America (CVA 66) - Naval Cruise Book

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' T ' I . • .- » " » -A- U " U • ' ' ' c..fy. ■ ' ■••.■■«inv y. " ■;••..•;-•■ ' . -■■•iJ;; ' : . . ' . ' i ' lv ' , V ' , " »» •• ' ' • ' ' .i - :- i »• . ' » • t ■-• ■ • .-.. •• ■ ■ • •• • ■■ -•• ••. .•%,-. ' .. ' ••■. ' ••■ • ' - wWS sAJWWWV POMPEI I ▼▲!_! A GENOVA ■» ywaw rwAwcg uu EAAAZ OHfcCI UNITED STATES SHIP AMERICA 1967 ' t s? Hf 1- " This is the Captain speaking. On Tues- day, the 10th of January, ive ivill depart for Sixth Fleet. We will be deployed for approximately nine months. I want to emphasj jhe importance of AMER- ICA, her mission, andyou, her crew " .... The older men who have been to the Med so many times will be expected to continue their same fine leadership — " • im! -, " . . . . You younger men who will he out of the states for the first time are about to have a ivonderful experi- ence. You ivill see many places which thus far you have only read about — li 1 .... You ivill be more responsible than ever for your actions be- cause you will each be ambassa- dors of AMERICA, both ship and country . . . . " 3 ' . .Sixth Fleet is completely mobile. WjMJtlhave no operating base in Europe, own ships will continually supply n .... Since Sixth Fleet is part of our country ' s commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, AMERICA will be engaged in many exercises with our European Allies . . . . " . p!? %:- !--S -. a AMERICA will continue to serve as flagsh] jrCoiii ' " 10 |.|gTOMnimmM«i;.s : .-j ' j. c,u-;.- ■■-.-waswmirnfflii kii r Commander, Carrier Division Four jj REAR ADMIRAL D. H. GUINN Commander, Carrier Division FOUR CAPTAIN Q. C. CROMMELIN Chief of Staff II a gmmiiiM atm3am a 8a iaamtfJiu.r..; a -Y ' i.T, ' ' s : 73c ' ' t ' ) i H5 - . . - rtr! v.. FT . . Once again our stnkihg force will reside chiefly in Carrier Air Wing Six . . .v " On July 1. 1966 AMERICA cow- J firs! ilepioyineut when bSS ' EPENDENCE relieved her at Pol- IjBcn, MaUorca .... ' Pi ' »MiCli;:ffl " ' i ' ' ' 5 •- ; . Since ihat time we have steamed man us a unit of Second Fleet. Let us use im experience gained in the past months to make mkr coming deployment a success and a plea- ' That is alir SUMMER PROVIDES A SMOOTH ATLANTIC FOR AMERICA ' S VOYAGE HOME ■«r5» ?«gE 5«w " - fCA ((. A-66) Is thfe newest attack aircraft carrier serving-, the iVavy. She -ivu -ommissioned at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Ports- mouth. Va. oo January 23, 1965. While she is the fourth ves l to beaj.. the name, USS AMERICA is the.fitst to fly 5 ( )rfmrfs« »ning penn«L., of thf United States Navv. " ' . " S|| - ' - - W- i ' i i ki NAVAL OPERATING BASE NORFOLK, VIRGINIA JULY 10, 1966 18 A beautiful day adds to the pleasure as AMER- ICA glides alongside Pier 12 for the first time in 8 months. More welcome than the pier are those gathered upon it. Their raised faces bring a unified reaction from AMERICA ' S crew, at quarters around the flight deck. The brows are put slowly into place and anticipation passes into reality. The fortunate rush into waiting arms; others find their joy in being on native soil and close to home again. 19 NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA July 18, 1966 sees AMERICA enter drydock for the first time since she was commissioned. The fit is tight but AMERICA is soon dry and resting on giant concrete blocks. The tempo of operations on a ship such as AMERICA necessitates frequent visits to the shipyard. For the present yard period the major task is the scraping and recoating of the hull. Work begins immediately, however, and AMERICA will be ready within six weeks. 20 The screws have +o be cleaned too! " Now hear this: Swim call has been cancelled. " 21 CHANGE OF COMMAND On July 20, 1966 Captain D. D. Engen relieved Captain L. Heyworth, Jr. as Commanding Officer of AMERICA. As the first Commanding Officer of AMERICA, Captain Heyworth occupies a unique place in her history. Under his command AMERICA passed from an idea to a reality. The Change of Command marked the departure of a large segment of Captain Heyworth ' s original crew. They, along with their Captain, will always be known as the " Plank Owners " of AMERICA. CDR Scott, AMERICA ' S Executive Officer, escorts a guest to her seat. Vice Admiral C. T. Booth, Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic, Is rendered the traditional ' RuHlos and Flourishes " upon his arrival. 22 i lie Coniniancling OlHcer United States Slilp America (CVA-66) requests tlie lionor ot your presence at a cliange ot command ceremony at wnicn Captain Lawrence I ley wortn, Jr., U.S. Navy will ne relieved ny Captain Donald Davenport IHngen, U.S. Navy at ten tliirly o ' cJoci-J on Wednesday, the twentietli ol July nineteen hundred and sixty-six Norfolk Naval SKipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia RSVP Service Dress White The official party salutes the colors as the ceremony begins. 23 " I Relieve you sir. ' " I stand relieved. ' 24 Capfain Engen makes his f rst remarks as Commanding OHicer of USS AMERICA " Plank Owner departing. " 25 : ' (■, -ita u i r Tho colorful Azalea Festival The Norfolk Mace Norfolk ' s Gardens-by-tho-Sea l.-ir 1 . V I R G I N I A B E A C H 28 Coach and riding-chair maVer w I L L I A M S B U R G Governor ' s Palace 29 AMERICA RETURNS TO THE FLEET AUGUST 29, 1966 After six weeks of overhaul, AMERICA leaves Norfolk Naval Shipyard ' s drydock number 8. The tiny but power- ful tugs nudge their big sister until she floats unaided in the Elizabeth River. A four day Trial period will enable her crew to check repairs and test alterations. ITf aOOG S E A T R I A L S 31 AMERICA ' S HOME PIER 12 NAVAL OPERATING BASE NORFOLK, VIRGINIA I The gate that rarely opens REFRESHER TRAINING GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA Glfmo ' s well-guarded fence Fleet Training Group arrives I " C 34 On September 23, 1966, AMERICA anchored in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a brief refresher training period. While the duration of her stay was short, AMERICA made several accomplish- ments. She achieved one of the highest grades in recent years for her overall performance. Since it was during AMERICA ' S stay that the Naval Base at Gitmo was battered by Hurricane Inez, the crew spent many hours in helping repair the damage. As a result. Rear Admiral E. R. Crawford, Commanding Officer of Gitmo, commended the crew and extended his thanks. ■Prl-Fly Aye. ' LlHle Miss Gitmo and Escort gave a lift to many when they came aboard for a look around. 35 i Ample assistance greets the arriving guests DEPENDENTS COME ABOARD FOR A DAY AT SEA The (light deck gallery " Did you say you wanfed a crew cut? " 36 I Mrs. AMERICA OCTOBER 21, 1966 Chief Parachute Rigger Edwin Shaw brought along his daughter, Wave Ensign Ann Shaw, who conducted a reenlistment ceremony for her father. Upon ad- ministering the oath she gave dad a big hug, as any proud daughter would. 37 MM HIGH AND DRY 7W I :V «I , . » ?-l|- :.: . ' 1, ' v ■; ., y0 " S •) -i " ii. During the Gitmo sea period, two of AMERICA ' S four giant screws developed cracks in their blades. Replacement was called for and on November 1, 1966 she again entered drydock. It took nine days to replace both screws which weigh 69,300 pounds each and stand 22 feet high. 1 -i X . Ik ■ ADMINISTRATIVE AND MATERIAL READINESS INSPECTION NOVEMBER 9, 1966 No file cabinet escapes the inspector ' s touch " But sir, it ' s government issue! The ship ' s landing party stands ready for inspection A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THE CREW CAPTAIN D. D ENGBJ. L ' SN CAfTAIN W. A. soon, USN COMMANDER I- W BEALE SC USN ■VO L C GILOORE USN i-fh. FRANK FARELbO Nl ' fhn [Uiutina anil pmpjpili ' M) ol th ' iT r.V4 , Mr Fftrt-}k ' i» a post rC(»al ■Anjiiicr ■:■! th»i N»»w Yorlt NibiMial UiM Fiponti ' Mniyi 111 " K-- jlhwd-lbni Dlvlflc-n of Ui- CMliiv rY Art« ShR , H 19 prv:-3enlly Uio del d ' j Cuttino jt ihwOf+fcrnKoyClubti th GtJA- ' nTiHifKil« M-itcf H-Xel NoHoik. Virquua. N0VEII8ER14.19EG MENU LOUISIANA SHRIMP A LA OtUfS REMOUIADE «SOBieO ftEHSM BAR ilttlVC MARINATED TENDEfttOlN $T£AK CHIVErrt BAKEO IDAHO POTATO A LA AMERICAN PETET POIS FRENCH PEAS A U FRANCAISE ;il.u f SAlAOe f ANT AST STRAWRERRV AND PEACH SHORT CAKE GLACE " The Navy provides for ifs own. ' i ■ Sweets from the sweet. The place was the after Mess Decks and chow call had just gone. Yet everything else was different as the crew filed in for dinner. Gone were the usual Mess Cooks. Instead the meal was served by several beautiful girls. The meal was ex- quisitely different; there was even a menu. As a treat for the crew, the Supply De- partment had arranged for a meal to be prepared under the supervision of a re- nowned Chef, Mr. Frank Farello of the Golden Triangle Motor Hotel. He and several young models from Charm Asso- ciation in Norfolk came aboard on No- vember 14. The result was a day most memorable for the men of AMERICA. 41 CARRIER QUALIFICATIONS ChecUng the pressure before launch " Next! " One of the % Pri-Fly keeps account of everyone in the air 42 - AND ACLS TRIALS NOVEMBER 15, 1966 TO NOVEMBER 24, 1966 ' " SS " B ' s equipped with the new Automatic Carrier Landing System. An A7A practices for its first landing on an aircraft carrier. 1-172- 1 ' " i 5T DAY -- i-» : di4xdL ,X.Cyi X ' y. ' . yl U4jL OuQy ' ..O row. : rynJ ryynJ 45 i- 1 LANTFLEX 66 " " ■SEBSaH i During the months of November and December, AMER- ICA took part in a major Atlantic Fleet exercise, LANT- FLEX 66. Appriximately 90 ships took part in the event which was designed to test the Fleet ' s readiness in every aspect. The crew operated at fever pitch for three weeks and a peaceful sunset was often followed by a night full of activity. iMW ' MkM MMM |«lkl 47 (i ' haj.ilatns I SIHi k!! PROTESTANT CHAPLAIN CDR R. W. Hopkins 48 CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN CDR E. S. Kuiawa «iii The ship becomes Santa ' s workshop at the Christ- mas party. (Jlhrt0tma« 19BB America ' s priie-winning Christmas decorations grace NOB ' s Pier 12 JANUARY 10, 1967 1 4r_ H ■V ' - " safl 1 mm,. 1 m B AWAY FROM THE PIER AND 50 EASTWARD BOUND! The Atlantic in the winter is hardly gentle Sentry target practice off the Fantail The RocV 51 VISITOR FROM THE NORTH Red star gleaming, a giant Russian Bear air- craft prepares to take a lool at AMERICA. Two of AMERICA ' S RB Phantoms later met the Bear and escorted it past the ship. The Russians made their call as AMERICA ap- proached the Mediterranean, and her deploy- ment with Sixth Fleet. 53 % m f Wi ■ .J H . - Mim J m fi mL Hi ■il il in ' 1 1 - a LCDR H. L. Bouchard becomes the second officer to receive the annual Catherine T. McDonald award for outstanding leadership. DCI Lester Elliot, is congratulated by CAPT Engen on being named the 1967 enlisted recipient of the award. The citation praised him for his work with Damage Control teams. AMERICA ' S SECOND BIRTHDAY JANUARY 23, 1967 LT R. M. Green and ABH3 D. R. Wilson, the ships senior plank owners, slice the huge birthday cake as RADM Guinn and CAPT Engen look on. THE TORCH IS PASSED Excitement was the keynote as USS AMERICA and USS INDEPENDENCE anchored side by side in Pollensa Bay, Mallorca on January 22, 1967. With little fanfare AMERICA relieved INDEPENDENCE as a major unit of the United States Sixth Fleet. After a swift exchange of records and materials, INDEPENDENCE headed west towards home and AMERICA steamed east for her tour in the Med. 55 FLIGHT OPERATIONS Hook-up man aHaches bridle which mates air- craft to catapult. VA36 « ■■jj l . Catapult officer gives the signal for launch. Plane Captain helps the pilot to strap into cockpit. COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN D. D. ENGEN USS AMERICA, Commanding Officer Naval War College, Newport, R. I. SEVENTH FLEET CRUISE, USS MOUNT KATMAI USS MOUNT KATMAI, Commanding Officer SEVENTH FLEET CRUISE, USS CORAL SEA USS CORAL SEA, Operations Officer SEVENTH FLEET DEPLOYMENT, USS KITTY HAWK CARRIER AIR GROUP II, Air Group Commander SEVENTH FLEET CRUISE, USS MIDWAY Fighter Squadron 21, Commanding Officer Test Center, PATUXENT River, Maryland SEVENTH FLEET CRUISE, USS BENNINGTON Fighter Squadron 21, Executive Officer Experimental Squadron 3, Project Officer Empire Test Pilot School, England BuWeps — Flight Test Officer, Dallas, Texas Line Officer ' s School, Monterey, California War Cruise, USS VALLEY FORGE Fighter Squadron 51, Flight Officer Fighter Squadron 212, Operations Officer University of California at Los Angeles Missile Test Center, Point Magu, California Fighter Bomber Squadron 19 Bombing Squadron 19, War Cruise, USS LEXINGTON Designated Naval Aviator . . . 1943 Navy Cross Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal, two stars Presidential Unit Citation Philippines Presidential Unit Citation Korean Presidential Unit Citation WWII Asiatic Theatre Medal, four stars Pacific Theatre Medal Philippine Liberation Medal, one star Korean Medal, three stars Korean United Nations Medal Japanese Occupation Medal China Service Medal WWII Victory Medal National Defense Medal, one star Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Vietnamese Service Medal WWII: Philippines, Formosa, Okinawa Guam, Salpan, Iwo Jima, Chichi Jima, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Korean Conflict: First offensive strikes Vietnam Conflict Married: Mrs. Mary Baker Engen, Their four chi ' dren are: Travis, Candace, Christopher and Tucker 58 THE BRIDGE Combat Information Center, situated below decks, provides a steady stream of data through its phone talker. A tactical question is resolved. The Lee Helmsman sends a speed change to Engineering via the Engine Order Telegraph. 59 Night time flight ops. 60 Refilling liquid oxygen ♦ants. An aircraft Is chained down for ffie night. Catching the wire. Landing Signal officer guides them home. 61 MED LIBERTY AT LAST . . . . After 25 days at sea, an eager liberty party fills one of the ships utility boats for the first llberfy call in the Mediterranean. TERRA FIRMA! A capable coxswain sees the men safely to Fleet Landing at Piraeus. Greece. 62 Piraeus serves as the seaward gafe fo Athens. ATHENS, GREECE FEBRUARY 4, 1967 The famed Parthenon seems always visible. Philosophy, art, science — these and much more the ancient Athenians bequeathed to Western civilization. Modern Athens, lying at the foot of the Acropolis, reflects the contributions the Greeks have made to European-American society. Wandering through the streets, one senses the history and traditions of this 3,000 year-old city. 63 The ParJhenon was built 1o honor Athena, the virgin Goddess of Wisdom trom whom Athens re- ceived its name. THE CITY A ? ' How much is fifteen drachmae? " The porch of the Caryatides honors the most beautiful women of ancient Greece. 64 IE ry ANCIENT STATES Through the gates of Mycenae Agamemnon led his army to war against Troy. Alone with the past The Monastery of Daphne contains the most well-preserved mosaic of Byiantine, Greece. The Corinthian columns of Corinth 65 The beauty of Greece Is ever-present. m 7 ; h ' s. ' ir Modern Athens surrounds the Acropolis. 66 Chow Call!! ( " Where ' s my relief? " i =3 " One of each " ' I see the American Sailors have landed " 67 PEOPLE TO PEOPLE I AMERICA sailors lend a helping hand at the Affaction Home for Children A child ' s laugh is thanks enough. 68 " I hope this fits on our division roster board. " " Chewing Gum one Drachma. ' Last minute souvenirs at Fleet Landing before liberty expires. 69 CAPTAIN WILEY A. SCOTT EXECUTIVE OFFICER 7 MAY 1966 — 26 FEBRUARY 1967 Navigator, USS AMERICA Commanding Officer, Fighter Squadron 174 Commanding Officer, Fighter Squadron 33 Executive Officer, Fighter Squadron 33 Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR Assignment Officer, BUPERS Aide and Flag Secretary, COMNAVAIRLANT Armed Forces Staff Co ' lege, Norfolk, Va. Staff, AIRLANT Fighter Squadron EIGHTY FOUR Aide, CNO (Air) Naval Research, Jet Project Officer Fighter Squadron FIFTY ONE, (Korean War) Designated Naval Aviator, 1949 Radiological Safety Officer, Bikini Test Prinz Eugen, Nuclear Test, Bikini Atoll USS GUAM, Gunnery Department Naval Academy, Class of 1946 Walker County High School, Jasper, Alabama Born 28 June. 1923 70 EXECUTIVE STAFF COMMANDER MAX E. MALAN, USN EXECUTIVE OFFICER USS AMERICA, Executive Officer Attack Squadron 44, Commanding Officer Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, Student Attack Squadron 12, Executive Commanding Officer Attack Squadron 44, Replacement Pilot Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, Student USS SARATOGA, Assistant Air Operations Officer Naval Air Station, New York, Assistant Flight Training Officer U. S. Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California, Student Western Pacific Cruise, USS WASP Fighter Squadron 653 151, USS BOXER, Korean Conflict Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Instructor Naval Air Station, Whiting Field, Instructor Fighter Squadron SIXTY-ONE, USS F.D.R. and USS MIDWAY Fighter Squadron FIVE BAKER, USS CORAL SEA Naval Aviator, May 1946 X DIVISION The Executive Staff handles a variety of assignments from issuing leave orders to printing the Plan of the Day. from editing the Daily Eagle to distributing the mail. The men of X-Division referee basketball games, help the crew with their income tax, assist them in finding a hook in the library and spin their favorite records. i ir " V- ' r- ' y - V ' w. Firs Row L-R: SN R. Mji I,..,c. SU J. fl,.,:.p.. SN J. Dc.