Catapult crew hooks bridle to aircraft aboard USS Essex (CVA-9) in Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon during 1958 crisis.
Vietnam Date:1958, July Duration:1 min 13 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Operations aboard USS Essex (CVA-9) during the Lebanon crisis, in 1958. View beneath wing of an aircraft on catapult, as the catapult crew hooks bridle to aircraft. Officer leaves the ship's message center. Hatchway leads into message center. Two junior officers in the communication center. Teletype machines printing out messages aboard ship. Views beneath wing of jet as one of the catapult crew hooks it up to the catapult.
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