Aviation ordnancemen and marines arm A-1H Skyraider aircraft aboard USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Gulf of Tonkin Vietnam Date:1964, August 15 Duration:1 min 21 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Reconstruction of activities that took place during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident 2-5 August 1964. USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. U.S. Navy A-1H Skyraider aircraft parked on the flight deck of USS Ticonderoga. Other aircraft parked in the background. Bombs are loaded under the wings of the aircraft. Men of the ship's Marine Detachment, supervised by an Aviation Ordnanceman, hang the bombs on the wings. A gas crew fuels the wing pod on the aircraft. Hoses in the foreground. Men of the Marine Detachment push bomb carts over the flight deck, with bombs to be loaded aboard the aircraft.. They are monitored by Aviation Ordnancemen, AOC Fidel Cisneroz, AO3 Jim Freemon, and LTJG Dan Clark. Four pilots in flight gear, walk on the flight deck. Aviation ordnancemen, AOAN Carl Collier (viewers left) and AO3 Ron Colaw use a small bomb hoist to place a 1000 pound bomb under the carriage of the A-1H aircraft.
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