„ rc.„;,:, YTiC A. S,.-;. :.-.. _- K K. : ■..(.Ui... LLK U:. Mjljn. LlJG R. Adams. LT H. Little. PCC W. Cassldy, SN G. Tull, SN D. Pyeatt. SN A. Lonson, SN R. Hauensteln. Second Row L-R: SN W. Kinnelly, SN J. Pacclone, SN R. Prouty, SN D. Diamond, YN3 J. Mooro. PN3 R. Anderson, SN R. Hilton, PNCM F. Brantley, PN3 S. Hughes, SN R. Yates. SN J. Malloy. J02 B. Plaxfon PN3 W. Buclcle, SN J. Varrasa. Third Row L-R: YN3 T. Houser, U3 H. Johnston, SN M. Burch. LI3 J. Kalb, SN K. Csuri. BMI B. Copeland. ABF2 T. Watts, SN B. Fulghum. YN3 W. Lewis, SN R. Davis, SN S. Saelua, SN B. Ellinger, 72 i:: f I f f ,-v V .• , , ' - . - w V V ' ¥ V ' ■ First Row L-R: YN3 R. MInnicI ' . SN R. Seay, SN S. Calkin, PN I M. Krueger, YN I M. Fritsche. ENS E. Calvert, LTJG R. Roberts, CDR E. Kuzawa, ENS R. Davis WOI Neal, WOI Hardin, SN C. Adcock, LI3 W. Ingram, PN3 M. Nix. Second Row L-R: SN J. Hines, SN D. Riley. SN P. Redd, SN R. Krause, SN H. Chadwick, YN3 K. Clark, SN D. Dick PN3 A. Deethardt, SN B. Koski, SN R. Costa. Third Row L-R: SN M. Alley, SN G. Magnan, SN J. Miller, SN T. Tobat, PN3 R. Hall, SN J. Nowicki, SN S. Varner, J03 J. Harding, SN W. Denning, PN3 J. Pesek, PN3 D. Hieronymus. AMERICA WINS THE E As AMERICA entered the port of Naples, Italy, word was received that she had received the COM- NAVAIRLANT " E " award for combat readiness. The hard work of the past year also resulted in individual awards for Air, Operations, Weapons, Engineering and Communications Departments as well as for VF 102. The great pride of the crew was immediately apparent as appropriately colored " E ' s " appeared overnight around the ship. 74 V V W — jfrTTig . NAPLES, ITALY Under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, the bus- tling port of Naples greeted us as it has sailors for 3,000 years. The landmarks: Pompeii, the castle of St. Elmo, the Royal Palace, speak of history whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the tides of Mediterranean powers. 75 The Galleria Umber+o " You don ' t spealc English? " Tho Atrium at tho " House of the Two Brothers " in Pompeii. 76 Even the sidewalks and road-stones were preserved when Pompeii was buried by Mt. Vesuvius. . I i I 1 i V • ft »M» fc Not a ski lift, but the only route to the top of Mt. Vesuvius. A typical Roman Legion marches through Pompeii! i_ 77 v«- PULSE OF |1 I 78 OF i CITY 79 COMMANDER F. G. BOUWMAN, USN OPERATIONS OFFICER 80 OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT 81 OC DIVISION The " OC Division " (CATCC) is respon- sible for planning and publication of the daily Air Plan, the safe, orderly and ex- peditious control o£ air traffic within 50 miles of the ship and the transfer of personnel by aircraft and highline. Air Control is accomplished by voice com- munications using information from radar and other navigation sources. in n Ei u .I.- r I _- - jtu ' sa-wi Rrjf Row U-R: AC3 R. Riley, ACI J. Valentine. ACI A. HIggins, ACCS G. Dunn. ENS R. Welty. LCDR D. Miller. CDR J. TImldaiskl. LT S. Allen, ACC J. Coble, ACI G. Murtagh. AA J. Stout. AC2 R. Alfaro. Second Row L-R: AN W. White. AC2 S. Bulloclt. AN R. Stewart, AN P. Boethm. AC3 M. Peters. AN A. Bell. SN E. Podlovlts. ACAA L Welch. AN R. Davis, AC2 J. Barron. AC3 E. Hill AC2 G. Montrose, AN W. Mannlx. Not Shown: LTJG P. Koenig, LCDR R. Nicholson. LCDR B. McCroskey. AC2 G. Gardner. 82 i First Row L-R: RDI K. Edwards, PHI R. Womble, PHI W. Boyington, PHCM T. Warwick. PHC E. Harper, LTJG R. Abbott, LTJG T. Desmond. LT K. O ' Donnell, LT D. Orgill, LCDR J. Wise, LT J. Herman, LT W. McRoy, LT R. Stone, PTC D, Casey, MAC J. Jacobson, RDI W. Fuller, DMI W. Wright. Second Row L-rI YNI W. Burford, PH3 R. Paff, SN B. Pauls, PH2 C. Smith, DM3 R. Beaulieu, DS3 P. Marcotte, DS3 T. Stone. DS2 W. Heilman, PTI T. Shade DS2 P Don- nelly. MAI R. Gardner, MA3 D. Vance. PT2 J. Jobe. DS3 R. Stevens, DS2 J. Cole, PH2 R. Dinnel, PH3 J. Moynagh, PH2 M. Krueger, PH3 E. Brown, DS2 E. Boutin, PH2 R. Hurbis, DSI J. Archibald. Third Row L-R: SN R. Burger, AN R. Wickman, DMSN T. Kaufman, SN R. Quercia, SN K. Scliemmel, SN D. Brewer, SN J. DombrowskI, YN3 M. Hammack, PHAN D. Teichman, AN D. Johnson, AN G. Zimmerman, PH3 F. Gordon, AN W. Sullivan, PH3 T. Poulos, DMSN A. DiMauro, AA R. L wson, AN B. Bonner, DMSN A. Anderson, AN J. Weaver. AN C. Perkey. UMUtK tjjUJA C44 OP DIVISION OP Division, consisting of the Integrated Operational Intelligence Center, the Aviation Photographic Laboratory and the Operations Administration Office, supports the Operations Department in intelligence, photographic and administrative matters. lOIC collects, evaluates and dis- seminates intelligence for ships operation; the photo lab provides all official photography required by the ship; and the Operations Office performs the administrative duties for the Operations Officer. 83 01 DIVISION Combat Information Center (CIO, often referred to as the nerve center of a ship, is taxed with the task of safeguarding the ship from potential dangers by means of early warning. This is accomplished with the aid of radar sonar displays, operation orders plans and intelligence reports. Upon entering CIC one gets the impression of walking into a space laboratory with it ' s strange looking electronic equipment and multi-colored displays. Contrary to diis belief the equipment and its displays pro- vide solutions to many complex problems which continuously face CIC personnel. CIC is manned by a select group of officers, radarmen and sonarmen, who comprise 01 Division, being specially trained to insure that this safety is main- tained. fin) m % M.I C» ? ■ ' 5 m EliMr JlM ' !) . .■g h ' -v .y First Row L-R: RD3 C. Schafer, RD2 D. Cordwell, RD3 S. Hacker. RDI T. Hart. RD I J. Parker. RDC A. M.cDonald ENS D. Stack. LCDRKCollardLT L. Sellers. ENS J. Mahood, RD2 J. Horr,, RD I E, McLean. RD3 P. Cardln. STG3 D. Kirk, RDI G Bridges. Second Row L-R: RD3 G. Wroblesky, RDSN ?• H;T° " - N R. Hilton, SN R. Chappell. ' SN G. Schafer. STGSN R. Guibilo, RDSN L. Moss. RD2 W. Glenn RD2 i " " " f. STGSN R. Groom, STG3 J. HatcheH Wlddls. SN D. Wilson. RD3 S. Fisher. RDSN K. Myers. Third Row L-R: SN T. Garris. SN C. Rogers STGSN T E nblad, STG3 F. Bahr. SN S. R,ley. STG3 C. Wade SN R. Byers SA A. Raucheisen. RD3 J. Hudson. SN M. Bandurick. SN J. Schaefer SN W. Perrett. SN W. Osborn. RDSN M. Wahlstrom, SN J. Tyler. 84 I if ' » . . t rr?ff?;t Y V First Row L-R: STG3 D. Wheelan, RD3 D. Ross, RDI C. Baehr. RD3 M. McDowell RDI E. Jones. ENS B. Hull, ENS R. Pertain, LT G. Fitzgerald, LTJG W. Aldrich, RDC J. Howard, STG2 A. Castillo, SN J. Skipper, SN G. Bernard, RD2 M. Thomas, RD3 J. Cortese, RDI P. Mildenberger. Second Row L-R RDSN L. Fettes, RD2 W. Ueclcer, RD2 M. Girard, RD2 F. Olgelsby, RD3 W. Boner. RDSN D. Hughes, SN J. Logan, STGSN W. Droke, RDI M. O ' Connor, STG3 H. Johnson, STGSN C. Huntley, SN A. Hamm, RD3 E. Caron, RD3 H. Neely. Third Row L-R: RDSN M. Guarino, SN R. Parrent, RD3 C. May, STG3 M. Moore. SA D. Lake, RDSN R. Chaney, RDSN S. Heiman, RD2 G. Burch, RDSN, D. Coleman. SN D. SIgg, RD3 M. Whitney, RDSN M. Hampton, SN J. Cooper, RDSN F. Taussig, SA G. Shaw. 85 OE DIVISION The primary mission of the Electronic Materiel Division (OE) is to maintain shipboard electronic equipment for several departments. For Operations, they maintain radars, IFF, elec- tronic countermeasures, tactical data systems, CCA equipment, electronic test equipment, mobile communications, radiac equip- ment; for Communications, the ship ' s communication trans- mitters and receivers; for Navigation, the inertial navigation system, lorans and satellite tracking system; and for Air Depart- ment, flight deck communications. Additionally, the OE Division manages the Operations Department PMS and the shipboard navigation and aircraft inertial alignment system. % J r % ' ■ s: ,1 f.f. T f- . . . I I .1 ( sr ' -TtflPu ' r ■-•li ' AL.. ' . li kniiL First Row L-R: DS2 C. EjrUlt. iLTR2 R. Coul.ey. DS2 D. Timko. ETN3 J. D ' Auria, ETN2 J. Sparks, ETC J. Watts, LTJG J. Folk, LT G. Collins, LT R. Cook. ETCM H. Goldberg, ETR3 F. Severance, ETN2 S. Oakley, ETR2 M. Fasken, ETN2 M. Beck. Second Row L-R: ETN3 L. Odell, ETNSN J. Carder, ETN3 R. Johnson, ETN3 J. Pilger ETN3 J. Crowley, ETR3 D. Mountain, SN G. Cooper, SN A. Brunnbaugh DS3 R. Mills, SN W. Carroll. Third Row L-R: ETR3 A. IrwIn, SN R. Green, ETR3 D. Wenner. ETNSN R. Martineck, ETR3 J. Hemby, ETR2 G. Adair, ETR3 S. Collins, ETR3 J. Lee, ETNSN J. Carney. 86 i Flrst Row L-R: DS2 E. Peoples, DS2 J. Moran, DS2 J. Guthrie DS2 J. Humphrey, ETI B. Suitor, ETC J. Watts, LTJG J. Folk, LT G. Collins, LT R. Cook, ETCM H. Goldberg, DSl R. Unangst, DS3 B. Tjomsland, ETR2 J. Caponong, ETN2 M. Martinez, ETN3 B. Beaulleu. Second Row L-R: DS2 H. Helmers, ETR2 F. Thonnas, DS2 C. Anderson, ETN3 C. Elliott, ETN3 W. Doan, ETN3 J. Perkins, SN G. Regenauer, DS2 P. Kraemer, ETR3 J. O ' Connell, DS2 B. Kring, SN D. Miller, DS2 L. Klempen. Third Row L-R: SN B. Clousing, ETRSN R. Ross, ETN3 L Volk, ETR2 J. Murphy, ETR2 D. Wise, DS3 F. Ewell, SN L. Powell, DS3 D. Boston DS3 E, Heras, SN A. Muia. 87 OA DIVISION First Row L-R: AG3 R. Mills, AG3 R. Drager, LCDR D. Cave, AGCS E. Wanzor, AG3 K. Anderson, AG3 D. Arment. Second Row L-R: AG3 W. Zaikowsiti, AN D. Rudowski, AGAN J. Labey, AGAN R. Colquhoun, AN D. McCarthy, AG3 K. Funic. Third Row L-R: AG3 W. Harris, AG3 J. Boynton, AG3 J. Douthit, AGAN A. Felaver, AG3 J. Deveau. Not Shown: AG! O. Knapp, AG2 W. Lake. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, in port as well as at sea, the Aerographers Mates of OA Division collect and process the weather data from which weather forecasts are prepared for AMERICA and other ships operating with her. i W ■ 88 The famed Cathedral of Valencia, home of the Holy Grail. VALENCIA, SPAIN Valencia, the city of El Cid, was in the midst of preparations for " Las Fallas, " the annual festival of St. Joseph, with its fireworks, parades and bull fights when AMERICA arrived. Crew members joined in the festivities for an enjoyable call at the ship ' s first Spanish port. TOLEDO • T BI ' yi ' 3i ' .yn. ' .-. ' mfa .m ' .rsiii The Alcazar The Heart of Madrid La Guardla Civil Monument to Christopher Columbus 92 FRIENDLINESS 93 FLAMENCO The Holy Grail of Valencia, reputed o be fhe cup which Jesus Christ used at the Last Supper. 94 »vv . lit i Vj OLE!! VALENCIA ' S BULLFIGHT SEASON OPENS 95 L A S D 1 ' E A V L A I, I- A F, S N C I A A c!ty by day, a wonderland by night 96 FIESTA IN HONOR OF SAINT JOSEPH There were fireworks every night. Youths in native dress for the Fiesta, graced the ship when they visited. i 97 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER D. F. MOXLEY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER » t 98 COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT CR DIVISION CR Division, 78 men strong, provides the elec- tronic ears and voice for the ship, Airwing and embarked Flag through its swift and reliable dis- semination of all incoming and outgoing messages. The men of the division perform their duties in one of two major fields — voice communications or teletype communications. In addition, the entire crew benefits from tlie Ham Shack facilities avail- able in Radio Four. First Row L-R: CYN3 J. Stephens, SN D. Shlrl, RMI H. Thomas, RMC F. Qulbodeaux. ENS A. Smithson, ENS E. Stevenson, ENS R. Koesfer ENS J. Miller, III. ENS A. Grim, RMC S. Phillips, RMCS J, Conaway, RMSN D. Spegal, SN C. Bell. Second Row L-R: RM3 J. Sandoval, CYN3 E. Favreau, SN J. Fouts, RM2 T. West, CYN3 R. Adllson, RMSN J. Henderson, RM2 C. Wooten, RMSN J. Flad RMSN N. Cherbonneau. RMSN B. Leonard, RM3 J. Gifford, Jr.. RM3 J. Tenerbaum. SN S. Burfield. Third Row L-R: RM2 R. Faldley. RM3 J. Libby, CYN3 R. Leale, Jr. RM3 W. Borland, SA G McKlnstry, CYN3 T. Eraser, CYN3 F. Farltas, SN J. McLaughlin, Jr,. SN L. Southerland. SN W. Tomlin-.on SN N. Odom, SN G. Moss, RM3 R. Jones, RMI W. Land. 100 First Row L-R: RM3 J. Kupko, RM3 J. Waters, CYN3 J. Krueger, RM2 D. Strebel. RMC G. Helmblgner, LT D. Blades ENS P. Wisniowski, RM2 D. Bote, RM2 T. Dobbs, CYN3 J. Lafferty, CYN3 J. HIgglns. Second Row L-R: SN V. VioHo. SN D. Phillips, SN G. Crump, RM3 S. Sam, RMSN R. Laplante, Jr., SN D. Wilson, CYN3 L Impink, RMSN L. Rogers. RMSN D. Katrlnak, RM3 R. Thompson. CYN3 D. Alcorn. Third Row L-R: RMSN D. Thompson, RMSN G. Chrlsten- sen, SN E. Good, SA W. Lewis, SN G. Palmer, RMSN L. Servis, Jr., SN R. McFarland, SN S. Shapiro, SN R. Boyles, CYN3 D. Scott, CYN3 R. Devlne, RMSA C. Knight, CYN3 J. Ard, Jr. 101 CS DIVISION CS Division handles all visual traffic via Flash- ing Light, Flaghoist, Semaphore, Pyrothetics and Voice Radio. Through the years, millions of dollars have been spent on research and development in an attempt to find new communication methods. Yet nothing has been developed to replace visual sig- naling. They are addressed by their shipmates as " Flags. " They are the eyes of the ship, delivering their traffic anytime in any weather. Ljr fit First Row L-R: SM3 W. Ollveira, SM3 R. Coursen. SM2 C. Rice. SMI B. Herring, LT K. Love, SMI K. Bonavlta, SM2 J. Moloney, SM3 P. Taylor. Second Row L-R: SM2 M. Henson, SN L. Tolano. SN D. True, SN A. Smith. SN L. Yunker, SN A. Taylor. SN J. Lafoe. SN S. Pro- dromo. Third Row L-R: SN D. Medellln. SN S. Shepherd, SN J. Lawrence, Jr., SN C. Kizer. SN J. Martin. SN C. Fogle. SN J. Sowers, SN D. Willis, SN E. Breeze. Nof Shown: SM3 T. Hardy, SN T. Manley. 102 i! m0 ' iMii kkr ' AMERICA and SHANGRI-LA are surrounded by the 23 other ships that attended the conference FLEET COMMANDER ' S CONFERENCE ARANCI BAY — MARCH 16, 1967 RADM Dicic Guinn, Commander Carrier Division FOUR, presents a plaque listing the units of Task Force 60 to VADM F. L. Ashworth, Commander Sixth Fleet. 103 NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT Y ] I r I COMMANDER H. B. BAUMANN NAVIGATION OFFICER The mission of the Navigation Department is to provide for the safe and effective navigation and |)iloting of the ship. Tlie tasks of the Navigation Department include the continual and accurate plotting of the ship ' s course and position, recommending courses to be steered, and the ])rocurement and maintenance of navigational charts, publications, and equipment. Rri) En 104 First Row L-R: SN M. Goodwin, QM3 D. Rodgers, QM3 M. Moreland. QM2 D. Moreland, LT C. Rouse, Jr., CDR H. Baumann, LTJG G. Thomason, QMC In cL r. V- ' ' ' -• ° ' " " ' 9 3 W. Balllle. YN3 P. Hagen. Second Row L-R: SN R. Pike, SN R. Hunter, SN J. Duffy, QMSN C. Isaacs, SN A. Alen, SN D. Sabuda, SN J. Sams, SN M. Fahey, SN R. Piste. Third Row L-R: SN R. Heath, SN T. Swan, SN F. Franus, SN H. Goldfarb SN R Wilson SN R Schindler, SN R. Smith. 105 TARANTO, ITALY p»-» - » ' i ' Tiile the fields and orchards of the local countryside produce a variety of fruits and vegatables, Taranto has set its clocks by the sea since the days of Plato. The " home port " of Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Norman and Italian fleets, Taranto may be called the " Norfolk of Italy. " Today it is the headquarters of the Italian Navy and the center of important fishing operations. 107 The Caverns of Castellana . ' ' ' i«imi«WHiaic4ir«;..-jiavr,;jt..w,. ' i ' M ' .i . PROVES RESTFUL 109 I A DUO ENDS A LONG CRUISE TARANTO, ITALY MARCH 25. 1967 RMCM Calvin P. Huey is piped off AMERICA upon his retirement from active Naval Service. DKC William C. Rollins returns the salutes of his AMERICA Chief sideboys as he retires from a long career with the Navy. 10 " There really is an Easter Bunny! " (fci ti r ' imttau Sunrise Service on the flight deck. Ill 1 i ii Monument to Victor Emmanue ,: Saint Peter ' s Basilica ROME Whenever AMERICA anchored in an Italian port there were always large numbers of her crew who found their way to Rome. Rome, the Eternal City, greeted men of AMERICA as they arrived in tour groups or individually. For some, their first visit was the fulfillment of a dream. Others used a return trip to explore deeper the historical wealth of Rome. Ight of the Tomb of fhe Unknown Soldier. PNI Krueger, IC2 Boucher and LTJG Johnson received the honor of meeting the Pope. Up the steps to St. Peter ' s. 113 SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUS The Olympic Stadium Gladiators prepared for a fight to the end? i7l; ' ' T " 1 I I 14 " Gallia est omnis divisa in tres parfes 115 V lU 1 ' • COMMANDER N. A. CASTRUCCIO AIR OFFICER 116 AIR DEPARTMENT V-1 DIVISION There are more than 90 planes aboard AMERICA which must be moved, spotted, tied down and cleared on the flight deck between each launch and recovery evolution. The 120 men of V-1, working with the various plane captains, make ready all aircraft, checking not only the planes but such assorted equipment as the elevators, the landing signal platform and the aviation crane. 9 y Y " ' f ' " Y ' " 1 " First Row L-R: ABH3 J. Stalfe, ABHAN C. Hall. AA L Walters. AN W. Dalton. ASH I G. Holloway, AN M. Vnnko, LCDR H. Osborn. LT G. Mathls. ABH2 W. Moore. AN M. Conrad. ABHAN T. Weiltert, ABHAN O. Tipton, AN J. Eisonhnrdt. AN R. Warren. Second Row L-R: AA H. Gawrychowski. AN R. Zaner. AA J. Carroll. AN G. Flood. AN R. Lovell. ABHAN W. Parham, AN E. Owens, ABH3 D. Wilson, AE3 J. Starr, AN W. Hyman. AN J. Taylor. ABH3 C. Hardin, AR J, Crenshaw, AA J. Rivera. Third Row L-R: AR J. Rose, AA M, Betz, AN L Koehn, AA C. Richardson , AA J. Roberts. AE3 W. Pate. AA M. Clare. AA R. Sawall, AN R. Bullock, ABHAN J. Zldzik. AA. J. Rooney, AN R, Donaldson, AN T. Crader. 