Crazy Jet Jockeys

1963 West Pac- during air exercises with jet aircraft from the carrier
Hancock at various locations around Japan, Korea, and South China Sea, the
jets would attack us for practice. All gun and missile systems were involved
for practice anti air warfare. The jets would come right down the pipe and
swoosh right over the ship. Soon it became known that our Captain requested
of the carrier that the jets maintain a decent height over our ship. It
seems that quite a few jets were dipping one wing between our stacks while
passing over the ship. Those crazy jet jockeys!
 

 

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