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Lost fuel can

Thoroughly enjoyed the October issue and the first hand accounts of Howie and Art's adventure.  One minor correction to Art's account as to that being the first time that an A-5 lost the aft can.  In reviewing my log book I find that on 19 July 1970, flying 156617 off of the USS Saratoga with RVAH-9, I dropped the number two can on the starboard cat with a resultant fire onboard.  Fortunately, my aircraft did not ignite.  Dumped fuel and recovered onboard after .3 flight time.  The event was…See More
Sep 30, 2019

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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
RVAH 3, RVAH 7, RVAH 9
Tell us below what command if choosing "Other" for a non CRAW-1/RVAH/VAH commands
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Lost fuel can

Thoroughly enjoyed the October issue and the first hand accounts of Howie and Art's adventure.  One minor correction to Art's account as to that being the first time that an A-5 lost the aft can.  In reviewing my log book I find that on 19 July 1970, flying 156617 off of the USS Saratoga with RVAH-9, I dropped the number two can on the starboard cat with a resultant fire onboard.  Fortunately, my aircraft did not ignite.  Dumped fuel and recovered onboard after .3 flight time.  The event was…

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At 8:40am on April 4, 2011, Timothy L. Baker said…
Rich: Thank you for sharing the final version of Mads' work for you and Tom. I had been wanting to get a piece of Vigi art for years but until I saw yours I had not really be moved into action. The detail and accuracy in Mads work, to include the "Hoot Owl" detail on your helmet, was absolutley remarkable and moved me off dead center. Once again thank you. Tim
At 3:11pm on March 31, 2011, Timothy L. Baker said…

Rich: I just saw your RVAH -9 Vigi print that you had Mads Bangso do for you. It is beautiful. Tim Baker (Heavy 9 '73-'76)

 
 
 

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