118 1» f f f f; .f fif T f f.f.f h - T r 1 First Row L-R: AN S. Grisaffe, AN J. Finley. ABHI J. Milam, ABH2 F. Home, AA L. Johnson, AA F. Culleton, AN C. Munski, LCDR J Burns WOI D ABHI J Willis AN R. Loomis, AE3 H. Woodard, AE3 F. Pond, AA J. Bowden, AA D. Evans, AN B. Gaboury. Second Row L-R: AA D. Winter, ABH3 K Overpecic ABHI T. Sutton, AN R. Hamilton, AA E. Dewitt, AE3 E. Pitcher, AA T. Maston, AN W. Atteberry, AN R. Desrochers, AN E Owens, AN M Robertson, ABH3 J. Weaver, AN R. Riggs. Third Row L-R: ABH3 W. Schoenherr, ABH3 W. Lawya, AN W. Sanders, AA R. Adams, AA. S. Shoenberger, AN D Smith, ABHAN J. Trotter, AN V. McGregor, AN R. Corbett, AN R. Croxford, AN D. Lindewurth, AN D. Blale, ABH2 J. Kemp. ms f : OM V-2 DIVISION To launch or recover a jet bomber weighing 45 tons in the space of 100 yards requires the best in men and equipment. To the men of V-2, who operate and maintain the four steam-driven catapults and the arresting gear, launch and re- covery cycles are daily routine. In an emergency, division personnel also . rig the barricade across the flight deck, providing the plane a safe landing. First Row L-R: ABE3 J. Hlgglns. AN W, Stroup, ABE3 D. Leek, ABE3 T. Spratt. ABHAN J. Roeser, ABEI B. Teems, LT R. Henry, LCDR H. Osburn. ABE3 J. Thomas. AN M. McAdoo. AN T. Riley. AN W. Nealls. ABE2 J. Sfllwell. Second Row L-R: AN J. Morris. AN C. Manley. AN J. Puleo. AN R. Casey, ABE2 S. Miller, AN O. Crossland, ABE3 R. Goldsmith, AN J. Brujaitis, AN J. Bare, ABE3 P. Haesaert, AN R. Lansing, AA B. SIcaalerud. Third Row L-R: AN P. Straut, ABE2 E. Blair, ABEI H. Dldler, AA L. Tressler, AN D. Stevens, AN E. Gates. AN G. Meehan, AN J. Stone, ABEI T. Sublett, AN R. Mlllllten, ABE3 L. Nelson. 120 First Row L-R: AN M. Jones, AN D. Rule, ABE3 R. Bodeen, ABEC R. Galvin, LT A. Keatmg, LT D. Stouppe, ATR3 H. Wnnams, ADt:3 R. Catanese, AN T. Ross. Second Row L-R: AN J. Stanley, ABE2 J. Leeper, AN M. Strait, AN C. Velander. AN L Gatewood. ABE3 C. Dewitt, AN H. Epnett AN K Gneve AN N Kunze. Third Row L-R: ABEI C. Armstrong, ABE3 J. Hackle, ABE3 J. Garner, AA G. Smith, AN J. McWright, AN W. Nelson, tCFN W. Shoemaker, IC2 J. Griffin, ICFN M. Dressel, IC3 C. Johnson. i|» u 3 J. te: x " W - - - r • -, r ' -s First Row L-R: AA H. Eisner. AN R. McDowell, ABE3 L. Neal. ABEI T. Barnes, ABE! R. Meeker, LT D. Ives, ABEC H. Steinlger, ABE! C. Kennedy. AN L Moorman, AN B. Roarit, SN W. Baierl. Second Row L-R: AR T. Nichols, ABE3 B. Cooper. ABE3 W. O ' Brien, AN T. Rlchey, ABE3 A. Horton. AN R. Crawley, ABE3 R. Gardner, ABE3 P. Bortnictiait, ABE2 O. Davis. AR G. Yeager, AN S. Roper. Third Row L-R: AN J. Jennings. ABE3 E. Cordova. ABE3 M. Dillon. AN F. Schmitz. AR J. Sellars, AN D. Klatt. ABE3 W. Benjamin, AN E. Van Houten, AN N. Berger. AN E. Meyers. ABEI W. Rowell. a U53 AMERICA NAVY VAB4 V-3 DIVISION To move and spot jet planes 70 feet long in the close quarters of the Hangar Deck requires close, constant attention to duty, and the men of V-3 have the training and the skill to do the job. In addition, these airmen man the fire fighting equipment in the Hangar Bay for such operations as re-fueling and re-arming. First Row L-R: AN W. White, AN F. Ramirer. AN O. Ludwick, AN L. Armstrong, AN A. Huff, ABHI J. Richardson, ABHI M. Irby, LCDR D. Darnauer, ABHI J. Byrunn, ABH3 J. Bishop, ABH3 F. Pinto, AA S. Upright, AR J. DItullio, AN R. Howiand, AN J. Jolivet, AN W. Walker. Second Row L-R: AN W. Pritchard, ABHAN H. Wells, AN J. Meyer, AN D. Sharp, AN R. Henderson, AN J. Wrider. AN R. Vandermolen, AN R. Simon, AA L. Griffen, AA C. Conklln, AN R. Klusman, AN C. Westbrooks, AN G. Snead, AN A. Pearson, AA N. Hackbart. Third Row L-R: AN E. Melinchuk, AN R. Carter, AN S. Faulkenberry, AA J. Claggett, AN D. Wlasluk, AN T. Payne, AA J. Read, AA J. Blendell, AN J. Turner III, AN H. Tankersley, AN R. Cassmeyer, AN T. Glover, AA J. Cetrulo, AN E. Wolf. 123 V-4 DIVISION During a year ' s operations, V-4 will pump approxi- mately 15 million gallons of aviation fuels, for both fueling and defueling aircraft. Every gallon must pass through a series of filters to remove even the smallest foreign particles. The division mans some 26 service stations located on both the Flight and Hangar Decks. The proud boast of the division is that no aircraft has ever missed launching because of wrong fuel load. f.| I |v f f f ► 4 ' 0 ' ' i 4 fi rLJr 4 ilAfltfl Finf Row L-R: ABF2 T. McKenna. AN J, Hopkins. ABF3 T. LazarsU. AN G Rapp. AN D. Zinnl, ABF3 W. Love. ABFC C. Cabana. LCDR H. Osborn. LT A. Rodriguez. ABFI W. Stalllnqs. AA M, Schultz. AN J. Lee. AR C. Clouatre. ABF2 R. Smith. Second Row L-R: AN W. Moa. AN R. Engott. AA K. Quarles. AN G. Poulas. AN R. Asbalh, AN D. Sidwell. ABF3 G. Cromer, AN C. Protomaster. AA T. Briley. ABFAN A. McClay, AN J. Schiessl, AN J Rodela. Third Row L-R: AN L. Raho, AN T. Granger. AN J. Langley, AN R. Greenway. AN C. Amburg, AN R. Bass. ABFAN K. Aho. ABFAN K. Daly, AN R. Humphrey, AN R. Lageson. AN C. Rothfuss. AMSAN A. Abshear. 124 First Row L-R: ABFI B. Kelly, AN D. Rowlett, AN J. Deiorenzo, AN J. Blolse ABFAA A. Degolyer, AR R. White, LTJG D. Reda ABFC W Blasen AN A Toro ABFi L. Burnett, ABF2 L. Winn, ABFAN M. Bulat, AR G. Sterling. Second Row L-R: AN W. Tone, AN C. Watson III AN D McKay ABF3 C Labojnty ' AZ3 J Harrison, ABF2 C. C. Crandell, ABF3 H. Seibert, AN L. Blltch, Jr., AN M. Macon, AN T. Cowan, AN J. Brogan, AN J. Charice, AN R. McDouqall AN J, Breedlove. Third Row L-R: ABF3 L Reed, AA W. Laux, AA V. Faith, AN P. Page, AN J. Ross, ABF2 B. Whisenant, AN L. Keihn AN M Keene AN R Keen AN J. Willie, AN R. Lamping. 125 V-6 DIVISION A million dollar airplane requires highly trained tech- nicians to keep it in combat ready condition. The 100 men of V-6, in cooperation with squadron mechanics, maintain and repair AMERICA ' S planes, motor vehicles and asso- ciated equipment, ensuring that the ship can fulfill its as- signed tasks. if • rd First Row L-R: ABE3 R. Walsh. ASM3 M. Turner, ADRI J. Haynes, ASI D. Vauqhn AEI L. Ortez, ADJC G. Atkins, LCDR R. Johnson, ASM2 R. Orrer, ASM2 V. Martin, ASM2 D. RIvora. ADR2 F. Raygor. AME3 J. Shackelford. Second Row L-R: ADJ2 E. Mayo, ADJ2 J. Walters, ADJ3 T. Keene, ABH3 W. Walter, ADJ3 J. Polak, A9F3 W. Carver, Jr., ASH3 J. Scott, AN J. Preteska, AN M. Bray, AN J. Shackelford, AMH3 B. Grain, ASH3 F. Howard. Third Row L-R: AN T. Coda, AN D. Moody, SN T. Welhonig, AN G. Campbell, AM E. Bielanai. Jr., AN C. Brainard, AN C. Jordan, ATR2 R. Arnold, ADJAN O. Miles. AE3 C. Sacknievlch, ADJ3 B. Rought, ADJ3 R. Swanson. 126 V-6 IMA DIVISION First Row L-R: ATI J, Park. ATI W. McMahon, AZI P. White, AMbi h. Wiinams, ATCS C. Walston, WOI W. Moon, LCDR W. Robertson, LT D. Tineo, PR3 G. Maranz, ADJ3 M. Cooley, AMS3 J. Gray, ATN3 G. McDaniel, AN V. Vlllaluz. Second Row L-R: PRAN C. McGuire, ATR3 J. Wood, ATN2 C. Alexander, PR2 J. Linde, AQF3 T. Earp, AN S. Williams, AZ2 D. Hall, ADJ3 D. Howerton. AKAN R. Hodnott, A02 D. Wadelin. Third Row L-R: ATR2 J. Machuzalc, A02 L. Smith, AE2 J. Garcia, AMH G. Hanklnson, AMS2 C. Smith, ADJ I R. DeRyke, AMSI C. Ivy, AMHI R. Arnett, ATN2 J. Hoadley. AMS3 A. Droulllard, AN R. Klump. 127 HC-2, DET. 66 Detachment 66 (if HC-2, l)ased at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, has served aboard AMERICA since her commissioning. Known through the fleet as the " Angel " for its numerous rescues at sea, the UH-2A Sea Sprite flies plane guard as its primary mission, performs SAR duties, makes mail, cargo and personnel transfers to accompanying ships and answers other requests. While in port, the Angel becomes the ship ' s Taxi, serving one and all as it shuttles from ship to local airport. First Row L-R: ADJ3 E. Reeder, ADR I V. Kelter, AL-j o. ii.ompson, LTJG W. Stiles, LTJG J. Meyn, LT K. Fixman, LCDR T. Bryan, LT D. Hubbs, LT R. Chandler. LTJG G. Foss. ENS J. Lecorn. ATI H, Leonard, AE2 R. Foster. Second Row L-R: ADRA N J. Krakau. ADJ2 T. Sobotica, AMMAN E. Leimbach, AMSAN 0. Sslbert, AN P. Carroll. AN M. Dubois. AMH2 K. Hlldreth, AMS3 G. King, ADR2 M. Butler, AN D. Arnold, ADJ3 G. Floras. AMSAN K. Urton. Third Row L-R: ADJAN F. Mawn. AMS3 J. Harlan, ADRAN J. Harris, ADJ3 W. Speelman. AN J. Hann. AN C. Carnes. ATNAN A. Perry, ATN3 R. Prosper, AN G. Bailey, AE3 R. Hart, AE3 B. Turner. ADJ3 H. Sechrest. YN3 J. Abernathy. AKAN D. Kiser. Not Shown: LT R. Gordon. ADJ3 J. Smith. SD3 M. Sanding. 128 i HS-9, DET. 66 Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 9, Det. 66, home-based at NAS Quonset Point, has the mission aboard AMERICA of provid- ing the carrier with a supplementary system of submarine protec- tion. Flying the SH-3A " Sea King " helicopters, the squadron is able to detect, identify, track and destroy hostile submarines in any weather, day or night. In addition, the squadron performs utility support with search and rescue, material personnel transfer, and reconaissance capabilities. ?.t Li«. Lirto " . ,,0 ' " .y j st .f f f f f I 1 % J 1 ' - V ' VV ' ? V Sse irfOWa First Row L-R: Atv1S2 G. Encs, AMSI R. Rupert, ATC G. Skonhovd, ENS B. Cuddeback, LTJG E. Traylor, LTJG G. Lucas, LT J. Jordan, LT M. Foote, LCDR E. Duplechin, LT P. Vanarsdale, LT J, Reed, LTJG H. Elwell, LTJG R. Ferraro, LTJG R. MarshaN, ADCS R. Wright, ADJI R. Jump, AEI H. Cook. Second Row L-R: AX2 R, Liley, AX3 R. Sturges, AX3 S. Glibowski, AN H. Mack, AX3 L. Cournoyer, AMS3 W. Brenneck, ATR2 H. Barrs, AN B. Barber, ADJ3 T. Warner, AE3 J. Casimates, AN E. Nelson, AX3 P. Fowler, AXAN L. Richard; Smith, AE3 L Munger, AXAN L. Petty, AA F. Sanger, AN M. ADJ3 A. Carter, ADJ3 M. Weed, AX3 G. Schiller, AN D. Lawson, ADJ3 P Jones, AX3 R. Brown, AN G. Wade, ADR2 L. S. Pankow. ADJ2 W. Lambert, AE2 R. Russell, AMH3 R. Keith, AXAN J. McDowell, AX3 L Yoder, AX3 L Esmond, ADJAN M. Mahler, AMS3 J. Cruse, AX3 G. Peterson, AX3 V. Aspero. Third Row L-R: Gillett, ADJ2 C. Philips, AT3 K. Kibler, AN R. Mitchell, AE3 D. Spurlock, AA T. Adkins, ADJ3 R. Rachal, ARTR3 J. Ebrrhart, TN P. Yabut, AE2 G. Pascoe, AN R. Burllnson, AN M. Jones, AX3 129 VALLETTA) 1 iTlJ WALTA 1. The small island nation of Malta, at the cross- roads of the Mediterranean, was a welcomed port. Her friendly people and balmy breezes bid us come ashore to review a part of Malta ' s past: St. John ' s Co-Cathedral, the Palace of the Grand Masters, and the Armoury of the Knights. Indeed a lasting im- pression was created by the tour of the island which included pre-historic ruins, a novelty peculiar to Malta. More like Venice than Malta, the water taxis proved a boon to the destroyermen whose ships were anchored within the breakwater. The night-time view ot Valletta harbour affected us just this way. A modern knight and an ancient weapon. 132 The gafes to the medieval city of Medina. ■ t i Queen Victoria sfill reigns over Kingsway A delegation of Wrens Is given a " Royal " tour of the ship 134 CARRIER AIR WING SIX CHANGE OF COMMAND APRIL 8, 1967 At his farewell party, CDR Oechslin accepts a plaque con taining the emblems of all squadrons. CDR R. C. Boyd relieves CDR R. E. Oechslin as CAS 135 On the evening of his arrival — Admiral Booth holds a TV interview COMMANDER NAVAL AIR FORCE Vice Admiral C. T. Booth, COMNAVAIRLANT, sfeps out of the COD onto AMERICA ' S flight deck, while at Fleet An- chorage In Porte Conte, Sardinia. ATLANTIC ARRIVES TO PRESENT HIS " E " AWARD, APRIL 20, 1967 Captain Engen proudly shows the crew their AIRLANT " E " Award for battle efficiency CDR F. C. Oiburn, Jr., Commanding Officer of VF-102 receives the " E " won by his Squadron. 137 138 WEAPONS DEPARTMENT f FIRST DIVISION First Division is responsible for the cleaniness and preservation of many spaces in Officer ' s Country on the 03 level. Deck House number one. fueling sponson number one, and the Forecastle. Each time AMERICA anchors or leaves anchorage it is the primaiy responsibility of First Division personnel to drop or pick up the " hook. " lien the ship ties up alongside a pier, First Division is responsible for the forward mooring lines. The division has refueling ( 1 rig) and replenishment at sea ( 1 and 2 Burton I stations. First Division First Row L-R: SN M. Cannon, BMSN D. Rouse, SN D. Wlnsock, SN S. lasllli, BM2 T. Robards, BMI E. Perrlne, LTJG J. Builder, BM3 T. Moody, BM3 G. Mlkolaiczak, SN R. Jennings, SN J. Dennis, SA T. Sklrtich, SN D. Gevert. Second Row L-R: SN J. Lang, SA M. Seljan, SA R. Hoert, SA J. Bronson, SA G. Vangorden, SN R. Howell, SN C. Davis, SA S. Gorolmo, SN E. Campbell. BMSN G. Brown, SN C. Larson. Third Row L-R: SN R. Cova, SN D. White, SN D. Ecleert, SN J. Sligar, SA V. Willman, SN J. Clark, SN B. Renfro. SN R. Maddex, SN S. Potrella, SN D. Leombruno, SN T. Campbell. 140 First Row L-R: BM3 J Selby. BM3 T. Lusby, BM3 T. Moody, BM3 B. Haywood. BM3 R. Ce ' +an!, BMI C. Boykin, LCDR P. Colvin, ENS M. Braatz, BM2 A Scherrer, SN W. Miller, SN F. Turzyn, SN T. Kessler, SR R. Carroll, SN A. Perez. Second Row L-R: SN A. Molinar, SA R. Ludlow, SN R. Neuez, SN J. Medlock, SN D. Powell, SN W. Schuefz, YN3 W. Goodman, SN L. Nolan, SN H. Anderson, SN D. Friez, SN T. Turnbow, SN Droba, SN R. Marmon, SA. J. Jensen, SN D. Bojar. Third Row L-R: SN C. Robinson, SN C. Salley, SN J. Wright, SA D. Shernnan, SN F. Corral, SN J. Gardner, SN O. Hawkins, SN R. Hamilton, YNSN R. Robinson, SA G. Whitney, SN J. Gurd, SR V. Rabren, SN J. Ariola, SN M. Morrison. SECOND DIVISION Like the other Deck Divisions, Second Division has a number of varied responsibilities. These include refuelinp (receiving 3 rig and delivering 4 rig), maintaining the Ceremonial Quarter- deck, maintaining 2 Deck House and 2 accommodation ladder, and cleaniness and maintenance of certain spaces throughout the ship. During UNREPS (underway replenishments) Second Division operates 2A Burton rig and the t elephone and distance line. 141 THIRD DIVISION During deck evolutions Third Division mans fueling sponson 5 (starboard primary receiving station for JP-5), station 7 (heavy weather destroyer fueling rig) and 3 Burton rig on 3 deck edge elevator. The division also operates the ships incinerators (normally on a 24-hour basis while deployed in the Med), and maintains 3 Deck House, 3 accommodation ladder and the starboard waist boat boom. Third Division supplies the third section for deck watches underway and has the cleaning and main- tenance responsibility for many additional spaces. 1 lit ff f J . T V , - 1 T « % . ■ ' • . . ' ..•• . ' " I First Row: SN M. Jackson, SN C. Thous. SN M. Connarton, SN T. Goreck. BM3 E. Burns, BMI G. Grupo BM3 V. Williams, BM3 S. Parker, BM2 D. Cain, LTJG R. McGowan, BMI L. Meiuin, BM3 R. Bray, BM3 M. Guy, BM3 R. Linvllle, SN C. Ausley. SN R. Williams, SN R. Escobar, SA R. Barbosa. Second Row L-R: SA R. Arno. SN R. Swann, SN M. Michelson, SN W. Burns. Jr., SA R. Corcoran. SN J. Test, SN C. Davis, SN D. Dickson, SN J. Shupshlnski, SN R Connlff, SN H. Haynes. SN S. Auraqemma, SA P. Wagner, SN C. Tucker, SN M. Donner, SN G. Gilliam, SN D. Smith. Third Row L-R: SA J. Queen, SN W Gilliam, SN D. Thomas, SN J. Green, SN R. Eatmon, SN T. Davis, SN H. Robinson, SN F. Strickland. SA J. Mulllnax, SN R. Fluharty, SN T. Clay. SN D Lislnski, SN J. Snyder, SA M. Doyle, SN G. Quilty. 142 Fourth Division ' s resp onsibilities center mainly on the fantail. This includes maintenance, the rigging of 4 ac- commodation ladder, the bombing spar, port and starboard boat booms and the five aftermost mooring lines for tying up alongside Pier 12. The disposal of trash and garbage both at sea and in port also falls upon Fourth Division. Fourth Division has three refueling at sea rigs and one UNREP station. In port, the B A crane and yard stay are operated by Fourth Division personnel. In addition to these duties. Fourth supplies one of the four underway watch sections (Boatswain ' s mate of the watch, helmsman, lee helmsman, lookouts and various phone talkers) and an inport watch section (Boatswain ' s Mate of the watch, duty Boatswain ' s Mate, Fantail watch). FOURTH DIVISION FOURTH DIVISION . ._., First Row L-R: SN T. Oger, SN R. Miller. SN G. Caruer, BM3 R. Anwash, BM2 R. Crosley BM2 F More.ra LTJG J P,n,, BM3 B. Webb. BM3T Thompo SN S Roberts, SN A. B.tler. SA L Reaves. SN M. Downey, SA J. SmalL Second Row L-R: SN J. G- SN M " Vev SN C. Reass. SMSN J. Ster;pora, SN E. Ricketts, SA E. Hare. SN M. Aller,, SN C. LowmanSND Connors, SNM. Kane SN C A len, SN X Rv e ■ SN E Pt° BM L. Fenimore. Third Row L-R: SN J. Hester, SN W. Rockey. SA G. Davis. SN G. Mullahey, SN W. G.y, SN R. Lethcoe, SA W. Kupmsky, bN J. Carter, bN E. Henderson, SA J. Wade, SN J. Brown, SN T. Coolc, SN R. Kenney. 143 FIFTH DIVISION The Fifth Division is mainly responsible for maintaining and operating all of the ship ' s boats. This includes manning the duty life boat while underway and in port, the picketboat. the liberty and working boats. Almost every person in AMER- ICA as well as hundreds of civilians in each foreign port we visit, enjoy the services rendered by our boat crews. There is another way a few people have become acquainted with Fifth Division personnel: those fortunate people who have arrived on or departed from AMERICA via the highline. Fifth Division personnel man and maintain all highline and light freight transfer line gear and, at this writing, can boast the fact that they have yet to " dunk " a person or lose a single movie in their transfers. - jtL . »iu m ■» W H ' mm. 1 n mr " x ' " KK X . K9 fc ' % i» Firif Row L-R: BM3 J. Milh. EM3 R. Cuihs. BW2 D. Moore, LTJG C. Braqq, BM2 J. Masters. BM3 R. Stockton, BM3 D. Randell, BM3 J. Kellam, SN C. Robertson. Second Row L-R: SN K. Schiben, SN J. Little, SN J. Shaffer. SN H. Monteclno. SN J. Bryant, SN J. Kllander, SN L Isaacs. BMSN S. FitzsJmmons. SN H. Piper, SN B. Curnutt, SN D. Koerner, SN D. Wethingfon. Third Row L-R: SN R. Rlchfcr, SN J. Johnson. SN E. Danz, SN K. Eldrldge. SN D. Wicker, SN J. Walker. SN S. Peschel, SN E. Sandoval. SN E. Erhardt. 