U.S. high ranked naval officers and VIPs watch air show and display of navy weaponry aboard CV-62 in the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea Date:1968, June 25 Duration:3 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Air show in the Mediterranean Sea. Starboard beam view of the USS Shangri La (CV-8) as seen from USS Independence (CVA-62). Officers and newsmen on the deck in the foreground. Dignitaries aboard the ship. High ranked VIPs seated in chairs to watch the air show. Two newsmen one with a camera, one with ear phones and High ranked officers seated in the middle. Officers seated in chairs on the flight deck which includes U.S. Navy Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr. (father of John S. McCain III). The mast of the ship and a flag of the United States on it. Us Navy E-1B Tracer on fly by in the background. The flight deck filled with VIPs and flight deck personnel as they look upwards. High ranked officers and U.S. Navy Captain Douglas Fairbanks Jr. looks up. U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William I. Martin, Commander of the Sixth Fleet, is seen. Splashes in the water from the boom hits. Smoke makers in flight. High ranked officers look skyward. Large plash in the water, throws up smoke from a hit during the demonstration. Two unidentified aircraft in formation on fly-by. The water shows multiple explosions. A long string of explosions on the water. Strafing and explosions on the surface of the water. CBUs go off in a long column on the water, throws and strikes the water. Small explosion occurs, followed by second one. Aircraft move to a position for over the shoulder bombing. High ranked officers with their heads turning to right, as they follow an aircraft. Captain Fairbanks in the foreground. Captain Fairbanks, Vice Admiral Martin, Admiral McCain, and several Foreign Officers seated in the front row. Two F-4J Phantom II aircraft on fly-by. Three flares burn in the sky. Two aircraft come into the scene from the right and fly towards the flares. Aircraft continues to move towards the flares. Aircraft fire missiles striking the flares in sky. Several personnel on the flight deck. Aircraft in the sky. Three flares burn in sky, two aircraft fly-by the flares as a streak of smoke pass through the three flares. Civilians and newsmen on the flight deck. Newsmen work with their cameras.
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