Reconstruction of activities aboard USS Ticonderoga and a SH-3A helicopter rescues Lt jg Albert J. Showers in the Tonkin Gulf.
Gulf of Tonkin Vietnam Date:1964, August Duration:4 min 46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Reconstruction of activities that took place aboard USS Ticonderoga in the Gulf of Tonkin. A gun director training. A radar dish situated on the top of the gun director. USS Ticonderoga in the sea. Smoke flares in water. A helicopter recovers Lieutenant Junior Grade (jg) Albert J. Showers, VA-56 pilot of A-4A. A U.S. Navy SH-3A helicopter flies over the water and lowers a sling to Lt. jg Showers in water. Lt. jg Showers in a one man raft. The SH-3A hovers and then hoists Lt. jg Showers out of water. A white float, part of a pod from the A-4A aircraft porpoise in water. Roger D. McKeithan scans the horizon with his binocular. L. C. Alexander looks through binocular and talks over his phones then again looks through the binoculars. Lt. jg P.D. Corsett, training gun director, holds the control handles.
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