144 First Row L-R: AQF3 R. Vanclskle, A03 W. Woodley, A03 D. Judes, A03 S. Turcina A03 L. Winters AOC J. Martinez, LCDR R. Phelps, A02 N Phelps A03 P. Tracey, AO I E. Tuttle, YN2 J. Splvey. Second Row L-R: AA R. Gall, AA R. Kershes A03 E. Peterson. A03 R. Klsch. AN J. Mitchell, A03 D. Furmanek AOAN L Martin, AOAN B. ShieI3s, A03 P. Ralney, A03 S. De)cter, A03 T. Mc Camis, A03 L. Oliver. Third Row L-R: A03 H. Ollar, A03 D. Beyer, SN M. Gavin, SN J. Schartung. SN J. Fadden. A02 L Lutgring, A03 P. Hoerner, YN3 H. Lettlch. A03 C. Lineberger, A02 R. Bachmann, AN R. Pupello A03 F Tomblin ' RD3 U. Sears. One of the trio of divisions which make up the Aircraft Weapons Group, AM Division (Air Missile Division) has charge of AMERICA ' S arsenal of aircraft-launched mis- siles. These include the Sparrow and Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and the Bullpup air-to-ground missile. Comprised of men in the Aviation Ordnanceman rating, AM Division is responsible for the stowage, assembly, disassembly, test- ing, and transporting between magazines and flight and hangar decks of the above-named missiles. In addition, it is also responsible for the stowage, assembly, and transport- ing of the AQM-37A missile target, a high-altitude, super- sonic target drone used in firing exercises by the ship ' s surface-to-air missile batteries. AM DIVISION 145 G DIVISION " G " Division, the largest division in the Aircraft Weap- ons Group, has charge of all conventional ordnance in AMERICA ' S ever-ready arsenal, except guided missiles. " G " Division is further subdivided into G-1 and G-2 Divisions. G-1 Division, comprised primarily of Aviation Ordnance- men, is responsible for all upper deck ordnance stowage areas, care and operation of weapons elevators, stowage and maintenance of ordnance handling equipment, and issuing ordnance to squadron personnel for loading onto aircraft. G-2 Division, comprised of gunners mates, is re- sponsible for stowage and maintenance of magazines, opera- tion of the Ship ' s Armory, care and issue of small arm« and ammunition, and care of Landing Force equipment. Personnel from both G-1 and G-2 share the responsibility for breakout and assembly of various ordnance components into whole rounds ready to be loaded onto aircraft. " - 5K.- — Bli ' ■■ .S S DIVISION Firit Row L-R: A03 N. Economos. AOI B. Edwardi, A02 E. Hires. TMI R. Reve, MRC A. Speer. AOCM (n) Spelman, LTJG D. Lang, LT V. Arnett, GMCM J. Van Hoose. AOC M. Hampton, AOl L. Welch, A02 C. Curran, A02 A. La Morte, A02 E. Morris, A03 A. Doty. Second Row L-R: A03 W. Taylor, AN F. ZIobro, AOAN J. Shibley. AOAN R. Green. AN N. Jacobson, A03 J. Bradley. A03 (n) La Board, A03 E. Anqlin, A03 W, Mack, AN R. Mardls, AN D. Towery, AOAN C. Poles. A03 R. SInnms. AN R. Hudson. A03 K. Tacy, Third Row L-R: A02 L. Hermer, A02 C. Tructl. A03 P. Dickinson. A03 N. Armstrong. A03 H. Haywood, SN B. Strain, AN C. Nerby. A03 D. Miller. A03 M. Cooper. A03 C. Hoff, A03 D. Anderson. A03 C, Autry, AOAN C. Murrell AN R, Hardin. 146 « II 4 - ' ! .. 1.. . -sr %-? v V " y V » tf zrnai MiMy?ffwgwim; ' u- G DIVISION First Row L-R: GMG3 A. Jacobson, GNG2 J. Shultz, AA R. Ross, A03 H Melgard, AOAN L. Mason, GMG2 G. Green, GMGI T. Enox, AOCM E. Spelman, LT V. Arnett, LTJG D. Lang, ENS J. HItchings, GMGC J. Mooneyham, AA A. Keenan, AN R. Kcrlmsaic, A02 R. Bell, AOAN P. Elick, SN L. Bennett. Second Row L-R: GMGSN E. McGee, SN P. Decarney, SN R. Germann, GMG3 H. Hester, SN R. Svec, GMG3 R. Vlar, SN J. Fedora, SN C. Henderson, SN G. Byrd. SN P. Reid, GMG2 H. Skeels, SA M. Krupp, SA R. Hubbard, GMG3 A. Woods, SN W. Roberts. SA T. Hayden, AOAA M. McCormacL Third Row L-R: SN G. Wllkerson, GMG3 C. Brogstrom, GMG3 C. Williams, SN C. Turner, AA J. Brown, A03 T. Love, A03 D. Fertal, A03 C. Rogers, SKSN L. McNerney, SN M. Smith, SA T. Bennett, A03 J. Wheeler, SA D. Altenberger, GMGSA F. Murray, SN T. Webb. SN J. Stois. GMGSA G. Carter, GMG3 V. Peters. 147 FOX DIVISION FOX Division maintains and operates the radars and computers which guide the ship ' s Terrier missiles to the enemy airc raft. The forty-odd Fire Controlmen of this division guarantee AMERICA ' S safety with such a powerful second line of defense. ■r ' ,: ' t % fif ' f Y y t-- .. m: ' « ' «» ' » " • FOX DIVISION First Row L-R B. Magary, LT D. Boiler, FTCM N SN W Downer. SN J. Riqdon, FTM2 D. Shields, FTM2 N. Frase, FTM2 J. Beafy, FTMI J. Kauti, FTM I R Tauriainen FTCM u. Magary, u, w. oaner, r,.,v, ,.. Riogor,FTMI W. Burr,s, FTMI G. Rice. FTM2 C. Herman. FTM2 C- McLemore, FTM2 L O ' Sullivan, FTM2 C Dreher Second Row L R: SN T. Williams, FTM3 T, Sherer, FTM3 B. Rinehart, FTM3 G. Southards, FTM2 J. Withrow, FTMSN J. Born, FTM2 K. W.lder, FTM2 P. Golden, FTM J. Tabor, FTM3 H. Monroe, FTM3 J. Coy, FTM3 T. Watson, SN C. Corwin, FTM3 T. CorneKson, Third Row UR:FTM3 T Stresewsk,, SN J. Cl a ' MJ J Welick SN R Guy, SN M. Calderone, SN R. Guinn, SN R. Reeves. SN C. Riblett, SN D, Daugherty, FTM3 D. Harns. SN M. Allee. SN J. Brett, SN D. Nioderman. FTM3 J. Witkins. 148 i V-J f-.fll w_ . f.l. ' t SAM DIVISION First Row L-R: FTM3 J. Chipman IV, GMM3 D. Julian, GMM2 J. Tribble, GMM2 E. Jobes, FTMI R. Boldyga, W-l J. Fairchild, LT R. Collins, LCDR F. Stephens, W-l E. Colley, Jr. FTMC L. Shippey, GMMI R. Thurston, GMMI D. Cherry, GMM2 P. Mcnair. FTM3 C. Ponder, GMM3 R. Holmes. Second Row L-R: SN W. Grant, GMM3 R. Kemp, SN C. Bingman, GMMSN R. Barker, GMM3 A. Gast, SN P. McGhee, SN V . Dodd, SN J. Rusin, GMM3 J. Adams, FTM3 J. Norman. GMM3 J. King, SN D. Ball, GMM3 P. Koehl, SN J. Pendl eton, GMM3 L Fleisher, GMM3 C. Home, GMM3 J. Walker. Third Row L-R: GMM3 D. Urbanski, SN B. Cole, FTM3 E. Peroni, SN J. Benbow, GMM3 J. Poats, SN J. Romero, GMM3 W. Hoppe, SN M. Wilson II, GMMSN K. Nunn, GMM3 J. Curtin, FTM3 R. Edelman, SN C. Wolf. FTM3 C. Evans. GMMSN D. Wheeler. GMMSN L. Oliver. GMMSN J. Goodwin. Not Shown: GMCS M. Hughes, SN P. Dumas. SN J. McCarthy. SAM DIVISION SAM Division maintains and operates the Terrier Missile Launching System, consisting of two double arm launchers, the associated missile handling equipment and inventory of Terrier missiles. 149 MARINE DETACHMENT ji? «cC - The Marine Detachment performs several mis- sions aboard AMERICA. The Marines are con- sidered a " Force In Readiness " in the event armed combatants are needed ashore in the area where our ship is ojierating. Normally their duties entail providing AMERICA ' S internal security force, and participating in honors and ceremonies. Firjf Row: Cpl A. Stone, LCpl J. Woodward. PFC D. Barton, PFC B. Smith. Cpl C Slade, 1st Sgl R. Lewis, Capt L. Sherretz, Capt K. Russom, SSgt. G. Graves, Cpl J. Rapone, LCpl 0. Smith, PFC F. Harrison. Second Row: LCpl A. Starley, PFC D. Clark, PFC R. Newman, PFC J. Copeland, LCpl M. Zig- mont, LCpl, M. Russell, PFC R. Costello, PFC W. Barnes, PFC R. Pascarella, PFC P. Sljder, LCpl G. Matthews, PFC H. Barnes. Third Row; PFC P. Lacouture, PFC G. Thompson. LCpl C. Bacon, LCpl P. Renshaw, LCpl L. Holzmann, PFC M. Newton, Pvt D. Minton, PFC D. Macpherson, PFC P. Dunderdale, PFC J. Inzenga. PFC F. Hunter, PFC T. Newton. 150 First Row: Cpl W. Garrison, LCpl J. Thomas, PFC C. Parker, LCpl J. Taylor, Cpl J. Shannon, 1st SGT R. Lewis, Capt L. Sherretz, Capt K. Russonn, SSgt G. Graves, Sgt J. Gage, PFC G. Cooley, PFC D. Phelps, PFC M. Patterson. Second Row: Cpl T. Kenney, LCpl N. Waldron, PFC J. Peck, PFC S. Weeks, LCpl R. Korthoff, LCpl R. Holmes, PFC C. Hatfield, Pvt R. Hewey, LCpl E. Stokes, PFC R. Starnes, Cpl R. Blown, PFC H. Cosnne. Third Row: PFC F. Collins, PFC R. Mowbray, PFC D. Leighton, PFC R. Walker, PFC E. Burgess. LCpl E. Valenti, PFC J. Gordon, PFC D. Bell, LCpl V. Gross, PFC J. Muranko, PFC J. Cameron, PFC R. Kiff, PFC P. Bonds. P 151 W DIVISION W Division is responsible for the assembly, maintenance, preservation, inspection, testing, and handling of special weapons. The division is respoil- sible for delivery of reliable weapon s to aircraft loading crews and the supervision of safe loading operations. WEAPONS DEPARTMENT ADMIN SECTION Left to Right: SN D. Haynes, YNSN B. Brasfield. SN L. U- YN3 K. C;- YN3 M. Stayton. LTJS T. Kehrer, Weapons Admin Officer. Firet Row L-R: GMT! C. Smith. GMTSN E. Senter. GMTSN G. Henderson, Jr. GMT2 C. Jackson. GMT3 R. Kuchta II, GMT2 A. Stanford, ENS M. Austin. LTJG J Kegler LT B. Brown, WOl W. Butzlne. GMTC C. Frans. GMTI T. Jackson, Jr. GMTSN J. Allen, GMTSN M. Gleason, GMT2 J. Allen, GMT3 D. Black. GMTSN D. Brindel. Second Row L-R: YN3 T. Collins, GMT3 S. Bagalio. GMT3 M. Stockier. GMT3 G. Huston, SN W. Smith. Jr. SN T, Donady, SN R. Haimelin, GMT3 R. HInton, GMT3 J. Mitchell, GMTSN R. Relher, GMT3 E. Stanchfield, GMT3 J. Burnette. GMT2 C. Flowers, GMT2 K. Blount, GMT3 J. Hf.rm GMT3 J. Beatty, GMT3 M. Helfrich, GMT3 R. Parrish, GMTSN G. Clay. 152 ™ THE LAUNDRY ' S LATE! 153 Due to operational commitments, AMERICA pulled out earlv from Fleet Anchorage at Porta Conte, Sar- dinia. I ndaunted, AMERICA ' S Executive Officer, CDR Malan, announced that the Boxing Smoker would be held as planned. The total of nine bouts were enjoyed by the crew assembled in Hangar Bay One and watch- ing on closed circuit TV. HC-2 ' s own, " The Uncalled Four, " provide pre-flght entertainment. BOXING SMOKER APRIL 22, 1967 The Interminable wait. i Madison Square Bay One. . . . . . . .The mast provides no shade . . .and fhere ' s no napping on the grass. V J Mr " - k. " Was it a long swim, fellows? " HOLIDAY ROUTINE AT SEA For some reason, the men of CATCC prefer to remain below A funny kind of sand " 157 COMCARDIV FOUR CHANGE OF COMMAND RADM D. H. Guinn receives his flag upon its being hauled down from the masf. RADM Lawrence R. Geis makes his firsf remarks as Commander Carrier Division Four, Commander Task Force 60 and Commander Task Force 502. (58 i M . t%A M ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 163 A DIVISION The Auxiliaries Division incorporates several widely diverse ship ' s service activities aboard AMERICA. The division operates and maintains all major hydraulic and diesel equipment. It pro- vides steam heat, air conditioning, refrigeration, and chill water for the comfort and convenience of the crew. The division ' s compressed gas plant produces large volumes of liquid oxygen and nitro- gen and its machine shop provides precise ma- chinery repair for all departments. A GROUP OF ENGINEERS First Row L-R: LTJG J. W. Edgerton, ENS R. C. Smith, WO W. F. Cartwright. Second Row L-R: LTJG G. P. Nulty, ENS J. C. Broderson, LT R. M. Green, LT H. M. Mitchell LTJG J. J. Bourne. V- tj tf ?:. - f ' ?-f . ;1 " i ' 0 " ' - ' r ' v ' ' " • ■ " ' Firjt Row L-R: FA M. Calhoun. MM3 L. Brown, FN H. Harris. FN D. Naeger. FN J. Koesler, FN B, Avlla. ENC J. Desmarsis. ENS K. Stahllte, LCDR J. Ducat, FN R. Sandlin, FN E. Ennery MMFN D. Robinson, FN C. Wacker, FN. T. Helms, MR3 D. Lambert. FN R. Linden. Second Row L-R: MM2 T. Demastus FN H. Johnson, MM3 F. Waters, FN J. Blanlce, FN R. Kendhammer. FN G. DeGross. MM2 W. Gevas, ENFN J. Boyd, FN R. Benge, MM3 L. Grier, FN P. Raineri, FN L. Snyder, MMFA T. Gabryszak, MM! D. Watson. Third Row L-R: FN R. Kennally, MM3 J. Gill. MM2 D. Boyce, FN J. Debner, FN D. Beck, FA R. Strout, FN F. Polly. FN P. Ncal, ENFN D. Crawford. FN J. Casella, FA E. Hardwick MM3 D. Overcash, FN R. Anderson. 164 First Row L-R: EN2 D. Kirby, MR2 J. Lape, MM2 H. Gilbert, MMI A. Clotworthy MRI R. Schouten, MMC L. Wright, LCDR J. Peterson, LT G. Carroll, MM! F. Meier, MMI G. Porr, MMI J. Martin, MM2 W. Barnett, MMI E. Buhs. MM3 J. Eshelnnann. Second Row L-R: FA M. Ferguson, FA M. Slagle, FN R. Gruel, FN T. Stroud. FN T. Bacorn, MR2 P. Beach, FA B. Williams, FA C. Lang, ENFN J. Hactbarth, MRFN G. Christensen, FN L. Sanchez, MRFA W. Doucette, MM3 A. Kadar. Third Row L-R: FA B. Sazama, FA A. Chavira, FA C. Price, FN T. Flannigan, FN D. Banks, MM3 R. Williams, MMFN J. Forkner, FN M, Markus, FN P. Myers, FN J. Schmitt, FN R. Burdjak, FN F. Martin, MR3 A. Metel. 165 fX 4ri .%f t% t ■ .r.Y. ' ' t I Flrif Row L-R: MMj A. Matihows MM2 K. oilowili, hA B. Kern, FN A. Zappla, FN J. Elllngsworth, MM2 W. Sturm, MMC J. Counfryman, CW04 P. Grant, MM3 H. Seabloonn, MM3 G. Dinnel, MM3 R. Bassett, FA J. Rosa, FN T. Vanderlaan, FN J. Bonillo. Second Row L-R: FA R. Naylor, FN W. dies. EN3 M. Glard, FA H. Cubbage, MM2 A. Ernst, FN J. Lanninq, MM2 J. Kahler, FN C. Van Horn, ENFN J. Green, ENFN R. Lantych, MM3 D. Nesselroad, FN J. Turner, EN I G. Stroinq. Third Row L-R: Mtvll D. Blalock, (vIRFN J. Wriqht Mlvl2 L Byers, MR2 P. Haas, MMFN T. Smith, MMFN D. Huhmann, MMFN L. McKInnon, EN3 D. ReiHy, EN I L. Kelly, EN2 F. Robertson, FN R. Johnson, FN D. Davis. FN R. Stees. 166 In the land of " snipes " we find men cleaning watersides and firesides, pumping oil, testing water, calibrating ACC gear and repairing catapult launch valves. This is the Boiler division comprised of 158 enlisted men and 2 officers. The " heart " of AMERICA ' S propulsion system, her eight boilers are operated and maintained by our capable boilermen. B DIVISION i„t •- , I .— ».-t r 1 f ' f.f f ' Iff f f i,f,;?,M,i. . .f.t % ' V 7 T I V ' • ■ ' ik msfnfrwwKj i First Row L-R: BT2 K. Craton. BT2 D. Hurst, BT2 H. Purscelley, BT2 G. Anderson, BR I J. Byers. BTI J. Bohannan, BTC C. Pistorius, BTI A. Cunningham, BT2 J. Holland, BT2 R. Manalatos, BT3 R. Schaut, BT3 T, Fuller, BT3 F. Scano, BT3 G. Jankowsk;, BT3 B. Walker. Second Row L-R: FN D. Cravy. FA M. Burnnmet, FN A. Sterling, FN K. Long, FN E. Zipperer, BT3 F. Pombert. BT3 V. Snowden, FN J. Smith, FN J. Cocita, FN H. Sapp. FN J. Harsmanlta, BT3 K. WandelL FN L Jacobs, FN L Cauthen, FN D. Eldredge. Third Row L-R: FN H. Peters, FN P. Gandolfo, FN D. Reese, FN J. Conners, FN R. Helvey, FN C. Sager, FN D. Locke, FN B. Livingston, FN J. Hllson, FN J. Thon pson, FN F. Graeben, FN D. Jones, FN T. Skeliy, FA F. Thonnpscn, FN J. Fiorito. 167 ? % ' i J - - Llr -V, Krst Row L-R: FN J. Schilling, BT2 G. Bye, BT2 J. Slater, BT2 R. HWe. BTI B. Ford, BT2 R. Clark, BT2 W. Bryan, BT3 C. Morrison, FN P. Coxen, FN J. Brown. Second Row L-R: BT3 B. Naftel, FN M. Abeyta, BT3 W. Sriffen, BT2 J. Eckhardt, BT3 H. Dillon, BT3 J. Jones, BT3 G. McCutcheon, FN D. Malby, FN A. Lopez, FN C. Daniels, FN J. Bishop, FN R. Wolf. Third Row L-R: BT2 F. Pierce, BT3 R. Bellows, BT3 H. Mowder, FN P. Hall, FN E. Kehrll, FN D. Manning, FN J, Randle, FN H. Rooms, FN R. Boniarski, FN L Stubblefleld, FA R. Knapp, FN R. Wright. 168 k ?m y wy r- h%L ;i. A. w t f r f if tTTtrxtftttif ■« ' ■ irr.- " rv ' tiiy. First Row L-R: BT2 R. Johnson. BT2 F. Maurer, BT3 D. Fratino, FA G. Romanlnsky, FN N. Snell, BT3 J. Whitis, BTI D. Jennings. BT3 R. Fitzgerald, t-A S. Lupulio, FN R. Trefzger, FN M. Hoger. FN P. Whitteker. BT3 T. Barrett. Second Row L-R: BT3 A. Finkel, FN F. Skidmore, BT2 E. Hatch. BT3 C. Walsh, FN G. Keever, FN J. Coclta. FN D. Cross, FN J. Herman, BT3 R. Gillis. FN J. De Groot. BT3 P. Stephenson. BT3 J. Silva, FN C. Ennerson. Third Row L-R: FN F. Graeben, FN J. Thompson. FN A. Hajduk. FN T. Malone. FN R. Grant. FN W. Raupfer, BT3 G. Dentino. FN F. Bustos. FA L. Bradley, BT2 M. Cyrus, FN T. Henkel. FN T. Skelly, BT2 S. Wolbert, FR J. Miller. 169 " E " DIVISION is composed of Electrician ' s Mates and Interior Communications Elec- tricians. EM ' s stand watch on generators, switchboards and control equipment; maintain and repair power lighting circuits, electrical fixtures, motor generators, distribution switch- boards, and other electrical equipment. IC ' s maintain and repair interior communications systems. Gyrocompass systems, amplified and unamplified voice systems, TV systems, and related equipment. E DIVISION Fir$t Row L-R: EM2 C. Campboll, IC2 W. Brill, FN T. Recktenwalt, EM2 J. Clarlc, EMC J. Low, EMC T. Cannon, EMCS L. Olson, CW04 M. Leech, EMC D. Davit. EMC E. Skidmore, ICC O. Thomas, 1C2 J. Stuart, FN D. Alklre, ICI J. Harold, EM3 J. Castricone. Second Row L-R: FA R. Rhodes, EM2 J. Campbell, EMFN M. Nichols, EM3 R. Dcmuth, EM3 D. Ridenour, EMI J. Kieffer, EM3 J. Lettenmaler, EM3 F. Hall, FA D. Bryant, ICFN C. Gorecki, IC3 G. Adams, FN R. Williams, EM2 M. Anderson. EM3 T. Cussat, EM3 H. Williams. Third Row L-R: EM2 D. Schanandore. EM3 J. Seidle, EM3 R. Scarborough, EM3 K. Jurs, EMFN K. Williams, EMFN A. Jensen. EM2 J. Lauderbaugh, ICFN D. Thompson. EM3 J. Selby, EMFN J. Anderson, EM3 P. Szymczalt, EM3 S. Lucas. FN C. Mandel, EMFN S. Schade. EM3 W. Farmen. 170 I8E First Row: EM3 M. Bevel. EMI M. Powell, EM2 C. Haraldson, IC2 R. Naylor. IC3 R. Glass, EMC J. Low, EMC T. Cannon, EMCS L. Olson, CWO-4 M. Leech, EMC D. Davis, ICC O. Thomas, EMC E, Skidmore, IC2 J. Chism, FN G. Bumby, GN J. Sobester, ICT G. Conquest. Second Row: EMFN F. Welker, EMFN H. Henkel, FN W. Fackler, EM3 G. Panenka, EM3 R. Auger, EM3 F. Conlan. ICFN D. Tutuska, EM3 K. Ilgenfritz, FN R. Klos, EM3 T. Hutchin- son. ICFN R. Scott, EM3 J. Aleman. FN D. Blumke. Third Row: EM3 A. Munson. FN J. Czel. FN C. Edlnger. IC3 G. Foster. ICFN T. Kueny. FN R. Rydel, EMFN P. McCarthy, EM3 T. Burgess, FN J. Morris, EM2 D. Haulotte. EM3 J. Snnith. EM3 T. Harnnon, FN R. Gaulard. EMFN D.Chavez. 