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Fall 1986 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

Fall 1986 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

VOLUME 14, NUMBER 3, FALL 1986

©1986 all rights reserved

ISSN: 0736-9220

ON THE COVER:

VMFA-323 F-4N Phantom about to launch from Coral Sea during 1979-80 WestPac/Indian Ocean deployment. The Deathrattlers of 323, along with VMFA-531's Grey Ghosts, provided Carrier Air Wing 14's fighter cover the entire deployment, which set a precedent in Naval Aviation history. The Marine Corps' service in Navy carriers is long and illustrious.

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of Naval Aviation, The Hook is pleased to feature the proud association of Marines and
carriers in this issue.

Photo by LCDR Pete Clayton

Table of Contents : Air Plan

  • BRIEF
  • FROM THE CATWALK
    Barrett Tillman
  • LAUNCH
    • "Carrier Aviation in the U.S. Marine Corps"
      MAJ John M. Elliott, USMC(Ret)
    • "It Was Not To Be"—MCVG-9 and Saidor (CVE-117)
      COL Hamilton Lawrence, USMC(Ret)
    • "That First Night Trap"
      COL R. Bruce Porter, USMCR(Ret)
    • "Korean Incident"-VMF-312 vs the Chinese Air Force
      Steve Blake
    • "A Tour in Hell"-First Naval Aviator POW in Korea
    • "The Epic Voyage of the Vagabonds"-
      VMA-324's Around the World Cruise in Saipan (CVL-48)

      MGEN R.H. "Smoke" Spanjer, USMC(Ret)
    • "Postwar Marine Carrier Deployments"
      Matrix by Douglas D. Olson
    • "Marines and Carriers"
      photo essay
  • AT MARSHAL
    • Command Changes
    • "TraCom Hits 'The Hawk"
      photo essay by Bruce Trombecky
  • MANNING THE SPARE
  • RECOVERY
  • IN REVIEW
  • VULTURE'S ROW
  • RESPOT
  • WAVEOFFS & BOLTERS

THE HOOK
Editorial Offices

  • EDITOR : Robert L. Lawson L.
  • ASSISTANT EDITOR : Barrett Tillman
  • ASSOCIATE EDITOR : CDR Doug Siegfried, USN
  • CARRIER EDITOR : Robert J. Cressman
  • CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
    • LCDR Pete Clayton, USN
    • LCDR Jan C. Jacobs, USNR-R
    • CDR R.R. "Boom" Powell, USN(Ret)
    • Hal Andrews
  • CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS
    • Douglas D. Olson
    • Michael L. Grove
    • Bruce R. Trombecky

Articles and news items are welcomed.

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(619) 479-8896

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