USS Richard E. Byrd and USS William R. Rush refueled at sea. Helicopter brings sailors wounded in Israeli attack on USS Liberty
Mediterranean Sea Date:1967, June 8 Duration:3 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Refueling from Kitty Hawk class supercarrier USS America in the Mediterranean Sea. Port beam view of USS America (CVA-66). Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23) along the port quarter refueling from USS America. The stern of the supercarrier. Stern view of USS America refueling USS Richard E. Byrd. Gearing-class destroyer USS William R. Rush (DD-714) off the starboard beam. The starboard quarter of USS America during the underway refueling. U.S. Navy A- 3B Skywarrior, Douglas A-4C Skyhawk and F-4B Phantom aircraft seen on the flight deck. USS Richard F. Byrd underway off the port quarter. Crewmen aboard USS William R. Rush during the refueling. A refueling hose is secured and men are in life jackets. The port side of the bow of USS Rush. The fuel line over to the forward station. Crewmen on the fantail. Wake of USS Rush in the background. A U.S. Navy UH-2A Seasprite helicopter on the flight deck. Nose of a RA-5C Vigilante aircraft in the foreground. Tail section of an F-4B Phantom aircraft. Hospital corpsmen around a helicopter with stretchers. Sailors wounded in the Israeli attacks on the USS Liberty (AGTR-5) are offloaded. Two crewmen rush up to the hatch of the helicopter with an empty stretcher. Flight deck personnel look on.
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