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Bulletin Board for USS Essex - CVS 9




11 Jan 16 December 1963 (Robert Van Kirk)
Flight Deck Chief 1963 - 1966 on board during the the storm that dropped our 23 ton mast onto the flight deck, and onto a section of the corral aft of the island where we had A4's tied down. Had we had Props spotted in that area, and a fire erupted from the AVGAS, we would have certaianly faced a... More
07 Jan 1963 winter storm (Larrie Louden)
I had just reported to VS-39, part of the Essex Air Group right before the winter storm cruise. Being from Ky. I also had only recently seen the ocean for the first time. When we went off course looking for a downed aircraft (not ours) we cruised into maybe the mother of all oceanic storms. I was... More
07 Dec looking for (Virgil Runyon)
if anyone knows where, Fred schettley is please let me know. virgil runyon
21 Oct Storm of 63 ( )
I was there. Worked in the Information and Education Office just under the flight deck on the port side. Remember looking at the expansion joints flexing and wondering if the ship would break in half. Scary time! Tom Garito
09 Oct I was there too (Robert Legg)
I'm Robert Legg, ABF3 and was in that same storm (Freak Hurricane - triangle) on the Essex. I was working the forward bay 1 in the repair party. No time to be scared, just keep the ship from sinking. A 60 foot gash in the bow, no lights in most of the ship and feeling the water crash over the bow... More
03 Oct RUSSIAN PLANE CRASH IN NORTH ATLANTIC (Jimmy Mcclain)
i, jimmy mcclain was also on board that day and watch the complete crash, first the circling of the plane with the left wing going lower and lowering util the wing caught the water and the plane with down. really was an awful thing to happen and was scary for the moment. jimmy mcclain 2nd class... More
24 Sep Storm Story (Vincent Dicks)
Boy that was something else. The bow turned upward, the 5"38 cannon blown away.Sure do remember it.
15 Sep Remember the storm 17 Dec 1963 (Joseph Maxwell)
If you were on board during the Seato Cruise 1963, after Pres. Kennedys assination we were ordered home from the Arabian Sea. After gebralter we ran into the worst storm in the north atlantic in 100yrs,we lost the mast 17 tons of it came crashing down on the flight deck crushing aircraft and... More
02 Sep HELP PLEASE ( )
COULD SOMEONE TELL ME IF USS ESSEX HAS AN E-MAIL ADDRESS
07 Aug hello there , im looking 4 u ..... ( )
Hello! im looking for a person that was on the uss essex , his name is castillo gregory , if u have any information toward this person , let him know that a very good friend of his is looking for him , plz.. let him know its alexandra.. thanxxxx... good luck



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