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Author and his crew preparing for a reconnaissance mission on March 23, 1999, the first night of the Kosovo War. Author is front row, third from the right.

 

Shenyang J-6

Chinese Shenyang J-6 (Chinese MiG-19 variant) that joined on the author’s wing while conducting a reconnaissance mission in the East China Sea during November, 1998.

 

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LT Chris “Teddy” Kennedy on the left and LT Greg “Torch” Buck on the right. They gave these guys the keys to an A-6? What were “they” thinking?

 

Master Arm

The Master Armament panel from an A-6E Intruder aircraft.

 

Yes, the USS Vella Gulf is a real ship in the U.S. Navy. It is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser named for the Battle of Vella Gulf, a naval engagement in the Solomons campaign of World War II. A couple of pictures of the USS Vella Gulf (CG-72) are below. For more information, the ship’s web site can be found at  http://www.vella-gulf.navy.mil/.

Vella Gulf

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(click for a larger size)

 

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