171 15-E Fir.t Row: EM2 W. O ' Neill, IC2 H. Hansen, EM2 H. Young, ICFN G. Percle, EMI M. Powell, EMC J. Low, EMC T- Cannon EMCSL Olson, CWOA M. Leech, EMC D. Davis, ICC O. Thomas, EMC E. Skldmore, EM! T. Welsh. EM3 W. Thomas. IC2 J. Boucher, EM3 A. Gen.n, 3 D.A.IIs Second Row. EM3 G. Boulware, EM3 R. Dingle, EM3 D. Prosser, EMFA J. Probst, EM2 R. Moreland, FN F. PiiHlps, EM3 F Brauhgan, FN R Rydel, EM3 D Leclerc FN P. Taylor, FN D. Lee, FN C. Craig, EMFN J. Chastain, EMFN R. Wocher. Third Row: EM2 G. Halloran, EM3W Shannon ICFN J- Kueny, H. Archer FN D. Fields EM A. Harkey. FN S. Hasbrouk. EM3 R. Arthur. EMFN H. Knight, IC2 C. Edwards, EMFN J. Thomas, EMFN J. H,ll. EMFN P. Frenette, EM3 J. Fore- man, IC3 V. Page. 172 I3E First Row: ICC O Thomas, EMCS L. Olson, EMC J. Low, CWO-4 M. Leech, EMC D. Davis. EMC T. Cannon. EMC E. Skidmore. Second Row: FN J. Cochran, FN D. Plo, EMFN S. Deal. FN D. Babcock. ICFN R. Thurman, FN D. Hageman. EM3 C. Myhre, ICFA R. ShotV. TTiird Row: EMFN J. Mehan, ICFN R. Werner, SN J. Seemann. EM2 G. Hanson. IC3 B. Krolak. IC3 D. Miller. ICFN D. Ostendorf. EM3 L. Silva. 173 M DIVISION The Machinist ' s Mates of M Division operate and maintain the ship ' s main engines, ships ' service turbo-generators and distilling plants. In addition, they control associated equipment such as pumps, compressors, valves, oil purifiers, heat exchangers, governors, reduction gears, shafts and shaft bear- ings. The Machinist ' s Mate is constantly in the lime-light since his products comprise the vital energy used by the ship in her mission. tftrrli.tfjt?? i f ttl.ttf l..?vt-f f f ' ff I ' V» V " ' - M DIVISION Front Row: MM3 H. Mullen, MM3 J. Hooker, MM3 J. Brevllt, FN A, Bell. FN T. Kemp, MM3 V. Forsythe, MM3 M. Downs, MMC A, Sid- borry, ENS W. Espich, MMC C, Blice, MM! L Weaver, MM I E. Hlldroth. MM2 W. Leadabrand, MM2 R. Powell. MM2 S. McFadden, MM3 L. Tomecko. Second Row: FN T. Denis. FN W. Styck. FN J. Black, FN G. Myers, FN P. Gallagher, FN A. Chicklllo, FN A. Grolhe. FN R. Francis, MM3 J. Aggeler. MM3 R. Roberts, FN J. Bradigan. FA R. England, MM2 R. McDonald, FA W. Dukette, FA P. Schnee, FA J. McSwain. Third Row: MM3 L Maciel, FN J. Ashling, MM3 G. Olson, FN C. Wharlon, FN W. Vanscoyoc, MM2 M. Adams, MM3 E. ' Jones, FN R. Corcoran, FN«J. Drabek, FA B. Anderson, FN M. Tutwiler. FN J. Head. MM3 C. Underwood, MM3 R. LIndebmayer, FN R. Beti, MM3 L. DIckerman, MM3 R. Karnowskl. 174 M DIVISION First Row: FN R. Velecheck, MM3 D. Van Bogart, MM3 R. Backner, MM3 H. Stout, MM3 W. Mahley, MM2 E. Dilceman, MM! J. Weber, MMI J Hall MMC H Dorst, MM! K. Stephenson MM2 L. Phelps. MM2 W. Lauffer, MM2 M. Adams, MM3 R. Ondus, MM3 G. Gammons, MM3 R. Miller. Second Row FN T Brinkman. FN V . Kraft, FN F. Peahota, FN K. Tackitt, FN H. Davis, FN D. Satterfield. FN M. Hillstrom, FN T. Antonelll, FN L Beam, FN F Alexander FN J Randazzo, FN W. Souder, MM3 J. Carpenter, FN J. Von Handorf. Third Row: FN J. Shoemake, FN T. Rongers, FN L. Haas, FN R. Merrill, FN J. Renshaw, FN R. Hill, FN F. Yoworski, FN G. Butler, FN B. Dreibrodt. FN W. Maynard, FN R. Hatfield, FN V. Nerl, FN K. Johnson, FN R. Cameron. 175 Ill . ' 1 i ♦ ,.i V T.J ►-« V 1 I -i t- " t M DIVISION First Row: rH S. Smolley, MM3 C. Schoaf, MM3 W. Petersen, MM3 E. Salter, MM! W. Co " chMM2F Peterson MM3 A_ Se.chko MM2 R. Houston. MM! R. Ross, MM! N, Bcrndt, MM2 D. Emerlcl. MMl W. Mot,r, MMl G. Lant:, MMI «• SelvosU MM2 P. Van Wart. M P. Cavanaugh. Second Row: FN J. Snyder. SN J. Reed. FN T. Ward. FN J. Rayburn. FN D. Dunn. FN Z. W.lson. FN R. Hughes, FN R. B°;l»nd FN -J. Aye , FN D. Care!, Mtyl3 R. Mortenson, MM3 D. Allison, Mtyl3 J. Musgrove, FN S. Dorsey, FA J Ronnane FA T. McDowel , FA J- Logq n . MM3 L Barnet t, MM3 R. Ludwlck, FA W. Guimond. FN P. Kellor, FN R. Vetter, FN J. Dixon, FN J. Ronton. Third Row: FA G Leger, SN E. Marchess FN R. J ' " ! " ' S Boer- ner, FN R. Hightower, FN J. Krepps. SN H. Ellis, FN L Lerle, FN B. Hicks, FN K. Heggenstaller, FN L. Hegge, FN J. Havens, Mtv13 R. Burstell, FA R. Smith. FN D. I ' .ol,, lv1M3 R. Beam, Mtv13 H. Anderson. FN D. Reitmeyer. FN M. Leeds. FN G. Peters, FN D. Bartrum. 176 The Repair Division is composed of Shipfitters and Damage Controlmen, who are an integral part of the ship ' s self-maintenance repair capability. These skilled ratings maintain vital systems within the ship, each functioning from well-equipped workshops. In addition to their various trades, these men are unique in performing another service — protecting the ship from fire, flooding and other marine hazards. R DIVISION R. DIVISION First Row; DC3 G. Urdlales. SFM2 J. Church, DC2 J. Arnold, DCC W. Brown, WOI W. Schmid, LCDR J. Ducat, ENS. E. Hudson, SFC R. Himnnelspach, DC2 R. Hazlett, DCI C. Saunders, SFI D. Howerton, DC3 P. Or eal. Second Row: FN E. Lowe. FN D. Syverson, FN W. Poss, FN W. Morgan, DC2 M. Wilson, DC3 F. Jordan, SFM3 R. Rotoslcy, DC3 D. Gordon, FN A, Blake, DCFN D. Stover, FN C. Arciprete, FN E. Shoemslcer, SFP3 R. Finnbers, FN S. Austin. Third Row: SFP3 R. Michel, FN H. Jorgenson, FN J. Daniels, FN W. Hughes, FN N. Boone, SFM3 J. Dennis. FN R Pruden FN R Morris, FN D. Willett, SFM3 W. Reynolds, FN L. Snow, SFPFN V. Franklin, SF3 J. Mulligan. 177 R DIVISION Fir.t Row: FSP3 B. Lassiter, DC2 J. Ca h, DC2 D. Prepster, DCCM J. Webb, LT J. Cowell, LCDR J. P«»«: ' ° " . SFC E Offenbacker, SFl R Huff. DC2 M. Alvarez, SFI D. Rohde, Second Row: SFP3 M. Reynolds. FN D. Koscelnik. SFP3 C, Duncan, FA M. Bahls. SFP3 R. Adams, SFM3 B, R.ce, DCFN T. Dlckover, FA J, Wright. FN R. Bub, DC3 E, Barbrow, FN R, Jones, FN R. Stelnman. Third Row: DC3 G. Hammond, FN R. Chorney, FN D, Prmcip., FN L. Koeton. FN R. Olson, FA M. Johnson, DCFN V. Lyerly, SFM3 F, Kallln. FN T. Springer, DCFN D. Frink. 178 LIVORNO, ITALY Livoriu) serves as jjort cily for the Arno River Basin. Essentially a (juiet (iU . Livorno. iipverlheless. has an atmosphere quite different from the southern Italian cities previously visited by AMERICA. Nearby, Florence with its Renaissance art and Pisa with the Leaning Tower enthralled the crew. Tlie Armys Camp Darby outside Livorno provided the crew numerous services, including use of its private beach. The path from Fleet Landing leads right past the fishing fleet. " Welcome to Llvorno, fellows. " 180 View of the Cathedral ' s dome from one of the levels of the tower. PISA ' S LEANING TOWER Interior of the cathedral 182 „M«Mr i W pn • fi A copy of Michelangelo ' s David Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Donalello and the Medici are but a few who have brought Florence its worldwide fame. The city became a leader in the Renaissance of the XIV and XV centuries, con- tributing outstanding art and literature to a receptive world. As a result, Florence, today, resembles a giant outdoor museum, with beau ' if ul statues and structures around every corner. There is little evidence of the recent floods since restoration was undertaken immediately. A pause to study the detail of the Baptistry doors: " The Gates of Paradise, " by Lorenio Ghiberti. F L R E N C E The highly ornate Cathedral of " FIrenie " Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno VENICE TOUR After a six hour train ride, AMERICA ' S tour group was boarding a large canal husboat, bound for its hotel. For the next three days AMERICA sailors enjoyed a real " holiday routine at sea " . Boats of all sizes were the order of the day and the group adapted itself adniirabh. enjoying the delights of Venizia. Venice ' s Lido Island, residence of the wealthy INK Plana San Marco, crowded » i wifh people and pigeons. Hi .A 1 THE MUNICH TOUR Bdvaria is green because of Ifs frequenf rain!!!!! ■ sttKl ' The Hofbrauhaus, one of the famous, large beer halls Some ninety men braved the twelve hour train ride through the Alps to " Munchen " , city of the Monks. Their expectations were not disappointed despite rainy conditions. The Bavarian State of Germany presented a refreshing change from the Latin environment of the Med. Communication was difficult but the aniilh of the people came through loud and clear. A pause at Ettal for a visit to the monastery church and a taste of the monk ' s famed liqueur. A scene in Garmisch, a town which is crowded with skiers in the winter months. THE BAVARIAN ALPS Site of the passion play in Oberammergau. The play is staged every ten years by the villagers in fulfillment of a vow made several centuries ago. M|g A MED MEDLEY 192 Capri, l aly Valencia, Spain Vallefta, Malfa Blue Mosque Istanbul, Turkey 193 : . t LIvorno, Italy Athens, Greece ■KT RH W i »Jij( . J m JL } r Istanbul, Turkey r««Hiii« ts. »•■ .■i • - 195 •«: u n.j 1 : -2. t. -v. Fiatta — VaUnc! , Spain Naplai. Italy ■ V- VaUncIa, Spain ■ Athens, Greece 197 Valletta, Malta 1635— Naples, Italy The Bull ' s end The Matador and his Bull Bullfighter ' s reward: the two ears of his bull— Valencia, Spain 199 I May Pole — Munich, Germany Athens Beach Boy Scout — Valencia, Spain Athens, Greece 200 Fueling alongside Liberty at sea Watching the Dardanelles transit Ht 1 r ■■- Working on Number I Cat t%:!fe- -ii» .. J - Her Majesty ' s Sd!lors The many faces of an Air Boss ReUiing between launches The First Class Mess 204 Bringing ihe mail aboard Boxing smoker at sea The wardroom loungo The forecastle 20 r 206 SUPPLY DEPARTMENT ti 207 MATERIAL DIVISION (S-1) The Material Division is responsible for the receipt, storage, issue and shipment of the overwhelming majority of the stores of repair parts and consumables utilized by both tlie Ships Departments and the Air Wing. There are over 75 storerooms, filled with over 90,000 different items of supply, maintained by the men of this Division. They make 6,000 issues a month, on the average, and process some 2,000 receipts. The perpetual inventory program is a function of the S-1 Division as is the maintenance of the Ship ' s Supply Technical Library. S-1 DIVISION Front Row: AN R. Barger. AA M. Kenyon, SN J. Brown. AN J, Minor, SK3 P, Ula. Jr.. SKI R. Holllday. ENS F. Gonchar, SKCS D. Dee, SKI G. Farmer, SN C. Waoley, AA R. Moore. SK3 G. Roach, SK3 C. Esllncger. AA W. Carrino, AN K. Shlffleft. Back Row: AA D. Duncan, AN R. Alderson, SA N. Hosselt, AK3 L Morrison, AK3 J. Breclenrldge, SN M. Blacl, AN F. Prevlte, SN R Blankenship, SA L. Hulse, AN B. Sones, SN R. Lee. SN J. O ' Connor, SN B. Brown, Jr., AN M. Gast SA D. FuUs. 208 1 ' t ' « »■ ' f ' • V V V » ' ' ' ■ V V V • V • ' 1 L ■■ ' •: ■u.r ' Ta.i- ' V ' W ' : ' . ' msamk S-l DIVISION Front Row: SN C. Jones, SN J. SImone, SK3 J. Smith, SK3 J. Gallegos, AK3 J. Hazlett, AK2 L. Munden, AKI J. Clay. SKI E. duTreil, SKC H. Mayfieid, SK2 L. Wallace, Jr., SK3 T. Williams. AK3 D. Brantley, SK3 J. Pfannenstiel, SN R. Ferrell, AN J. Arbour, AKAN F. Goodman, SN R. Narvaez. Back Row: SN J. Foster, AN D. Stauffer, SN J. Cox, SKSN D. McCrakln. AA R. Garter. SA K. Welker, AN E. Sedll, SN L Welker, AN J. Begley. SN M. Turner, SN R. Comeaux, SN E. Sadler, AN J. McElroy, AA R. Cervantes, SN J. Williams, SA R. Garcia, SN G. Lopez. 209 FOOD SERVICE DIVISION (S-2) The Food Scrvire Division is res|)onsible for the planning and preparation of over 11,000 meals a day; for the ordering, receiving, and stowing the food necessary to prepare those meals; and for the maintenance of the provisions accounting records and reports required bv higher authority. The Mess Decks and serving lines are open for the crew ' s use 21 hours a day at sea. Other services provided by the S-2 Division include the preparation of flight lunches, party rations and the support of canteens in many foreign ports. J. S-2 DIVISION First Row: CS3 R. NUrander, CS3 L Larson. CS2 D. Draper. CS I E. B:ever,. CSl R. Her.nessy, CSl S. Masterson, CSC J. Ledden, CW02 L. Gllgore, CSCS E. Smith. CSC B. SmlHi. SKI D. Hart. CS2 T. Cross, CS2 K. Drake. CS3 I. Gumpher. CS3 T. Andrews, CS3 J. Watts. Second Row: CS3 D. Fisher, SN . Mezlere. SN L. Perrin, SN D. Semsroth. SN R. Curtis. SN N. Dickenson. SN T. Anderson, SN G. Linton. SN E. Brown, SN R. Olszewski, SN E. Fasulo, SN D. Warden, CS3 N. Green, CS3 W. Jennings, CS3C C. Davidson, SN J. Durocher, SN R. Peschel. Third Row: SN G. Alexander, SN D. Spltrer, SN R. Guinaugh, SN R. Warner, SN J. Moore, SN R. Deberry, SN D. Nelson, SN L. Ellis, SN A. Davenport, SN C. Walker, SN G. Wheeler. CS3 H. Smith, CS3 A. Cangelosi. Missing: CS2 H. Beverly. CS2 C. Wright, SN W. Wadleigh. SN S. Tate, CS3 J. Erskln. 210 ir MESS COOK One of the first cluties usually performed by a new sailor aboard ship is that of Mess Cooking. Each division must supply a number of men to perform this duty. The normal tour lasts three months during which the man is a member of S2M Division in lieu of his original division. ' ntf " " u SALES DIVISION (S-3) The Sales Division is responsible for the opera- tion of the Ship ' s Stores and vending machines, the Laundry and Dry Cleaning Plants, the Tailor and Cobbler Shops, and the Clothing and Small Stores. There are eight retail sales outlets that do over $150,000 per month business. The profits generated by these sales are used to support the Ship ' s Vi ' elfare and Recreation program and to pay for the various personnel support services provided by the Sales Division. First Row L-R: SH3 J. Potlorff, SN W. Ford, DN J. Roberson, Jr., SN M. MarHn, SH3 R. Hernandez, SH2 L. Demarco, Jr., SHI D. Jolley, Lt R. Scotf, SKI E. Biorlman, SH2 L. Coleman, SH2 L. Wlnfree, Jr., SH2 T. Cooper, SN B. Hamlette. SN D. Friday, SA L. Travis. Second Row L-R: SN R. Sechler, SN R. Broussard, SN L Guillot, SN M. Falzone, SH3 F. Rolfe, SHSN R. Ruhl, SN J. Provonsha, SA G. Hoffman, SH3 C. Heebrer, SN P. Mallard, YNSN R. Niezgoda, SN L. Chamberlain, SK3 J. PiHs, SH3 E. Wilson, SN J, Smith. r 212 Front Row L-R: SN. E. Bussard, SH3 W. Ferguson, SA E. Rutherford, Jr., SH3 F. Smith, SH3 J. Fair, SKC B. Parts, LTJG D. Longshore, SHI O. Kenney, SH2 J. Burke, SH3 B. Lalte, SH3 E. Barnard, SH2 J. Waddell. Second Row L-R: SN A. Baca, Jr., SN R. Garrett, SN F. Bell, SN S. OrsinI, SN P. Helton, SN M. Cooper, SN D. Stokes, SA R. Rogers, SN J. Blank, SN J. James, SN E. Vescovo. Not Shown: SH2 M. Jenkins, SH2 D. Julius, SH3 W. Courville, SN G. McLain, SN L. Protena, SN G. Royer, SN R. Smith, SA H. Wilber, Jr., SN G. Jones, SN H. Sunderland, SN G. Wolfe, SN G. Sinquefield. 213 DISBURSING DIVISION (S-4) The Disbursing Division maintains all of the pay accounts for all of the personnel attached to Carrier Division Four, the USS America (CVA-66), and Air Wing Six. It computes and processes all payments to the above personnel for travel, and other allowances, and provides such additional services as the 10% Savings Program and the care of Safekeeping Deposits. Cash is collected from the Post Office and the Ship ' s Store and Foreign currencies are exchanged for the crew. Several hundreds of thousands of dollars a month are efficiently handled by this Division without the loss of a single penny. i. ■ --. ' .JJS25 k First Row L-R: SA W. Slowey, DK3 R. Witt, DK2 C. Duvall, DKI G. Cunningham, ENS W. Sessoms, DKI C. Nunneley, DR2 R. Krauskopf, DK3 T. Wall, SN T. Mayer. Second Row L-R: SN D. MacDowell, SN L Hlggens, SN W. Nunnery, SN W. Petig, DKSN R. Sims, SN T. Ne ' l, DKSN R. Zadareky. 214 First Row L-R: SD3 A. Castrence, SD2 A. Garcia, SD3 D. Legaspi, SD3 O. Castillo, SD3 B. Navarro, SDI G. Lane, SDI I. Facelo, ENS C. Wise. SDC D Woodard SDI C. Haynes, SD2 F. Morena, SD2 E. Johnson, SD2 C. Slater, SD3 W. Robinson, SD3 E. Cruz. SD3 H. Johnson. Second Row L-R: TN B. Agot. TN A Ongtingco TN M. Reyes. TN C. Contreras, TN S. Camerino. TN F. Ecdao. TN R. Dumlao. TN F. Bottonns, TN C. Holland. TN S. Tapawan. TN E. Labrador TN E. Ambat, TN J. Johnson. Third Row L-R: TA D. Espinosa. TN L. Dulay. TN R. Dumlao, TA O. Japitenga. TN B. Hilos, TA E. Sanding. TA M. Esperanza, TN A. Eduvala, TA C. Delos Santos, TA R. De Guznnan. TN E. Diaz. TN J. Tomas, SD3 V. Frantilla, TA E. Desannparo. WARDROOM DIVISION (S-5) The Wardroom Division is responsible for the operation of the Wardroom Mess and the maintenance of all Officer living spaces. They prepare and serve all meals in the Mess and plan and execute many dinners and receptions for American and Foreign governmental senior officials and other distinguished visitors. Over one hundred staterooms, the messing area and Wardroom Lounge are kept both attractive and habitable due to the hard work of this Division. 215 First Row L-R: TN B. Lagda, TN W. De Vera. TN H. Nieves. TN E. Penaflor, SD3 G. Domlnqo. SDI I. Facelo. SDI J. Haskins, SDC E. Madison, SDI L Stubbs, SD3 W. Griffen, SD3 J. Brooks, TN J, Garcia, TN E. Azcueta, TN C. Ilog. Second Row L-R: TN R. Matawaran, TN V. Vergara, TN A. Kagayutan. TN R. Dumlao, TN F. Navarro, TN B, Sar)che7 TN W. Ignaclo. TN R. Mundo, TN J. Villona, TN R. Bonifacio, TN J. Weaihersby. TN J. Parado, TN A, Anlversarlo, TN E. Carlos, TN C. Conferras. 216 £ H i M m ' H p ' l r • ss- i ■ i ■ JP " - ] VHh I Li _Zr. - tlkLr-f i S AVIATION SUPPORT AND CONTROL DIVISION (S-6) The Aviation Support and Control Division is responsible for (processing) all requisitions for material submitted by the various Ships Departments and Aircraft Squadrons. They maintain stock records on over one hundred and tueiil) thousand items, and are responsible for timely reordering of su|)plies. All supi)ly accounting is performed by this Division as is the main- tenance of files on the lhousan ls of open order requisitions outstanding within the Supply System. The operation of the Aviation Pre-expended Bins and Rotable Pool, the source of half of all issues in support of aircraft maintenance, is also a function of this Division. First Row L-R: SK3 P. Winters, SK2 S. McClarnon. AK2 J. Noel, AKI E. Lavimodlere, AK2 J. Monroe. AK2 W. Hutto SKCS C. Hood, LTJG R. Dix, LT C. Fenwick, AKC W. Malloy, AK3 A. Wood, Jr. AK3 R, Hurst, AK2 E. Coolc, AK3 J. Faulk, AK3 L. Bogdonovlcb, SK3 D. Smith, SK3 F. Sepin Second Row L-R: SN L Dall, SN J. Morris, SA W. Williams. SA M. Wilkes, SN J. Bartholomew, AN D. Freeman, SN W. Lindemann, SN R. Barger, SA J. Zuvela. AKAN J. Miller, CYSN J. Nations, AKAN C. O ' Donnell. AN C. Cleavenger, AA J. Noble. AN M. Snoeck, SN H. demons. Third Row L-R: SN R. Barnhart, SN A. Barnes. SA J. Synisky, SN J. Carbon, SN J. Ellis, SN C. Smith. SN D. Benning, SN D. Ward, AA J. Janicki. AKAN B. Monk. AN J. Cooper. SA F. Samifua. SN L. Mc Donald, SN R. Franklin, SN R. Brown, AA R. Day, AN R. Jesse, SA M. Cooper. 