aviation News
169,000th
 
Aug 1967
 
Cdr. C.R. Gillespie Jr.
 
VF-151
 
F-4 Phantom
 
Naval Aviation News
170,000th
 
8/20/67
 
Ens. Ramsey
 
VA-25
 
A-1H Skyraider
 
VA-25 Website
172,000th
 
9/17/67
 
Ltjg. Nichols
 
VA-25
 
A-1H Skyraider
 
VA-25 Website
173,000th
 
10/11/67
 
LCDR Everett F. Rollins
 
VAP-61
 
RA-3B Skywarrior
 
MTJAS
175,000th
 
11/17/67
 
Cdr. T.E. Woolcock
 
VA-153
 
A-4E Skyhawk
 
Sea Breeze
178,000th
 
12/30/67
 
LCdr. Zip Rausa
 
VA-25
 
A-1H Skyraider
 
VA-25 Website
200,000th
 
Oct 1969
 
Ltjg. Jim Swanson
 
VA-35
 
A-6 Intruder
 
Naval Aviation News
209,000th
 
2/25/70
 
CDR Gus Augustine
 
VA-86
 
A-7A Corsair II
 
MTJAS
210,000th
 
3/1/70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MTJAS
212,000th
 
4/6/70
 
CDR Richard Skeen
 
VAQ-135
 
EKA-3B Skywarrior
 
Naval Aviation News/MTJAS
213,000th
 
5/4/70
 
Lt Walt Ray
 
 
 
F-4B Phantom II
 
MTJAS
215,000th
 
Jun 1970
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cruise Book
272,000th
 
9/6/77
 
Ltjg William R. Greenwald
 
VS-33
 
S-3 Viking
 
Cruise Book/Guestbook
300,000th
 
12/24/81
 
Lt. William C. Throne
 
VF-154
 
F-4 Phantom
 
Naval Aviation News
330,000th
 
1986
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cake Photo
340,000th
 
1987
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cruise Book
357,028th
* Last trap
 
9/27/89
 
 
C.O. Capt. L. Allen
CAG Capt. B. Christie
 
VA-55
 
 
A-6E Intruder
 
 
NavAir Lakehurst
 


20,000th
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USS Coral Sea
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330,000th
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