Date: 9 December 1964Aircraft type: RA-5C VigilanteSerial Number: 149306Military Unit: RVAH-5Service: USNHome Base: USS RangerName(s):Lt Cdr Donald Wayne Beard (KIA)Lt(jg) Brian John Cronin (KIA)The first RA-5C Vigilante lost during the war was also the first aircraft lost by USS Ranger, although it had been on the line in the Gulf of Tonkin since 18 September. The Vigilante was a large aircraft, originally designed as a nuclear attack bomber but by the time the war in Vietnam became ‘hot’ the…See More
I reach out and wish the best for all my shipmates during these hard times of the Covid-19 virus. Stay at home and stay safe. This virus is growing and knows no bounds. Self isolate (like being on cruise, somewhat). At age 85 I don't want to go down with this virus.Cliff JohnsCAPT USN RETSee More
What Commands/Squadrons were you with? *Notes* only choose RVAH-3 if you were squadron personnel, all others there for training select the RAG/FRAMP option, IF YOU SELECTED "OTHER" THEN YOU MUST ANSWER ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW. BE SPECIFIC
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