A pallet containing several flag-draped coffins of those who perished in the October 26, 1966 fire, aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) are lowered to a pier from the ship, by crane. Several clergymen in robes stand on the pier. A flag on ship at half mast. Honor guard on pier with rifles. Sailors wheel the pallet of coffins across the pier. U.S. Navy Catholic Chaplain, Fr.Conall Richard Coughlin (who is stationed at Subic Bay) and the ship's Chaplain (Lt Commander) officiate on the ship's deck as coffins are placed on pallets.(The ship's own Catholic Chaplain, LCDR William John Garrity, perished, performing his duties, on October, 26, 1966, and is among these dead ). Sailors aboard the Oriskany open boxes of American flags as they prepare the coffins for transfer. Honor guard with rifles stand at parade rest on the pier. Church officials on the pier. A C-130 transport aircraft sits nearby with its rear door open ready to receive the coffins.
Following the tragic fire aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) on October 26, 1966, remains of all 44 who died were returned to their families for burial, except for Lieutenant Commander Omar R. Ford, who's will requested burial at sea. Accordingly, on November 6, 1966, while the Oriskany was underway way to San Diego, from Subic Bay, a funeral with full military honors was conducted on board and Commander Ford's body was committed to the deep in the Philippine Sea. Marines form honor guard in full dress uniforms. Bugler holds trumpet. A Navy Commander and a Lt. Commander stand at attention. Group of ship's officers acting as pallbearers, stand by the flag-draped body. The ship's company in formation in dress whites. The Destroyer, USS Chevalier (DD-805) visible in water nearby. Ship's Captain, John H. Iarrobino, walks across the flight deck to a podium and speaks. Sailors with heads bowed. Pallbearers commit the body to the deep. Marine honor guard fire rifle salutes. Bugler plays taps. Officers salute. Pallbearers ceremoniously fold the American Flag into triangle and present to the Captain. Ceremony is ended.
Remains of 44 who lost their lives in the fire on October 26, 1966, aboard the U.S. Aircraft Carrier, USS Oriskany (CVA-34) are respectfully covered by American flags and placed on platforms for transfer from the ship to the shore at Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines. U.S.Navy Catholic Chaplain, Fr.Conall Richard Coughlin, who is stationed at Subic Bay assists the ship's Chaplain (Commander) in performing final religious rites over the flag-draped bodies.( The ship's Catholic Chaplain, LCDR William John Garrity, lost his own life, heroically serving the injured on October, 26, 1966). The bodies are transferred by crane to the dock, below where an honor guard stands. Sailors carry individual flag-draped coffins. Clergymen in ceremonial garb lead sailors carrying a coffin.
U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy officers in Palomares, Spain after a United States Air Forces Strategic Air Command B-52 bomber crash incident and during aircraft salvage operations of 1966. Civilians stand around outside a command tent at Camp Wilson. U.S. RADM (Rear Admiral) William A. Guest, USAF Major General Delmar E. Wilson, U.S. Ambassador to Spain Angier Biddle Duke, Spanish Minister of Health and Spanish Minister of Air come out of the command tent and get into cars. A car pulls away. A group of officers approaches a helicopter pad area. A civilian with a Spanish high ranking officer. A civilian photographer photographs the group. A Spanish helicopter in the helicopter area. Several dignitaries alongside the helicopter. Women guests get off the helicopter assisted by the Spanish officer. A group of Spanish teenagers looks on. A large group at the helicopter area. Dignitaries including RADM Guest, Major General Wilson and many civilians depart from tent. They walk down a road at the USAF Command Post.
American people in the 1966 elections choose governors, senators and congressman. Governor Romney wins the elections in Michigan. He smiles after his victory. Charles Percy wins in Illinois. Edward Brooke wins elections in Massachusetts as the first Negro Senator ever in the U.S. history. Governor Rockefeller wins for his third term as the governor of New York. Actor Ronald Reagan after winning elections in California addresses an assembly. Mrs Lurleen Wallace after winning the elections of Alabama waves towards people along with her husband, former Governor Wallace. Oath taking of new senators and governors at an official ceremony as President Lyndon Johnson watches.
View from pier below as crane moves pallet of coffins from deck of the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) to the pier. (These are coffins of those who lost their lives in a fire aboard the Oriskany, on October 26, 1966.) View from behind two clergymen on the pier. Sailors carry coffins as clergy walk with them. Marine honor guard salute with rifles. Sailors load coffins on waiting C-130 transport airplane.