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Spring 1988 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

Spring 1988 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

VOLUME 16, NUMBER 1, SPRING 1988

ISSN: 0736-9220

©1988 all rights reserved

ON THE COVER

VF-111 Sundowners F-14A taxis for launch 2 November 1987 during CVW-15 workups on board USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in the Southern California operating area (Bob Lawson)

Table of Contents : Air Plan

  • BRIEF
  • FROM THE CATWALK
    • "Stopping by Carlin"
      CDR John C. Davis, USN(Ret)
  • LAUNCH
    • "Ramblings on Aerial Gunnery"
      CDR M.M. "Bud" Furney, USN(Ret)
    • "Vietnam: The Greatest Air Battle, 10 May 1972"
      Jeffrey Ethell and Alfred Price
    • "Finale" -- HC-7 Rescue of Showtime 100 Crew
      CDR Joe Driscoll, USN
    • "The Sound of War: 10 May 1972"
      John Gresham
    • "Night Hookers, Part I, 1942-1945
      A History of Carrier Night Operations

      Barrett Tillman
  • AT MARSHAL
    • Command Changes
  • MANNING THE SPARE
  • RECOVERY
  • IN REVIEW
  • RESPOT
  • VULTURE'S ROW
  • WAVEOFFS & BOLTERS

About the Publication

The Hook is published quarterly by The Tailhook Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to foster, encourage, develop, study and support the aircraft carrier, sea-based aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, and aircrew of the United States of America and to educate the public in the aircraft carrier's appropriate role in the Nation's defense system.

Views expressed in The Hook are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the policies of Tailhook Association or the United States Navy. Printed in U.S.A. Bulk-rate postage paid at Bonita, California. Copyright ©1988 by The Tailhook Association. All rights reserved.

Subscription for The Hook is included in the $20.00 annual membership in The Tailhoook Association. Regular Membership is open to anyone who has made a carrier landing as a pilot or aircrewman. Associate Membership is open to anyone having the background and interest to support the goals of The Tailhook Association, as stated above. Ordinary subscriptions are also available to organizations or individuals.

THE HOOK
Editorial Offices

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

Membership/Subscriptions information, back issues, change of address and
Tailhook Symposium requests:

Tailhook AGrOupation
Box 40
Bonita, CA 92002
(619) 279-2010

Articles and news items are welcomed.

Submit material for The Hook to:
Editorial Offices, The Hook
5126 Central Ave., Bonita, CA 92002
(619) 479-8896

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