A pilot boards an A-1H Skyraider aircraft aboard USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Gulf of Tonkin Date:1964, August 15 Duration:1 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Re-enactment of activities that took place during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident , August 2nd -5th, 1964. USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. Lieutenant Commander Brumbaugh boards a U.S. Navy A-1H Skyraider aircraft. He climbs into the cockpit. The plane captain, ADRAN Andy Kolesar, comes up onto the wing of the aircraft. He hands the pilot his helmet and assists him with his shoulder harness. Aviation ordnance men, AOAN Carl Collier and AO3 Ron Colaw, work underneath the aircraft. A 1000 pound bomb is hooked up under the undercarriage of the aircraft.
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