217 The Daln Processinj; Division is res|)onsi])li ' for the operation and maintenance of the IBM 107 and peripheral equijjmenl utilized in the support of hoth the Supply Department Stock Control and Accounting functions and the Navy Maintenance Management System fSM). The DP Division receives onput data in hand written form and, through the use of its various equi|)ments, converts it to punched EAM cards, processes it for systematic use, and provides re])orts that are utilized both on a local and Na v wide level. DATA PROCESSING DIVISION (S-7) First Row LR: MA3 T. Prltchard. MA3 M. Fulton, IvIAl D. Johnson, WO I R. Klmbro. MA2 V. Webster, MA3 D. Morphls, MA3 H. Knight. Second Row L-R: SN P. Romano. SN J. Widener. SN M. Buck, SN W. Helvering, SN R. Waldrop. SN D. t artln, MASN E. Beauregard. Third Row L-R: SN D. Cotton, SN R. Krause, MASN W. Matthles, SN M. Dry MASN J. Ugalde. 218 THIRTY DAYS AT SEA ... . 7 ' R I r ? {4 ♦ ir% S RIANS DE OL CE JORDA lT..m NICHOLAS HF.RHfRT. Brmir. Vtj» M I bouU I lfti m. " , Bacl j »T4 aeli Tanks Rot -2 Egypt Strongpoints Taken; Arabs Bomb Near Tel Aviv ( " iHlmine air mast -ry ovtr Rj t skm. Israel push«i tr t;round Tuesday against Its Lira l launched armo f day nEAinst (he la t " rongpolnu ' ■arm tlmo, othr honng Jordan c»| of Jemn, the torp %ma eT vilb KW I ' ■•d I PI Dl«7aUbn But. In a wn« of small air rawls Tu«r«lA orning. Iraqi and Syrian pUn bombr-l isj-. « U cities or S («n -a and Kadfrn ' Tel Am It « not %i.-ii» wh;.! any. w.i ' i rniis«l " Vr hcllH mor? Isrjicll bor Elirl TufwSay morning ked b artllk ' ry ant raei seitleirwni of :t Galikv An - attack wrt- MinLiter : z : Iff • ' , ' J ' ght e. ]xo4 ' iilioi i?«t. ciV. ««G i ' -n- oui -S::! " ' ■ " ■o.,? ' " N » ■■ ' .. tf4 " A. ■ .N ' s . s v • ' " . " " • ii- ' i i 5 .- ■W ' ji ' x- ' ' ■tii, ' i .0 0 .♦ v l . wirpr il. ' " !-. ' .. ' J ' ' ' fc ' M . Vv ' v. SAUDI AffABIA iiticiif ' iiitlrl «j;uiii ■ fab irpiirii ' dl.i V9I }«. No 51 W«dn»« V hum 7. romm tntl claims iAr hatr rrp»rtrd if atu . " id in Aerial Combat us banks on Soviet playing it cool J T ' Eh: " bit o.v. boMlinc opli ' jMorilochdl Mod Jid ih v mdud •■wumenl- tJ about 3W Rsjpiian pi nrs. 10 ' -V I Jord jnun and S3 S nan llr ' med 0» hrarlii h d lo t only - with viffbt piloii killrd ■iz: hich I ! • T -- I I ' l ' « ■ ,.sv .ouDitir » .« ■ ■■« Kcvpi Haiin.r M lirML drtlra pd. — .SjrLi 4-lalint M 4p not IncludiftK ativ Oi«l 4 i Iiraeli umiotT. -Jordan H»UnM H. -v) cUinwd «f«B. - -taini 4 %ww i las S„l.ll. ' r_%V»u |«tra« ti TTTT- Donorte ;x::i«n«.»- if! dWWotksU.S.Ship ir n, ' , %fr Orf, v ' i; " ' vVi AILY EXPRESS ' r ' a WEDNHSDAY JUNE 7 1967 Weather: Sunny spcHs: showers OIL: ARABS WARNEP ' WWAIUU SESDML jYPT S Pfcstdcot Nasser. apparenHy in scnous trouble with Israel s bliti- 5, hit at the West last night and — i 1 n-l | Ml. ( l.» nIuI ' I ' MIu. |-.K l ' .; I III ili( ii ' l.iliiijts ivtili I! " II M.ll :ilitiniilh riluillN l .r..l l, i I llii ' v Wfiv niMiiin nil ■ ■ • ■■ i Btill ' lt aiitl tl»r rt;.r Oil in London Tanks battle for ' " trol of Sinai • ' th The K ' " « ' - Jordan 7« ' o Defe " " " •■ ' list n ' ' " S.,, ' " gMake ■ " ■ " ■, .%r.: isF;4j " Jills,, ,co ff ' j , « r,. ' - ,.■ „ 1, ' " " -., " ■. - " " uvisj f« » S i IS sli» " ' , ....- Si Sv i ,, i: lrael Claims victory: Jordan OKs Cease-Fin WSPAPl CtnUt At T ' ' Mi . r zr - ' X iU .HI. t.ik p wm ' ' ir,i%; ' . Wiil M A CONSTAN ' TAWa- Bill Gill, ABC (left) and Bob Goralski, NBC (right) team up to give the evening news to a very apprecia- tive audience. MAKE ROOM FOR THE PRESS! It almost seemed like home! 224 Bob CIrace, ABC Camera and Charles Rappolo, ABC Sound cover flight operations. Allen Blanchard of the Detroit News enters Training Room I which was converted into a press room. As soon as the crisis began to brew in the Middle East, AMERICA became host to some 30 newsmen representing AP, UPI, ABC, NBC, Time-Life, BBC, New York Times and other newspapers. The newsmen remained for the entire crisis. Their stories went out daily and world attention centered aboard AMERICA on several occasions. Bob Horton, AP, types one of the many dispatches datelined " Aboard the USS AMERICA " which ap- peared on front pages back In the states. 225 HIGH LINE VISIT RADM Geis chats with Bob Goralski over the music of the COMCARDIV 4 band. USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG-4) flagship of Commander SIXTH Fleet comes alongside to receive the newsmen. rfw ,. • i-. ' ' - ' tt rO COMSIXTHFLT Backbone of a high line transfer: men. There is no machinery involved. i 228 THE RUSSIANS AREN ' T COMING THEY ' RE HERE Soviet Russia ' s DDG-381 joins the Task Group but is kept at a respectable distance by the USS W. C. LAWE (DD-763) 229 During the entire sea period of AMERICA ' S alert over the Middle Eastern War, she was shadowed by at least one Russian Naval vessel. The types, names, and numbers varied but there was always at least one to be found accompanying the AMERICA group. Russian Sea Manners were less than desirable, prompting Vice Admiral ' . I. Martin, COMSIXTHFLT, to send the following message on June 7: " Your actions for the past five days have interfered with our operations. By position- ing your ship in the midst of our formation and shadowing our every move you are denying us the freedom of maneuver on the high seas that has been traditionally rec- ognized by seafaring nations for centuries. " In a few minutes the task force will commence maneuvering at high speeds and vari- ous courses. Your present position will be dangerous to your ship, as well as the ships of this force. " I request you clear our formation withuut delay and discontinue your interference and unsafe practices. " The message was sent both by flashing light and voice radio in English and Russian. There was no acknowledgement on the part of the Russians. PCE 160 resembled a motorboat compared to AMERICA. Deadly motorboati 231 MEDICAL DEPARTMENT |P COMMANDER J. J. GORDON, MC, USN MEDICAL OFFICER The primary responsibility of the Medical Department is the good health of all |)ersonnel on hoard. Doctors and Corpsmen. equipped with facilities similar to that found in a small modern hospital, stand ready to meet any medical or surgical emergency. In addition, AMERICA ' S Department serves as a hospital ship and provides consultation and assistance to the independent duly hospital corpsman found on each ship when deployed. 232 First Row L-R: HM2 D. Davis, HMI W. Fratu:., HMC C. Garber, LT MC S. Lussler, LT MC F. Fererico, LT MSC J. Peck. CDR MC J. Gordon, LCDR MC P. Flynn, LT MC D. Griffith, HMCS J. Neel, HMI M. Haus. HM2 P. Murphy, HM2 R. Annan. Second Row L-R: HN R. Kornmann, HM3 S. Ebaugh, HM3 C. Bevans, HM3 D. Lemmerman, HN J. Westby, HM3 H. Hammond, SN G. Locke, HM2 J. King. HM3 C. Sofronas, HM3 M. La Haye, HM3 B. Worley. HN J. Holledak. HN R. Stewart, HN P. Green. Third Row L-R: HM3 G. Zarneke. SN W. Sadlier. HM3 A. Tranchand. HM3 B. Hamm, HN C. Dixon. HM3 C. Steadwell, HM2 G. Schaut. HM3 F. Harmon. HN R. Kules. HN R. Bundt, HM3 R. Smith, HM3 W. Neal, SA M. Picardi. 233 COMMANDER T. W. McKEAN, D.C. DENTAL OFFICER The mission of llie Dental Department is to provide the best possible dental care for the men in AMERICA. This is accomplished by the daily treatment of dental diseases and intensive programs of oral hygiene and preventive dentistry, ty|)ified by an intensive fluoridation program, superior to that of any comparable community in the United Stales. The Dental De|)artmpnt takes great pride in the oral health of the men in AMERICA. DENTAL DEPARTMENT 234 First Row L-R: DTC D. Lee, LCDR P. Brecker. CDR T, Mc Kean, LCDR J. Yeager. LT C. Vath. Second Row L-R: DT3 L. French, DT3 B. Jackson, AA D. Magruder. DT3 T. Snyder, DT2 N. Rivera. DTI E. Johnston. Barnett, DT2 M. 235 USS LIBERTY ATTACKED . . . Pilots head for their planes, loaded with bullets. Sidewinder missiles are hastily loaded aboard the aircraft. 236 E iSi AMERICA REACTS JUNE 8, 1967 f Q5 ' Like lightning the message struck the ship: " Am under Attack .... ' ■ While most of the crew did not realize what was happening, the tempo of activity tripled. Planes were quickly armed and pilots briefed on ihe situation. Planes just launched were all recalled and the deck made ready for the freshly armed aircraft. Only after the planes were fired off the cats was word received of Israel ' s admission of the attack and of her apologies to the U. S. Government. The planes were immediately recalled and one chapter of history was never written. 237 W, . . AMERICA MEETS LIBERTY After steaming towards each other all night, the AMERICA group rendezvoused on June 9 with USS LIBERTY (GTR-5) which was escorted by two Task Force 60 destroyers, USS DAVIS (DD-937) and USS MASSEY (DD-778). While the wounded were heloed to AMERICA, the crew viewed the effects of the previous day ' s attack. 239 J 2l 240 THE WOUNDED ARE RECEIVED AMERICA ' S helicopters spent most of the after- noon of July 9th shuttling between LIBERTY and AMERICA. Fifty wounded crewmen of LIBERTY were transferred to the flight deck where the weap- ons elevators provided a rapid means of transporta- tion below. Once in Sick Bay, the men were im- mediately examined and treated. Within hours, their wounds had been cared for and they were resting. THE PATIENTS IMPROVE . . . . r A group of departing LIBERTY crewmen present a startling contrast to their arrival as they leave AMERICA. All of the 50 wounded men brought aboard were well on their way to recovery when they left AMERICA. 242 .... WHILE THE ADMIRAL PROVES. Chart showing ship ' s track from June 5 thru June 8. On June 9, 1967 RADM L. Geis held a news conference for all embarked newsmen. By making available ship ' s positions and logs he disproved the Arabs claim of Sixth Fleet aircraft assisting Israel. Since the newsmen were aboard for the entire period, they had observed for themselves the lack of flight ops. Hence the exact figures and statistics helped to reinforce their dispatches. www f-llTlbni M UVM DO FLIGHT AREA COVERAGE SHIP TRACK 5 JUNE 1967 6 JUNE 1967 7 JUNE 1967 (COMPOSITE) f 5 JUNE 1967 SOVirr SURVBLLANCE OUIOEO MSSILE frigate ( WTOE PEBOO LANCE I (DLG) 3Sf L- 6 JUNE 1967 SOVIET SURVEILLANCE OL.IOEO MISSILE FRIGATE (OLC) 5er | ENTIRE PERKX) SOVIET SURVEILLANCE OJCCD M(S3LE FRiGATE (CLG) 363 ey»«x« LEGEND SHIP TRACK COMSIXTHFLT EASTERN BOUNOA .00 NM STANDOFF BOUNDARY FROM ARAB COUNT a.ES FLIGHT AREA COVERAGE 5 JUN U» a a AMERICA CVA=66 TUlgmorial c prvic9 10 Junr 1967 k. . 4 t. Ceremonial Firing Squad lilinnurtctl . erlttti Jfiin (the Bcatt (l)f MB tiln rtii Juno 111. UUi7 AMERICA ' S crewmen salute during the playing of taps Chaplain Hopkins reads the Roll of the Honored Dead while the wounded men of LIBERTY contemplate the loss of their shipmates i 245 Advice In the port corner THE SECOND SMOKER REDUCES THE TENSION The Gill-Goralski learn narrates the fights for those watching on WAMR-TV CARRIER AIR COMMANDER R. E. OECHSLIN COMMANDER, CARRIER AIR WING SIX APRIL 8, 1966 — APRIL 8, 1967 248 n WING SIX COMMANDER R. C. BOYD COMMANDER, CARRIER AIR WING SIX 249 CAG STAFF First Row L-R: DKI G. Cunningham, Jr.. YN3 J. Cannon, SN A. Nieto, YNl R. Christenson, SN R. Miller. Second Row L-R: LCDR J. Barenti, CDR W. Ramsey, CDR R. Boyd, LCDR P. Johnson. Third Row L-R: ADOS S. Hadley, LT D. TIneo, LCDR W. Roberson, LT E. Miller, LT R. Lingo, LT D. Griffith, LT P. Rosswort, AOCS J. Scieszka. 250 First Row L-R- LT R Dickson, LT R. Tucker. LT B. Frye, LT C. Hogendobler. LCDR G. Beliile, CDR W. Knutson, CDR J. Mitchell, LCDR R. Bell, LCDR T. Cook LCDR R. Ferguson. LT T. Rue. Second Row L-R: LTJG W. Corbett, LT R. Carton, ENS A. Phillips. LTJG E. Brice, LTJG F. Sullivan, LTJG J. Duffy, LTJG W Hefty LTJG C Kendrick LT D Deloqe. ENS C. Tlbbetts, ENS D. Jones, LT R. Cash, LTJG W. Buenzli, LTJG P. Kirntzler. Third Row L-R: AMHC C. Chatham, AMSC J. Bowers, AFCM D. Lansford, ADCS A. Enesey, LTJG C. Wright, LT W. Deer, LT D. Covlll, AMCS D. Lasiter, AQC T. Gatlin, AOC W. Behrendt, AMHC C. Sharar. VF 33 ! Fighter Squadron THIRTY-THREE, led by Commander John R. C. Mitchell, is an all-veather interceptor squadron. Its primary mission, in the event of hostilities, is the defense of fnendly forces Flying the McDonnell F- ' IB Phantom II, they provide the fleet with Sparrow and Sidewinder air-to-air missile-equipped aircraft capable of speeds in excess of 1500 MPH and altitudes above 60 000 feet The figure depicted in the squadron insignia is a Tarsier, which pound for pound, is the most vicious and dangerous primate known to man. The flaming wings on this insignia signify the additional capability of speed and firepower. 251 a c« 50» r? |TTt?,rv,f If " " V V V -f First Row L-R: AN AN R. Barr. AN L. VanZandt. ADJ I C. AMS3 R. Guerrero, AN T. Alderman. 252 G Ello, AMH3 M. Cor.nell, AMHAN M. Skelton. ADJ2 R. Wcn;.J, AMS2 J. Clem, ADJ3 P. Vaccaro. AMSC J. Bowers, AMS2 L. Black, Summers, AN P. James. Second Row L-R: AMS2 P. Weilnau, AN D. Ingham, ADJ2 P. Abies, AMHI E. Phillips, AMS2 H. Spath, AN R. Harrison, AN C. Jennings, ADJ3 H. Lockhart. AN E. Shulh, AMS3 R. Miller. ADJ I J. Vain, AMS3 C. Joyce. Third Row L-R: ADJ2 D. Eberts. AMSI E. Regan, AMS3 D. Edln, ADJ3 M. Prindle, AMJ2 P. Hutchins, AMS3 J. Miller, ADJ3 M. Pollock, ADJ3 J. Erway, AN G. Becker, First Row L-R: AKAN R. Hughts. AZAN W. Keefe, AQC T. Gatlin, ADCS A. Enesey. Ai- M u. Lansiord, AMnv, C. bharar, AMCS R. Lasiter, AMHC C. Chatam, YN3 R. Overby, YN2 J. Antinello, PNSN D. Escamllla, Second Row L-R: TN R. Matawaran, AKAN R. Short, AZ2 J. Meyer, AZ2 J. Richardson, AN A. Cuite, AE2 D. Scruton, AN J. Hudgms, AN E. Priestly, ADJ2 C. Cripe, AN R. Pipes. SN J. Tracewell. AN P. Gill, AK2 J. Kollefrath, PNI R. Fary, AK3 R. Keaveney. Third Row L-R: TN A. Craig, TN S. Tapawan, SN S. Styles, SD2 R Federe, TN J. Villena, SN R. Redmon, AZAN M. Chaiken, SN R. LeMasters, SN G. Walden, AZAN M. Botsford, AN R. McCrea, HM2 D. Davis, SN R. Ruggerio. ASH2 R. Tolson. 253 - f f f ,|f..f ?,|:f f 1 %. . J- First Row L-R: PRi M. Deaver. PR2 W. Horn, AME G. Maves. AMEAN A. Beall AME2 N. Adams. AME2 J. Balh. AME3 D. Hambrlclt. AN L. Maiors, SN E. Canlzio. AN L. Jones, ADJ3 G. Monger, SN J. Vance, AMHI L UnJeman, AN W. Clevenger. Second Row L-R: A0F3 K. Woodall, AN D. Green, AN R. Nystrom. AN L Nunez, AN D. Woodson, AMH3 M. Pyle. ADJAN K. Sctirader, AN J. Goldman, AN J. Mulllns ADJAN J. Sleed, AN G. Taylor, A ?F2 G. Komorski, ADJ3 K. Benedict, AA D. Stalllngs. AN R. Jores, Third Row L-R: AMEAN L DeMarco, PR3 W. Hattory. AME3 F. Armstrong. AN J. Hoskins AN B. Allrn PRAN S Kcr-.r.n AN H. Cnrver AN K. OKff. ADJAN D. Norrls, AN H. Rudenick. AN R. Huey, AMEAN W. VanZandt. 254 I. - TB " 5«i- ? " " First Row L-R: AOAN J. Bolfn, AE3 J. Foster, AQF2 C. Taylor, AQF2 R. Slegler, AE2 J. Pedersoo AOC W Behrendt A;N2C_ Woli ATI R. Campbell, A03 J. Nichols. AQF3 A. Waters, ATN3 L. Cobb. AQF3 C. Young AQF3 J. Moran. AQF3 R Mar.ley, AN R Bohack, AN D. Bra nard Sec AE3 J. Parrish, AO I W, Atkins. AE3 G. Johnson. AOAN G. Hunsicker, AOAN G. Thompson, AN V F - °v TNAN G W,lhanns ATR3 T R " ' OAN C. Knight, AOAN L. Knotts. ATNAN H. Bolon. A02 S. Williams, AQI G. Krueger. AE3 L Wallace, ATN2 C. Ste ' ' " ; Q " A W ' hams, AQF2 W. Dewitt AE2 E. Stone, AEAN C. Liftlejohn. Third Row L-R: AEI W. Ellerbe, ATN2 W. Daniels, AN G. Bouvier. AN B. Fe.eldman. AEAN J Horton AN D. Wells ATNAN R. Campbell, AOAN J. Rogaski. AQF3 T, Hudson, AQI R. O ' Hara, ATI T. Coulter, AE3 Hoinacki, AA J. Bames, AQI T. Tob.n AEI L, byars 255 VF-102 Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED TWO has flown the F-4B Phantom II from AMERICA ' S modern flight deck since her initial shake down. The F-4B aircraft is a supersonic, all weather, interceptor and escort, carrying Sparrow III and Side- winder missiles for air-to-air weapons. When the versatile F-4B aircraft is configured as a fighter-bomber, the Diamondbacks can employ virtually every air-to-ground weapon in the Navy ' s arsenal. Led by Commanding Officer Cdr. F. C. Ozburn, Jr., and Executive Officer Cdr. W. E. Wilber, Fighting 102 is the current holder of the Atlantic Fleet Battle Efficiency " E " award in the recognition of their high state of readiness. ifS First Row L-R: LTJG P. Dunn, LTJG P. Conboy. LTJG M. Dodson. LTJG G. Parks. LCDR R. Magnus. CDR F. Ozburn. Jr.. CDR W. Wilbur, LCDR G. Murray. LTJG R. Blate. LTJG W. Mulligan, Jr., LT R. Freeman, LT R. Gingras. Second Row L-R: LTJG D. Dougherty, LTJG F. Hubbard. LTJG S. Levin, LTJG J. Ryan. ENS B. Ruplnskl, LCDR R. Gilbert. LTJG J. Durden, LTJG J. Chllds. LTJG C. Parish. LTJG T. McDermott, LTJG W. Dobbins, LT V. Williamson, LT M. McCarthy, ENS J. Flndiey, LTJG D. Manlove. At W, 258 ir.. J- . f- ' " ' «£ J First Row: AZ2 A. Laskoski. AMS3 G. Fenlong. ADJ3 B. Johnson. AQF3 R. Grant, ADJ3 W. Francis, AAOC R. Curtis. AQC R. Lewis, AQF2 . Cavanaugh, PRI J Stahl. AMHI R. Leverich, ADJI E. Gibbs. Second Row: AN D. Greene, AMH2 D. Schartj, ABH3 J. Under, ADJ3 L. Jezek. AN H W.lson, PRI T K,rk. ADJ3 J O ' Brien AK2 K. Hignlte, A03 T. Kaeser, AE2 G. Wilson, AN L Burkholder, PR3 A. Allen. Third Row: AN F. Tyson, PR3 J. Flick, SA G. Lovato. AMS3 W Tucker AN D Danielson, AN T. McLean, AN G. Kelly, ABH3 J. Under, AN W. Robinson, AN R, Hall, AN L Madison, AN G. Lovelace. 