Gents you are psoting some awesome PIX!..Keep up the great work!
USN LHA/LHD in all other nations would be called Aircraft Carriers!
Pacific Ocean (Aug. 8, 2005) – A Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa is the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1), currently on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Marvin Harris (RELEASED)
Pacific Ocean (Aug. 2, 2005) - An AV-8B Harrier from the 1st Marine Air Wing prepares to land on the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer's (LHD 4) flight deck. Boxer and the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group are participating in the third annual Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) 2005 with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps in the Western Pacific. JASEX focuses on integrated joint training proficiency in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air and on land in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Paul Polach (RELEASED)
San Diego, Calif. (July 16, 2005) - Sailors and Marines man the rails while leaving Naval Station San Diego for a scheduled Western Pacific cruise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployed with Expeditionary Strike Group 1 (ESG-1) in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy Photograph by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Marvin Harris (RELEASED)
Coast of Albania (July 15, 2005) - An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter, assigned to the “Black Stallions” of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Four (HC-4), lands on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2) during Exercise Adriatic Engagement 2005. The helicopter was performing touch and go landings aboard Saipan in order for HC-4 and the ship to meet all qualification standards to maintain deployment readiness. Exercise Adriatic Engagement 2005 is focused on developing the individual and collective combat proficiencies of participating nations, as well as promoting friendship, mutual understand and cooperation with NATO and regional allies. Nearly 1,500 Navy and Marine Corps personnel are participant in this year’s exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Gary L. Johnson III (RELEASED)
Shoalwater Bay (June 19, 2005) – The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) prepares to launch Australian S70A-9 Black Hawk helicopters during flight operations in support of the combined exercise, Talisman Sabre 2005. Talisman Sabre is an exercise jointly sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force Joint Operations Command, and designed to train the U.S. Seventh Fleet commander's staff and Australian Joint Operations staff as a designated Combined Task Force (CTF) headquarters. The exercise focuses on crisis action planning and execution of contingency response operations. U.S. Pacific Command units and Australian forces will conduct land, sea and air training throughout the training area. More than 11,000 U.S. and 6,000 Australian personnel will participate. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class James F. Bartels (RELEASED)
Atlantic Ocean (June 18, 2005) – The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) shown underway with all eight MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Tlitrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22), “turning” and ready for takeoff. VMX-22 is conducting the final operational test phase of the tiltrotor aircraft. The MV-22 is an advanced technology, vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL) multipurpose tactical aircraft, and is scheduled to replace aging CH-46E Sea Knight and CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters currently in service. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Jeremy L. Grisham (RELEASED)
Bomb Farm, behind the island of CVA-41 circa 1970-72
A-7s spotted on the bow of CVA-41 circa 1970-72
1987 - A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier taxies into position on USS Coral Sea's flight deck during Fleetex 4-87. Personnel of CV-43 demonstrated their ability to effectively support USMC aircraft involved in the Naval amphibious assult training exercise.
USS Coral Sea CV-43 1950 - A Marine F4U-5 of VF-174 taking off.
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USS Coral Sea CV-43 1952 - F2 Banchee's getting respotted forward.
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USS Oriskany (CV-34) with a North American AJ-1 "Savage" attack plane on her flight deck. Photographed by W.M. Cox. The image is dated 29 August 1952, when Oriskany was operating off the U.S. west coast, preparing for her first Korean War deployment.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-13048).
Oriskany moored at Yokosuka, Japan, circa 1952-53, with a Commencement Bay-class CVE alongside and US-built Tacoma-class frigates in the background. Note the dusting of snow on the flight deck, loaded with Skyraiders and Panthers of CVG-102/CVG-12. The emergency conn is barely discernible under the overhang of the flight deck, just abaft the Mk-63 director controlling her two foremost twin 3"/50s. US Navy photo # USN-1171842.
USS Oriskany CV-43
M-117, 500-pound and 1000-pound bombs line the carrier's flight deck during Vietnam War combat operations in the South China Sea, 21 August 1966. Photographed by PHAA C.B. Vesper. Planes parked nearby include A-4, F-8 and A-1 types.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1118303).
Grumman F9F-2 Panther jet fighter on the deck edge elevator of USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42), circa 1950.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-12443).