Pilot McGraw's 200th mission. He flies A-4F aircraft from USS Enterprise in Gulf of Tonkin Vietnam.
Gulf of Tonkin Vietnam Date:1968, June 18 Duration:2 min 56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) during the mission in Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam. Several aircraft, sailors and other crew members on the deck area near the ship's island structure. Number 65 in bold written on the lower portion of ship's island and A-4FSkyhawk aircraft moving on the deck. Pilot McGraw walks from the ship's island towards another aircraft parked on the deck. Lieutenant Michael McGraw inspects the aircraft engine and climbs up the port side to check the air intake. He gets inside the cockpit, tightens shoulder harness, wears helmet, shuts the canopy and takes off. Two A-4F Skyhawk aircraft landing and several other aircraft parked in background. Pilot McGraw steps down the aircraft ladder, walks with Commander Robert J. Thomas, commanding officer of attack squadron 113 who congratulates him on his 200th mission. Pilot McGraw walks on the deck passing by several aircraft parked near the ship's island. Another crew member lying and relaxing on the deck.
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