259 iA ' f f?M, : ' fA- V y y f y V y Firrt Row: AN C. Smith. PR3 G. Richardson. AE3 K. Holloy. AME3 K. Au. AME3 L Clark, AMEI E. Biby. A03 L Binldey. AQC R. Lewis, AMHC J. Olson, AOC R. Curtis. ADJ3 H. Hachey, AE3 M. Wilson. ADJ2 E. Ambrose, AMHI C. Spence. ADJ I R. Martin. Second Row: A03 F. Chudzik. SSN R. Simmers. AN L Hemstetter, AN M. Pezjella. AN H. Felton. AMEAN J. Coolsey. Pran C. Davis. AN J. Johnson. AN A. Tallarlco. AN D. Sllkett. ATN3 W. Robey, AN S. Jaeqer. AK3 F. Fisher. AMH3 G. Noa. A0F2 C. Cambell. Third Row: AQF3 G. Windau, PN3 S. Fancy. SN S. Servedio, AMEAN E. Long. AMEAN D. Fisher, AE3 A. Bollaert, ADJAN D. Hunt. AN F. Onkst, AN A. Faclett, AQFAN L. Williams, A0F3 M. Hennessey. DK3 W. Schexnider. ATN3 D. Taylor, ATN3 D. Sahrle. AMS3 D. Morrison. AN J. Shoemaker. 260 t , ' i ' ' JL ' A ' m A ' I r ' »S« ' » ' " 0 1 V ' Y V First Row: AE3 R. Wallace, AMEI D. Croft, AMSI Parlchurst, AMSI G. Alcridge, PRI P. DIHrich, AEI E. Baker. ATC C. Baughman, AMCS J. Wray, PNC F. McClellan, AMHC J. Olson, AE2 T. King, ADJ2 P. Duhamel, AOI K. Rommes, AMS3 J. Hill. A03 J. Muse. ADJ3 N. Rohwer. Second Row: AMH3 W. Blufo AN D Furdo AN J. Bauer, AE3 D. Yount. AEAN C. Albern. AN W. Loughan, AN M. Houyouse. AN A. Gramour, ATN3 T. Conlin. AN G. Reals. AN D. Harness, AN R. Boyer. AN M. Day, A02 K. Mclver. Third Row: AMS3 S. Rastawickl. AMS2 T. Dumont, AN D. Peterson. YN3 A Kmnaird. AN W. Woodall. AME2 J. Seals. AN D. Gary, AZ3 J. Dangerfield. AN W. Robinson, AZ3 E. Gates. ADJ3 B. Willianns, AN R. Walker, PNSN R. Clapp, ADJ3 D. Galloway, AE3 G. James. 261 Firjt Row: AQF3 E. Feeloy,-ADJ3 J. Holt, ADJ3 A. Thorp, AK2 H. Hlgnite, AQI R. Kirch, HM3 F. Shook, AMHI T. McLea- , AEC D. Arter, AEC D. Kirlwood, AQC D. Koenlg, ADJI B. Preston, ADJ I J. Lowry, A02 J. McCree. AEI L Braun. ADJ2 R. Huszar, YN I J. Pilar. Second Row: TN F. Ecdao AMS3 J. Lucas. AE3 R. Rives. AN T. Wodzlnski, AN R. King, AN M. Hoqgard, AN R. Allen, AMH3 C. Lester, AE2 J. Sleasman, AMH3 D. Evans, AE3 w ' Bailey, AMH3 J. Slagle. ATR2 R. Wiley, SN F. Zamora. Third Row: AMH3 D. Gaydos, AN W. Blanchard, A03 M. Riley. AN F. Onltst. A03 R. Beck, AN R. Barnard, AN B. Parsons, AN R. Kempnich, AN J. Howard, AN J. Ross, AN J. Spencer, AN J. RockwelL AE3 J. Marks, TN A. Sudaria. 262 Jf . ._ --- -r-W u ' r tti-jl r " H 1 |VKF 162 «u, L Attack Squadron THIRTY-SIX, when not embarked, is home based at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. Its history began during the Korean conflict when in May 1952 it was commissioned Fighter Squadron 102. In July 1955, the Squadro ' h was redesignated Attack Squadron 36, THE ROADRUNNERS. They have flown the F6-1D Corsair, F9F Panther, F9F-8B Cougar, the A4A B and presently fly the A4C Skyhawk. Attack Squadron 36 recently completed a WestPac Cruise with CVW-9, embarked in USS ENTERPRISE. In Vietnam, the ROADRUNNERS put their abilities to good use and returned to Jacksonville decorated and combat wise. The ROADRUNNERS are now on their 6th Mediterranean cruise as a part of AMERICA ' S Air Wing Six fighting team. O XSiSrr USS Ma , I ■ ¥ If) : H- ■ - T ' - r y «t . ' . Row I: LTJG C. Amacker, LCDR H. Albntton, LCDR J. Bassett, CDR A. Cunningham, CDR T. Rush. LCDR R. Hastings, LCDR L. White, LCDR J. Reid. LTJG L Lanfranchi. Bad Row: Lt K. Brust, LTJG R. Ballinger, LTJG K. Leuffen, LT R. Kisiel, ENS B. Keller, LTJG W. Collins. LT S. Jordan, LT R, Turner, LT. D. Dollar, LTJG A. Gates. LT. J. Cool. LT. T. Lanaworthy. 264 Front Row: ABH3 R. Smith, AOI D. Braden, SN W, Snyder, AA R. Boudreault, AEC T. Cable. AFCM W. Opava, ADJC J. Shurling, AtviHC C. Abbott, AA B. Carpenter. ATR2 A. Martin, AN G. Kuhn, AA D. Boerger. AA R. Hlnnley. Center Row: ADJ3 W. Garrard. AN D. Jones. AN R. Crawford, ADJ I R. Warren, AN S. Reese, PN2 D. Farreli. A02 E. Fielding, AN J. Deyoung. AN J. Keller. AMH3 R. Nawrockl, ATN2 J. Burton, SN D. Anthony, AN I. Graves. AE3 J. Kane. Back Row: AN V. Dezago. ADJ3 V. White. AA A. Barrett, AN C. Myles. AN B. Martlno. AN P. Hartman. AN J. Whitehead, AA D. Brewer, ADJ3 T. Maglone, AN R. Bembry, AA L Knott. AMH2 J. Smilling, AN T. Mettler. SN J. Cavazos. AN O. Lazenby. AE2 R. Welsh, AN D. Ford. 265 Fron Row; SN R. Lago, An G. Spettlgue. AOI R. Kensel, AE2 K. Lowell. AKI E. Juskowskl. AOl T. Daniels, AEC T. Cable, AFCM W, Opava. ADJC J. Shurllng. AMHC C. Abbott, ATI L. James, ATN3 H. Danley, AE3 A. Broshears. ATN3 C. Laporte, ATN3 H. Thoerner, AN H. Crawford, PR2 A. Hill. AN C. Brinlcer. Center Row: AMH3 J, NlcUes, AN R. McGovern, ADJ3 D. Smith. AN H. Parrlsti. AN J. Hunter. AN C. Farley, AN R. Clark, AN P. Fretz, AN J. Farthing. AtvtE3 J. Fleming, SN R. Bee, ATN3 R. Hudock. AN J. Webb, ATR3 E. Schafer, AN G. Hyser, AME2 H. Miller, AN Ivl. Edmiston, SN R. Shea, PN3 5. Taylor. Back Row: ADJ3 D. Harper, YN2 J. Armstrong, AE3 T. Shroeder, AN E. Beswick, AN K. Pai, AN L. Bailey, AN J. Dewitsky, ATN3 D. White, AA H. Dolan, AN L Page, AN L Lloyd, SN J. Sellers, AMS3 E. Lawlor, ADJ2 L. Boudreaux. AN J. Blount, ADJ2 J. Buchanan. AN D. McKenzie, AN J. Burton, AN J. Sondrini, SN J. Brunett, SN C. Hersey, ATR2 A. Krampert, AN J. Myers, AZ3 G, Bayse, ADJ2 M. Flynn, AN T. Black, AN U. Lichty, ADJ3 S. A. Richie. 266 VA-64 Attack Squadron Sixty-Four is a light jet attack squadron equipped with Douglas A4c " SKYHAWK " aircraft. The squadron is skilled in the delivery of all types of special and conventional weapons. VA-64 is commanded by CDR Keith C. Spayde, Jr., USN, who relieved CDR J. E. Kneale, USN, in June. When not deployed, VA-64 is homebased at NAS Cecil Field, Florida. First Row: Lt. N. Showalter. LTJG R. Capllnger. LTJG R. Gibson, LTJG W. Monahan, LTJG C. Kelaghan, WO- 1 Palmer Second Row: LCDR K. Webster, CDR K. Spayde, Jr., CDR J. Koeaie, LCDR T. Frank, LCDR J. Lipscomb. Third Row: LT D. Nichols, LT E. Keech, LCDR E. Luetschwager, LCDR K. Sanders, Lt J. Delesie, LT W. Gregg, LCDR R. Phillips. 267 LANDING CELEBRATIONS 18000th Landing fv 23,000th Landing 20,000th Log USS America X 96! A Mh miMi Firjt Row: PR2 B. Ballard, AN R. Gould, AN M. Kessler. AN J. Ricard, SA L, Norton, ADJ3 T. Cox, A03 A. Griffith, ADJ3 J. Sisco, AN J. Crabtree, AN S. Danlele, AME3 S. Gordon. ADJAN R. Torry, AE2 D. Barney. ' Second Row: AN F. Bley. AMSI P. Kennerson. AN G. Borgstrom, SN R. Duffy, FRAN R. Bettlnelli. AN W. Bauer. AEC D. Smith. ATC W. Fischer, AMHC W. Mooneyham. AFCM L. Beckley. ADJC H. Gurley. A03 A. Lott, AMH3 D. Atwell, A03 W. Leonard. ATR3 T. Little. AE2 W. Ballou. Third Row: AN D. Wlnstead, AEAN D . Mitchell, ADJ2 R. Moore, AN J. Menechino. AN W. Brassell. ATI J. Ferry, AN J. Hearsey. AN R. McClure. AN G. Canterbury. ADJ2 J. Hester. AEAN D. Jordan, AMSAN J. Moore, AMEAN D. Williams. ADJAN H. Gill. ATRAN J. Stanley. Fourth Row: AN D. Terry. AEAN D. Chancellor. ATN3 N. Caprola. SN T. Ganun. ADJ2 R. Hueckel. ATN3 W. Updegraff. PN2 H. Francis. AE3 W. Kaufman. SN D. Alonge. ADJ2 S. Brlstow. ADJ2 J. Jardlnski, YN3 R. Addlngton. AN J. Souder. AA P. Minnlcit, ADJ3 D. Wlllard. 268 First Row: AN D. Decat.r, AMH2 R. Craig, AN D. Cliburn. AOAN W. Woods, AN J. Cress. SN B. toMingberj. AUJ L, bm th, • N r. tosarge N R. Newim, AN G. Tankersley, PN3 R. Phillips, AMEAN T. Jost. Second Row: ADJ2 T. Kirby, AMH3 L. Schultz, AMMAN D. Brindley ATN3 J- j ' j " ' - B Haynes, AN B Lackey AN R. Bono, CSI N. Hartman, ADJI R. Jones, ADJI D. White, AZI J. Sparks, ADJAN S. Kirkland, AN T. Petts, AMS3 H Re.d AMMAN D. Devon ATN2 F Pekar. Third Row: PRI J. Waldrep, SA A. Lopez, ADJ3 L. Semerau, ADJAN D. Marper. AME3 J. Walker, AKAN C. Smith, ADJ3 K- Barton, A02 C Williams AN G. Cadwaller, ATNAN White, AN M. Langston, SN B. Lenz, AEI J. Rowback, AE2 R. Black, AZ2 R. St. Cyr. Fourth Row: ADJ3 J. AlessI, ATN3 B. Wester, AN S. Karlunas, AMS3 R. Lammi, AN M. Fisher, AMS2 T. Schultz, SN J. Moratto, AN G. Maynie, AEAN C. Gamble, ATN2 M. Mender- son, AME2 L Holt, ATR2 D. Ellis. PR3 J. Cannon, SN K. Pohl, ADJ3 R. McCoy. AN R. Barreca. 269 KEEPING THEM GOING IMA is composed of men from all squadrons aboard as well as the ship ' s V-6 Division. Its pur- pose is to provide aircraft maintenance on a higher level than that done by the squadron themselves. TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVES ■K»p o.. U 1 m iHKa L l V 1 ' ' K v ll - • ■9B9 ..-js ' ' y ' Front Row: J. Rocco, Phiico; W. Anderson, Grumman; W. Lawrence. Litton; R. Yassanye. Raytheon; F. Rapuano, Grumman; H. Screven, Grumman. Back Row: R. Takahashi. McDon- noll; D. McClellan, Gen. Electric: H. Cle- ments. Westlnghouse; J. Start. Douglas; D. Burk. Grumman; R. Aver. Grumman. The Tech Reps comprise AMER- l( " A " s civilian population. Represent- ing; several major coni])anies, they render ])rofessional assistance as re- el ui rod. 270 w R ™ VA-66 The Sixteenth Anniversary of the " COCK SURE " WALDOS was celebrated in AMERICA during the scjuadron ' s eleventh Mediterranean cruise. During these brief years since her commissioning in Atlanta, Georgia, on 1 February 1951, she has completed extended deployments with eight models of aircraft ranging from the " Gull Winged " F-4U CORSAIR to the present " Bantam Bomber " , the A4C SKYHAWK. The AMERICA is the seventh carrier from which the WALDOS have flown, and certainly the largest and most modern of all. In June 1967, CDR L. Wayne Smith, the 15th WALDO Commanding Officer, was relieved by CDR Edwin M. Crow. 4 First Row: LT E. Lewis. LCDR J. Rasmussen, LCDR A. Lowry, LT W, Adamt, LCDR E. Borgardt, CDR L. Smith, CDR E. Crow, LCDR J. Craig, LCDR R. Snyder, LCDR S. PIcciuolo, LCDR W. Riley, LCDR F. Wolf. Second Row: LTJG R. Robertson III, LTJS L. Mclntire. LTJG H. Laxton. LTJG R. Webb, ADJC R. Scott, AZCS J. Cirer. ATC S. Brown, AMHC D. Davidson, AOC L. McLain, LT W. Catlett III. LT S. Small. LTJG J. Watklns. Third Row: AOl W. Williams. ADJI E. Salas. ADJI L. Polivica, ATI l. Graphman. ATI H. Bevis, ADJl M. Timmons, AOl W. Taylor, YN I T. Weisen ADJI Boozer, AMSI R. Miller, AZI J. Aditins, AMSI W. Leatiy. 272 ki First Row L-R: AA D. McCarthy, AN W. Tinsley. ATR3 W. Thompson, ATR3 C. Dearlrg, ATR3 R. Fraler. AOAN W. Blakemore. SN P. Barcus, SN W. Buse, SN W. Smith, PNSN P. Parrott, ATNAN M. Sul livan, AN W. Elverd. AN D. Marsh. Second Row L-R: A03 R. Dennlno. AN T. A. Clark, AN J. Siracuse. A03 J. Cook, AE3 J. Russell, AMMAN G. Sokol. AN J. Davis. AN J. Baker, AN V. Stamper, AN J. Goodwin. AA J. Portogallo, ATRAN J. Billings, AN D. Farrell. Third Row L-R: AMH3 B. Tobias. AN G. Haynes, AOAN C. Taft, AN C. Ponce, AMEAN E. Hedman. AN E. Fogarty, AMH3 K. Dargan, AMEAN R. Kolb, AA T. Clark, ATN3 J. Hansen, ATN3 P. McKibbage, AEAN M. Allen, AN A. Anderson, ATN3 W. Cover. AN E. Pendleton. 273 1 8543 s A. 3311 K ' I 4 4 1 H ! | M — - ••• ' ;t. ' r«J -—r •:. ' . ' . ' -MnM First Row L-R: SA R. Troylor, AN R. Williams, ATR2 B. Deluca, PR2 R. Hamilton. AME3 R. Hlclcs. AMMAN M. Foley, AMS3 S. Cull. AN R. Rodgers, ATN2 D. BIddle, ADJ3 W. King, SN W. Lafeyette, ADJAN R. Maurer. Second Row L-R: YN2 P. Lockard, PN2 J. Loonsfoot, ADJ2 B. Mitchell, AK2 J. Ragsdale, A02 G. Smith, AE2 E. Thompson, AN J. Bode, SN J. Barnes. A02 R. Cratt. AME2 W. Richey. PN3 T. Fowles. YNSN R. Martin. AN A. Savage. AMS2 M. McKernan. ATN2 J. Adams. Third Row L-R: AN B. Sheets. TN E. Azcueta. TN F. Madrlaga. A03 R. Linton. SN M. Paul. ADJAN G. Maule. AOAN D. Gilbert, AOAN S. Smith. PRAN G. Hayter, AEAN D. Berg, SD3 D. Johnson, AN R. Weisberg, PRAN R. Sparks, AN H. Johnson. Fourth Row L-R: AN S. Miller. ADJAN N. Blake. AZ3 W. Dum. AN R. Lind. ADJAN J. Wheeler, SN J. Pockl. AN M, Gilbert, AN R. Eversdyke, ADJ2 D. Mors. AME3 L. Wills. AEAN J. Boudreau, AN R. Mueller. ADJ3 R. Palmleri. AMH3 B. Compton, AMH3 D. BIgford. 274 First Row L-R: ENS J. Doran, LCDR R. Pollard, LCDR R. Cook, LCDR C. Albrltton. LCDR F. Dunne, CDR R. Davidson, LCDR J. Bailey, LCDR J. P;rotte, LT L Hall, LT M. Pow,ell. Second Row L-R: ENS R. Alba, LTJG G. Spilseth, LTJG J. Stevenson. LTJG F. Thunhorst. LT J. Holmes. LT B. Brewton, LT W. Sudol, LTJG W. Stevens, LTJG S. Follett, ENS J. Banvard, LTJG H. Creager. Third Row L-R: AECS P. Hetz, AVCM G. Braceland, PHC A. Nichols, ATC T. Mattair, ADJC M. Peek, AMHC E. Blakenship, AFCM R. Pope, AMHC B. Weddeke, ATCS C. Dixon. AFCM C. Reeves, ADJC M. Farney. A(?C J. Boggs. RVAH-5 Reconnaissance Attack Squadron FIVE, home based in Sanford, Flor- ida first embarked aboard the America in September of 1965. The Savage Sons led by Commander Richard S. Davidson have a proud record of professionalism and dedication. Their vehicle, the North American RA-5C Vigilante is the Navy ' s most sophisticated Recon- naissance Aircraft. Its unprecedented accuracy of target acquisition combined with the new shipboard Intergrated Operational Intelligence Center (lOIC) facilitates tactical photographic and electronic intelligence. Celebrating AMERICA ' S 25,0 00th arrestment First Row L-R: AOAN L, Wodecki, AN W. Walls, AMS3 C. RodUy, AMH2 E. Casquerelli, PH3 R. FInley, PTAN A., AN V. Tiller, pr2 G. Bachelor, AN J. Hopklrs. Second Row L-R: ATI R. Wellshear, AEI F. Hudson, ASI C. Klvell, ATI C. Eagelton, PHI R. Orln, ABHI P. Rowe, PNI R. Colvin, ADJ I E. Gillespie. AOI W. Bunting, ATN2 C. Turner III. Third Row L-R: AN D. Hunt, AN W. Bryant, AN D. Gotlschall, ATI C. Temperly, AMEI W. Butler, AMSI J. Ledford, AMHI R. Szymanski. AMH3 R. Waldow, PR3 D. Hoel, AQB2 R. Mihalik. ATR2 K. Boucher, AMS3 F. Spencer, AMS3 W. Frohnapfel, ATN2 W. Brown, ATN3 W. Pemberlon, Fourth Row L-R: AN D. Jones. ADJAN B. Shirey, ADJAN D. Milroy, AEAN R. Driver, AEAN D. Craig, AMHI J. Clarlc, AMSI C. Crocker. AME2 J. Hamilton, ATN3 V. Wahl, AMSAN J. Harm, PTAA D. Schmidt. 276 f l u ' ' - JJ- 11 First Row L-R: AN D. Diveley, AQB3 M. Bayne, AQB2 D. Webb. AN J. Jones. AOAN J. Cranker. AN J. Posey, AE3 T. Thomas. PH3 P. Hanolan, AQBB B. Rohrabacher. SN A. Brown. Second Row L-R: AE2 G. Fisher. ATN2 D. Bogart. AMH3 J. Hicks, AOI D. Cissel, ADJ2 K. Ward, AKl F. Wick, PTI G. Kisner, AMS2 E Pardun, AOI E. Jacobs. A02 L. Deist. Third Row L-R: ATR3 R. Alvey. ATR3 B. Marshall, ATR3 B. Hannah, PHAN R. Semkiw, PN3 J. Kirby, AME3 R. Krebs, AMEAN D. Caldwell, AME3 G. Allman. PT2 S. Fisher, YN3 R. Griffen, AMMAN J. Hendricks, PH2 W. Browder, YN3 J. Long. Fourth Row L-R: ATN3 J. Gibson, SN R. Burton. AN J. Pryor, ADJ2 J. Glackin, SN I. Mora, PNSN D. Jamison, SN H. Resales, AN T. Lawrence, AN F. Crabtree, AN P. Dauer. SN C. Schloemer. 277 fint Row L-R: ADJ2 R. Henry. AE3 R. Lipscomb. AE3 R. Santiago. PHAN J. Langley. A(?B3 L. Olsen. A i L. K-- r, rni j. Kryeton, PN2 E. Weaver. CS2 K. Williams. AQI R. Morris. PHI E. Morrison. Second Row L-R: ADJI G. Saffell. PHI J. Bush. ADJAN R. McDonald. AN R. Lazar. AN C. Rush, ADJ3 J. Ferguson. AN D. Thompson. AN J. Morris. SN J. Robertson. AN F. Addes, A0B2 T. Napepinskl. PR2 E. Parker. PH3 J. Richards. Third Row L-R: ADJ3 M. Hodges. AN J. Smith, ADJAN D. Turner. PHAN A. Bonlec. PNSN A. Anderson. AQF2 J. Swlhart. AMS3 G. Young, PT3 W. Yeary, AQB3 J. Davis. 278 VAW-33 DET 66 Firsf Row L-R: AMS2 E. Odden. ATI J. Robnett. ATCS W. Evans III. LTJG F. Magaldino, LTJG M. Terresso. LlJt- D. t-nttith, LlJto J. Van Dnel, LCDR T. Morton. LT J. Hurtado. LTJG R. Harberern, LTJG T. Johnston, LTJG J. Frazier. LTJG D. Taylor. ATN2 J. Romero. ATN2 C. Kelleher. Second Row L-R: AE3 W. Bearinger. ATN3 R. Harrlqer. ATN3 J. Douglass. AME3 A. Cress. AN G. Morton. AN J. Davis. ATR3 J. Williams. AMS3 L. Chormanski. AE3 D. Williams, ATN3 J. Dawson. AN D. Sladen. AMS3 J. Arieno. AA E. Young. ATR3 W. Digiamberdini. ADR3 R. McCurdy. Third Row L-R: ATR3 T. Stevens, AN K. Cover. AA J. Cook. AN R. Piotrowski. ATI S. Snyder, ATN3 K. Coomes, ADR2 M. Priest. A23 R. Burnap, AE3 J. Walter, AN E. Hernandez, YN3 J. Hudson, AN J. Cody, AA D. Krueger, ATR3 R. Williams, AN W. Raddatz. Missing: ADR I L. Derr, ADR2 J. Corbett, PR2 W. Davis, AN W. Ayers, TN G. Angeles. x VAW-33 Detachment 66 has three EA-IF ' s " Spads " which expand the Sixth Fleet ' s electronic counter- measures capability. Each carries a crew of four — one pilot, one NFO ECM Evaluator, and two Aircrew ECM Operators. Under the command of LCDR Morton, Detachment 66 is proud of serving aboard AMERICA for this Med Cruise. 279 RADM Guinn and CDR Newark celebrate the commissioning of VAW 122 as a squadron. VAW-122 VAW-122 made history on 1 April 1967 by becoming the first and only squadron ever commissioned aboard USS AMER- ICA. Formerly VAW-12, Detachment 66, VAW-122 provides an airborne shield against unfriendly surface and air intruders. Flying the E2A Hawkeye, VAW-122 set new standards in AEW capability, establishing itself as an integral unit of Attack Carrier Air Wing SIX. The " Hummers " provided control for distant strikes, controlled intercepts of unfriendly air targets and relayed traffic among units of the Task Force. On its first Mediterranean dejiloyment, the Grunmian-built aircraft strength- ened AMERICA ' S attack and defense posture. VAW-122 is home based at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and is commanded by Commander Theodore E. Newark. ■I k ' :Mt ' -£JiM First Row L-R: LTJG J. Mahood, LTJG R. Lewis, LTJG K. Denbow. LTJG L. Barcomb, LT L. Evans, LCDR J. Walker, LCDR J. Bley. CDR T. Ncwjrk, LCDR J. McKenzle, LCDR R. Duvall, LT R. Glnieczlcl, LTJG J. Workman, LTJG F. Zvonek, LTJG D. Odegaard. LTJG L. Oden. Second Row L-R: AE2 B. Younger. ATN2 T. Atler, AMH2 A. Littlefield, ATR2 W. Davis, ENS D. Lovasz, LTJG J. Snow. LTJG D. Sieberns, ENS C. Matthews, LTJG J. Gomez, ENS R. Jordan, ENS J. Redden, LTJG W. Kerry, ATR2 R. Scott, ADR2 N. Cradduck, ADJ2 M. Magnes. ATR2 W. Nix. Third Row L-R: ATI T. Pennington, PRI J. Farnell, ATI J. Oliver, AEI W. Miller, ATI D. Guernsey, ATI W. Jarvis, ADJI J. Harris, ATI A. Shoe, ATI J. Finch, ATI R. Hadding, AMEI L. Babers, AMHI C. Robinson, ATI D. Freeman, ATI J. Bruno. AEl C. Neel, AMH2 J. Burton. 