The Hook - Blacktails of CVW-14 - Spring 1991
Front Cover, The Hook: Journal of Carrier Aviation, Spring 1991. GGA Image ID # 1727d3a493
On The Cover: CVW-14 (“The Air Wing From Hell”) black-tailed CAG-birds over the Gulf of Oman during Desert Shield operations in October 1990. Led by CAG, CAPT Jay “Spook" Yakeley, CVW-14 in USS Independence (CV-62), laid much of the “air work" for Desert Storm attacks on Iraqi targets. Photo by CDR C.J. “Heater" Heatley III, USN, CO VF-21.
Table of Contents
“Naval Air—Present and Future”
VADM Richard M. Dunleavy, USN
FROM THE CATWALK
- “High Hats and Tophatters or, Can You Top This?”
- “VF-14—A Pictorial History of the Navy’s Oldest Continuous Squadron”
- “The Navy’s P-80/TO-1 Shooting Stars”
- Part One: Early Days of Naval Jet Aviation
Robert J. Esposito, PhD
- “The First Day of the Rest of Their Lives”
The Survival of an A-6 Crew
- " . . All in a Day’s Work”
Samuel T. Jordan
- “Would the Real F-4G Please Stand Up?”
- Command Changes
- “Mid-East Carrier War”
- “CVW-3 Desert Shield Photo Album”
CDR John “Lites” Leenhouts, USN Photo Essay
- “The Blacktails of Air Wing Fourteen”
CDR C.J. “Heater” Heatley III, USN Photo Essay
MANNING THE SPARE
WAVEOFFS & BOLTERS
Issue: Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 1991
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