I was there too
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
RUSSIAN PLANE CRASH IN NORTH ATLANTIC
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
Boy that was something else. The bow turned upward, the 5"38 cannon blown away.Sure do remember it.
Remember the storm 17 Dec 1963
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
COULD SOMEONE TELL ME IF USS ESSEX
HAS AN E-MAIL ADDRESS
hello there , im looking 4 u .....
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
The Russian Plane Crash
The crash incident was in the North Atlantic, not the Med. I believe we just had come from Hamburg. We had 4 A4C's on board for cover. Our cat's couldn't handle heavier fighters. We did pick up bodies which were transferred to a Russian frigate a couple of days later. We had a gun salute for... More
Photos of Essex
Hey George, I would like for you to e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I served aboard Essex 1962 - 1966. Stood after surface lookout many times when you and/or Sarge would be there to photograph landings.
Thank You Shipmate
russian bomber crash
I remember it very well. I was tracking it on the sky 1 radar, because we were at air defence. Warren Piquette Fox Div.
russian badger bomber
I sure do remember the incident> I was an AE2 and flt dk troubleshooter VS34 and was on the port aft side of the dk. doing a pre flight. I believe we had already turned into the wind and had the choppers up getting ready to launch when the everpresent Badger Bear combination appeared. The ship... More