282 First Row AE3 R. Warner ATR3 D. Anello, ATN3 J. Hart, ATR3 R. Logghe, AN J. Davie, AN S. Bell, ATR3 J. Lee, AMH3 J. Hanson. Second Row: AA C Yeatts, ADJAN M. Deubel, ATN3 T. Landls, ATN3 G. May, ATR3 M. Swanhart, ATC B. Roblnett, ATC W. Moore, ATC E. Dubravsky, ADJC C. Cochrane, ATC J Baldwin ADJ3 Schell, AME3 W. Jager, AME3 M. Johnson, AME3 M. Burcham, ATN3 P. Turner. Third Row: AA M. Hufflnes, AMS3 E. Bunning, AA T Dlguisepp! AN M Seguln, ATN3 T. Doebler, AN J. Trumbiy, AA R. Sicotte, AT3 K. Cooper, AMS2 D. Miller, ATR3 F. Landes, ADJ2 K. Marshall, AMS3 T Wright ADJ3 L. Timura, AMS2 W. Thompson, ATN3 S. Bennett, ADJAN C. Miller, AA J. Henry, AE3 S. Fragigllo, ATR3 M. Rundall. Fourth Row: ATR3 R Willetts ' AK2 A Patterson AMH3 J. Nichols, AME3 W. PerHns, ATR3 R. Ninnmo, AA P. Metzler, AN F. Kudlack, SN H. Leith, ATR3 A. Sehgman, ATN2 J Bray ATN2 C Sturdivan, AMH3 W. Leiby, ADJ3 T. Klein, AE2 R. Hollis, AMH3 P. Kline, ATR3 D. Gray, AE3 R. Kepka, SN J. Kooley, AMS R. Riehl. 283 VAIi-10 DET 66 Hfav Atlack S(]uadron TEN is l)ased at NAS Wliidbey IslaruK Washing- ton and is under the command of CDR Wesley L. Ralston. Heavy TEN was commissioned in July 1960. Detachment 66 is one of lliree detachments supplied hy the squadron. The detachment consists of four three-man flight crews, commanded by LCDR Barnes, LCDR Riddell, LCDR Butsch and LTJG Middleton and seventy eidisted personnel. LCDR William M. Barnes is tlie officer-in-charKC. First Row: AQB2 G. Del Gludice. ATI D. O ' Neill. ATN2 R. Barrios. AMH2 C. Jett, ADJI A. MutMer. LT J. Pieno, LCDR L. Butsch, LCDR W. Barnes, LTJG J. Johnson, ADCS A. Moors. ATI H. Davenport, ADR! B. Newkiric, AQB3 C. Wright. Second Row: AQB3 J. Mott. AMS2 B. Carter. ADJ2 G. Lloyd. Jr., AQBAN D. Briggs, AQB3 J. Elliott. AQB3 J. Padgett, AN G. Armstrong, AME3 T. Everts, AN J. ONeill, AN C. Monroe, ATN2 R. Sabin, YN2 W. Duncan, TN K. Barnhill, A02 M. Birkholz. 284 First Row: AE3 C. Wright, AE2 P. Harrison, ABHi C. Sang, ADJ2 W. Sir o, LCDR A. Riddell, LTJG M. Decker. LTJG P. M.ddleton, LTJG X Kennedy, AEI P. Elliott, AE2 A. Phillips, AE2 W. Barcikowskl, ADJ2 J. Punch, AME2 W. Parrish. Second Row: AN L. Harnson, AN H Rodnquez, AMSAN C Hed- dlesten, AN R. Babinec, ADJ3 A. Pryor, ARAN J. Vanderpool. AN W. Kylie, AN W. Whitington, ATN3 E. Da " agh AN S. Burton, AN H. H rd, AN A. Freitas AN J. Forman. Third Row: ADJ3 R. Nelson, AE3 P. Underwood, AZ3 M. Lorr,ery, AEAN A. Rodriguez, AME3 W. W,ll,s, SA D. Day.s, ADJ3 J. Pruett. Jr., PR2J. Crowl, ATN3 J. Ayers, ADJ3 G. Davison, AN C. Parry, AOB2 L. Linton, AD3 R. Seaton. 28b 1 ' V M UP THE DARDANELLES TO ... . i ' -yl ' ALi b-t The small " downtown " area of Istanbul ISTANBUL, TURKEY The Blue Mosque I Istanbul, for 2,500 years the crossroads of civilizations, founded by the pagan Greeks, rebuilt by the Christian Emperor Constantine tlie Great and fortified by the Moslem Turks. The contrasts of new and eld, east and wesE are everywhere. Across the Golden Horn, the old city reSects the past — Saint Sophia, the Grand Seraglio, the palacs of the Ottoman Sultans, and the Grand Bazaar. New Isiacbui, founded 800 years ago, is a modern city and across the Bosporus is the Asian section, Uskudar-Kadikoy. Istanbul with its two million population, is the largest city in Turkey. Topkapi, the. Sultan ' s palace The Baiaar Approaching Fleet Landing for Liberty Some took the ferry ride across the Bosporus to Asia The local police did not encourage arguments American sailors aroused the curiosity of many BAZAARS .... . . BRASS AND BELIEFS " % m if • -» S, 4 Looling across the Golden Horn to Topliapl, the Sultan ' s palace Moslem faithful performing their ritual washing prior to entering the Mosque for prayers i. 293 fit! Some of fhe 3,000 shops. FROM CARPETS .... 294 3 " - The famous Meerschaum pipes. . ... TO JEWELS THE GRAND COVERED BAZAAR NIGHT LIFE A SHIP DEPARTS . . . LIFE CONTINUES COMMANDER CARRIER DIVISION FOUR Carrier Division FOUR was orijtiiiall) ;i( li alcil in March I ' MH in the Pacific Fleet. Since 1946 Carrier Division FOIH has operated with the SECOND and SIXTH Fleets in Atlantic, North Sea. Medili-rranean Sea and Caribbean Sea waters. The mission of the Staff has remained that of: (ll Gathering and evaluating strategic, tactical and logistic information on all ])hases of the existing situation: (2) Preparing plans, directives, schedules and rejiorts based upon such information: (3) Dissemination of information to subordinate and higher commands: (4) Super- vising and evaluating the execution of the Commander ' s directives: and (.5) Forming and commanding forces as directed b higher command. First Row CDK .V i: ,r.Uey, CDR J. Thompson, CAPT R. Hill, RADM D. H. Gulnn, CAPT J. Ferris, CDR J. KIrklighter, CDR W. Sanders. Second Row: LT I. Waters. Jr.. LT K. HInman, LT E. Trayer, LCDR W. Brown, LCDR K. Wright, LCDR R. Ward, LCDR J. Walsh. Third Row: LT J. Johnson, LTJG J. Morns. LT C. Williams, ENS W. Mlllichap, ENS J. Murphy, ENS E. Hanson. Not pictured: CDR T. Vaught, LT E. Quinn. 298 FLAG STAFF » O - V : T ' • : ' rri ' ] First Row: PTI W. Jlnnett. AGAN J. Aierstock, YN3 R. Langlals, LI3 R. Brown, PFC M. Monaco, L CPL H. Kaufmann, MUC D- 5 ? ' tm " ' c l ' Clenderln, LT C. Williams. YNCS J. Mers, SDC P. Agulgam. PFC J. Wright. PFC J. Fehrenbacher, Jr CYN3 S. G[° " f V. SN J Worley TN C. Bello SD3 O. Suertefelipe, Second Row: QM2 L. Pleasant. YNl J. Chappell, 0M3 G. Radio!!, AG2 T. Rlggs SN T Loga„. SN H- West SN L Stackhouse YN3 R QM2 M. Pearch, SN G. McClendon. YN2 G. Danford, MU3 R. Nadig, Jr., YN2 J. Burney. SD2 L A lambra MU3 D Robb.ns. MUSN R Bustos MU3 J. Perry MU3 J. Cino, TN C. Ladrliior o. SD2 E. Francisco, MUSN C. Cr.zonsky. Third Row: SN D McCu ar CYN3 L Schormann. RMI C. vers MUSN I Redden CYN3 B. Smith, CYN3 L Mackowski, CYN3 D. Komrosky. MU3 D. Moorhouse, CYN3 W. Bradford, YN3 D. Kuethe, YN3 T. Snyder MU3 H Heisler, MU3 G. Page. MU3 B. Ream. MU3 D. Spicer, MU3 E. Pacopac, SD2 A. Pena. MU3 C. Otts, MU3 J. Hobbs. TN F. Macaranas. Not pictured: PTI J. Culbertson, BM2 R. Murphy. EN2 E. Turner, QM3 J. Daves, TN A. Dumaoal, CPL J. Phalon. L CPL R. Noves. 299 First R0W-SK2 R. Crlppen, ABHC E. Brunelle, ABEC W. Jones, ABCM F. Kern, AOC J. Segar, Jr., ABHC G. Myers, FTM2 T LecH Second Row— SD3 M. Mactal. AOAN J. Trzclnski, ADJ3 D. Buckingham, MM3 R. Genise, SN J. Kendnck, HMJ W. Jones, GMT3 D. Shanks, GMT3 R. Sfaugaltis, SN L. Brown. Third Row— SN R. Racquet, SN A. Muia, SA E. Irigg, SN D. Huinker, SN J. O ' Connell ,FN R. Yaeger. AN C. Vandoren, AN G. Angeles. THE ROUNDUP 300 WELCOME ABOARD V J « ' f ' rl MiUSi- .2 First Row— FA J. Murphy. AA A. Franklin, Jr., AN S. Kovacl, DSC R. Kilgore. BTCS R. Stafford, DKCS T. Ronan. MM I B. Rountree. AME3 A. Downey, EM2 H. Berrier, Jr. Second Row— ENS J. Hoerner, LTJG A. Dambekain, LT S. Minsterman, Major C. Wilson, USAF, LT A. Blessing, LT D. Gallagher, LTJG H. Bush, WO- 1 A. Halliday. 301 Possible future Naval Aviator • P Taking the helm during a bridge watch After arriving by helo from the SARATOGA, Midshipmen are assigned to their respective departments. THEN THERE WERE THE MIDDIES!?! The Ship ' s Store was one of the advantages of spending the summer training cruise aboard AMERICA. " Are you sure this is the way to the Ward Room? ' During their two month tour, most Middies stood several watches in CIC. TASK FORCE 60 " ' ri. ' T3WSiI S " r ' " £• ' ■ Z , ' -i- ' : " ' -Wv. ' SbT ' - ' -r ' i ' V . GOES SHOPPING! iH, NOW SET THE SPECIAL SEA AND REFUELING DETAIL. " 306 307 UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT Of SI OF STORES i 309 i n III STRIKING THEM BELOW REARMING i 312 I THESSALONIKI, GREECE JULY 1— JULY 10 1967 j ij |f , -iii ltir ik- The hospitality of the Macedonians made the Thessaloniki visit a pleasant six-day stay. The broad boulevards, the white sand beaches and the many bistros offered the crew many enjoyable hours ashore. The ship ' s tour covered the local sights including the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Although Thessaloniki is Greece ' s second largest city, there is a small-town, provincial air to the city which distinguished it from many another port. ON THE BEACH: BIKINIS!! V y ■ ' :m ■ " •f ' «- » i: r ;%5:.v - ■. ,r . ■4 • WMftM«s■: Jft« u !IBtL G■ Aii«e —- i - . " ,- ; . JA..v._ J ' ■ ' •1%? ' ; ' •- ' x ..• ?» " « :■ • •, ' o :i; - THIRD STOP , ON THE FERRY Flora In the archaeological museum. Spring wafer In the country. Pelta, birthplace of Alexander the Great. THE TOUR x- i- f ■ i ,■ ■. ■ ; , -Jl ?5tV Mosaic at Pella depicting Alexander, on the left, being rescued from a Hon • ■ - ,. . ... . . ■ • J., v -,,. .r.v Relief on the Roman victory arch in the center of Thessaloniki. The tour group approaches one of the towers in the city wall of Thes- saloniki. ! %.SJi V The things fhey have seen are lost forever. Recounting what little we know. CULTURAL EXCHANGE A Greek beauty obliges the photographer during her tour of the ship .. i ' 1. 11 ' " mt;;: nimr mmT I.. " " r. iniiiti T „.. ' f The Carrier Division Four band entertains the citizenry. M AMERICA ' S GARAGE : ' SA HANGAR DECK Waiting line forms outside dental ' fl Every crewmember has his teeth thoroughly inspected first SHIPWIDE FLUORIDATION The fluoride is applied. A taste of honey? 323 SWEET MUSIC . . . . LETTER TO MY SON (QM2 M. J. Pearce) Like grand view from hill top, of the sea, Your beloved face shines constantly. Roaring with courage, never seeing fear, Thougli I often do without you near. Like lonely branch that taps my window pane, Your absence revives memories again, Memories of other years well spent. Rearing you in love and peace content. To the best of my ability I tried, I failed sometimes, yet have no cause to hide My love for you, as old man time now steals You from my side, now gone your childish squeals Forever, yet a certain special pride Pushes through the void deep down inside Of me, as each successive day is done. Because God blessed me with a Loving Son. Mrs. Jean Baughman 324 ttrSs ' nl v M UsllJ Lisi L f MAIL CALL BASKETBALL .•3 ■ MED CARRIER CHAMPS m THE TEAM: (kneeling left to right) S. A. Aurigemma, J. A. Starr, F. B. Oglesby, J. W. Rooney. (standing left to right) W. M. Goodwin, R. E. Simon, J. A. Coleman, R. S. Mortenson, LTJG J. F. Gomez (Coach) (not shown) W. M. Denning, R. W. Hauensteln, W. H. Sessoms, C. L Devual, J. P. Kendrick. CCU THE TEAM: (standing left to right) ENS E. Stevenson, P. J. Keenan, S. G. Collins, R. F. Hart, W. L. Doan, J. L Chance, R. E. Thompson, H. J. Dolan, E. L. Good, (sitting left to right) A. E. Gooselaw, R. Warren, W. M. Helverlng, RMC G. G. Heimblgner (Coach), H. S. Rachal, A. J. Peterson, B. P. Johnson, E. Rivero. ! ' :■ ' ;. ' r 1 SOFTBALL VOLLEYBALL TRACK AMERICA ' S SOCCER TEAM Standing: L CPL Valenti. RM3 J. Fouts, SN A. Perez, SN J. Moore. AGCS E. Wanzer, RD3 H. Neely Kneeling: ADJAN D. Fuller. ADJ3 J. O ' Brien. L CPL Zigmont, ABH3 W. Schoenherr, SN P. Mjla. AN C, Mun-.ti Not Shown: FTC N. Rieqer, AN Stearn. ENS T. Smith SOCCER 331 ATHENS IN THE SUMMER On July 17, 1967 AMERICA anchored for the second time this year in Athens, Greece. Summer had wrought an extreme change in the whole area. Beaches were crowded with bikini clad beauties; the sidewalks were covered by crowds mostly seated at outdoor cafes and tourists were everywhere. Since this constituted a second visit to Athens, everyone settled down to a leisurely pace which resulted in some very enjoyable liberty. f • .• SOME LIKE IT HOT . . . . nf ' M . . . . SOME LUCE IT COLD Those who attended saw a glittering spectacle 335 A refreshment stop on the four hour drive from Athens to Delphi DELPHI TOUR Shish Kebab and wine fc ' ' ■ ' ■- ! bfe m The village of Arachova 1 RDI John S. Parker receives a George Washington Honor Medal from Representative Paul Findley (D-lll.)- The presentation took place in the Capitol on Feb. 23, 1967. Parker was flown to the states for cerernonies at which he was honored for writing the Top Navy Essay in the Freedom Foundation contest. The sub|ect: " Defending Freedom — Safeguards America. " NEWSMAKERS The four award winners in the Navy Relief raffle (left to right): EM3 Dale Alkire, E Dlv.; AE2 Robert Black, VA-64; ABE2 Owen Davis, V-2; SN Roy Lee, S- 1 Div. The men will fly off the ship for Norfolk several days before the arrival home. A shipping over Medical Corpsmen and Dental Technicians receiving Letters of Liberty wounded. One of many guests received while in the Med, Admiral Sir John Hamilton, Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Mediterranean, inspects the Marine Honor Guard. Father-Son Team, LT Henry and son Actor Ty Hardin is shown around the ship ' s bridge Commendation from Captain Engen for their service to USS 340 LIGHT MOMENTS - ' o rf- -irrr Hl m 341 VALLETTA, MALI A JULY 29, 1967 TO AUGUST 3, 1967 A RETURN PERFORMANCE 342 ] Captain Engen accepts sketch of the first AMERICA from Com- mander Malan Captain Engen ' s farewell party at the Malta Hilton. CHANGE OF COMMAND JULY 31, 1967 VALLETTA, MALTA Admiral Stogiu, Italian Navy, C0MNAV50UTH, receives arrival honors. ? 7 ▼. y The United States Ambassador to Malta, the Honorable George J. Feldman, arrives. K: 343 The Colors RADM Geis offers words for the occasion 344 Captain F. C. Turner relieves Captain D. D. Engen as Commanding Officer of ' ' ' ' The Ship ' s Company Officer, Cutting the Captains ' Cake Captain Engen ' s farewell GENOA, ITALY AUG. 16-AUG. 21 Monument to Christopher Columbus. VALENCIA, SPAIN SEPT. 2-SEPT. 7 The Tower of El Cid. THE HOME STRETCH 346 " HOME IS THE SAILOR FROM THE SEA " NORFOLK, VIRGINIA SEPT. 20, 1967 47 AMERICA ' S THIRD COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN F. C. TURNER L I USS AMERICA (CVA-66) Commanding Officer USS SANDOVAL (APA-194) Commanding Officer COMCARDIV SIX, Operations Officer M.B.A. George Washington University Industrial College of the Armed Forces Carrier Air Wing Three, Air Wing Commander Fighter Squadron 32, Commanding Officer B.S. Degree, University of Maryland SUPERS, Operations Planning Officer Armed Forces Staff College, Norfollc, Virginia Staff, CINCLANTFLT Attack Squadron 83, (F7U Cutlass) General Line School, Monterey, California University of Pennsylvania Air Development Squadron 3, Atlantic City, New Jersey Empire Test Pilot School, Farnborough, England Navy Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Maryland First Jet Fighter Squadron Fighter Pilot USS BENNINGTON (CV.20) Designated Naval Aviator — 1943 Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal, Three Stars Pacific Theatre, Tv o Stars Atlantic Theatre The Naval Occupation Medal The Victory Medal National Defense Medal, One Star Married: Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson Turner Their five children are: Frederick, Pamela, Robert, David and Susan. 348 " SJk THE FANTAIL IS CLOSED » AM E R I C u H J ■r? RATIONALE This volume represents the second installment in the continuous history of AMERICA. Between its covers lie the events of one full year, a period delineated by the " coming and going of one Captain. These occurrences are depicted through the eyes of the crew which experienced them. At the same time the crew is treated to an objective view of itself. Its pulse, so to speak, has been taken and the rhythm recorded on paper. It is hoped that the reader, whether shipmate or friend, has readily discovered this tempo and found the melody enjoyable. THE EDITOR 349 CDR R. W. HOPKINS. CHC. USN SENIOR CHAPLAIN CDR T. W. McKEAN, DC, USN CRUISE BOOK COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN LCDR R. J. KURTH, USN PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER i V ENS M. P. BRAATZ, USNR ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER CDR J. W. BEALE, SC, USN SUPPLY OFFICER LTJG J. M. KESLER. USNR BUSINESS MANAGER Special thanks are extended to LTJG J. RYAN, USN, of VF-102 who served as Air Wing Coordinator and to PTC D. CASEY for his frequent advice. The appreciation of the committee is also extended to the following crew members who contributed photographs to the cruise book as indicated: NAME PAGE MMI COUCH 203 LTJG B. W. HULL 133, 134, 196 MR3 D. LAMBERT 69 SN R. MARCHESS 196, 200 LCDR J. H. McKENZIE 300 ENS R. B. PARTAIN 49, 61, 169 ENS W. SESSOMS 196, 197, 201, 222 RM3 J. TENEBAUM 193 LTJG C. WISE 56, 222 AN C. PERKEY PH3 G.ZIMMERMAN AN J. WEAVER AN D. JOHNSON PH I W. BOYINGTON PH2 M. KRUEGER AN R. WICKMAN ■ ' ' I PHCM T. WARWICK LTJS J. M. MAHOOD. USNR EDITOR .k LT D. V. ORGILL, USN PHOTO OFFICER CRUISE BOOK COMMITTEE AND STAFF ■% ' ir»i r f k PH3 J. MOYNAGH PHOTOGRAPHER J02 B. PLAXTON CLERICAL ASSISTANT PH3 W. BRADSHAW PH3 GORDON PH2 R. DINNEL PH3 E. BROWN PHAN D. TEICHMAN PHAN G. WEMPE SN W. SULLIVAN PH2R. HURBIS PH2 C. SMITH PHI J.HARRIS PHAN M. DUNN 31n Bliumiricun pXdlil iComi Arthur Ijurk •! 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