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Summer 1992 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

Summer 1992 The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation - Tailhook Association

VOLUME 20, NUMBER 2, SUMMER 1992
©1992 all rights reserved

ISSN: 0736-9220

ON THE COVER

Brightly colored paddles worked well in days of wooden decks and iron men. An incoming aircraft is slightly high on glide slope according to CVG-14 Landing Signal Officer LCDR Ernie Courtney on board USS RandOlph (CVA-15), April 1954. Photo by Howard Lawson.

Table of Contents : Air Plan

  • BRIEF
    • From the Chairman
      CAPT W.D. Knutson, USN(Ret)
  • VULTURE'S ROW
  • FROM THE CATWALK
    • Where Are They Now? -- Zeke Cormier
      Barrett Tillman
    • The Further Adventures of Youthly Puresome Of Teeny, Tiny Tinker Tankers
      CDR Jack Woodul, USNR(Ret)
    • Almost An Ace
      Bob Butcher
  • LAUNCH
    • The Life and Times of "The Blue Ghost": An Operational History of USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/AVT-16), 1943-1991, Part One
      Robert J. Cressman
    • A Lexington Pictorial
    • At Marshal: Summer of 1942
      Barrett Tillman
  • AT MARSHAL
    • Command Changes
    • Air Wing/Squadron Updates
    • Intruder with the Top Down
    • Blue Wolves at Work
      Photos by LT Chris Buhlmann, USN
    • CVW-15 Deploys to NAS Fallon
      Photo essay by LT Tom "Tumor" Twomey, USN
    • Hail and Farewell: MCAS El Toro's VMFA(AW)-225 and VMFA-531
      Photo essay by Bob Lawson
  • MANNING THE SPARE
    • Twenty Years, Same Pilot, Same Plane
  • RESPOT
    • Doolittle Raid Reenacted
      Carl Snow
    • USS Midway Decommissioned
      Carl Snow
  • IN REVIEW
  • WAVEOFFS & BOLTERS
  • INSIGNIA PAGE
    • In Memoriam: Carrier Air Wing Six, 1 September 1948-1 April 1992

Executive Staff Members

  • EDITOR : CAPT Steve Millikin, USN(Ret)
  • MANAGING EDITOR : Jan C. Jacobs
  • ASSOCIATE EDITORS
    • CAPT Wynn Foster, USN(Ret)
    • Barett Tillman
    • CWO4 Carl Snow, USN(Ret)
  • CARRIER EDITOR : Robert J. Cressman
  • EDITORIAL COMMITTEE
    • RADM James D. Ramage, USN(Ret)
    • Barrett Tillman
  • CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
    • CDR Doug Siegfried, USN(Ret)
    • CDR Jack D. Woodul, USNR(Ret)
    • Hal Andrews
  • CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS
    • Douglas D. Olson
    • Michael L. Grove
    • Keith Snyder

Printed on Recycled Paper

Color by American Color

Printing by Neyenesch Printers, San Diego, Calif.

Typesetting by Slipshot Graphics, Inc.

Articles and news items are welcomed. Submit material for The Hook to: Editorial Offices, The Hook, Box 45308, NAS Miramar, San Diego, CA 92145, (619) 689-9227, FAX (619) 578-8839. Advertising information available from: Hook Media-Diane Stevenson, 3790 Via de la Valle, Suite 204, Del Mar, CA 92014, (619) 759-0861

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