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USS Forrestal July 29, 1967
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Posted on 07/09/2017 5:25:33 AM PDT by Revski

This memorial of the USS Forrestal,CVA 59; it will be 50 years ago this July 29-Th; has actual pictures and the voice of Captain John K. Beling at the time of the fires. The Hymn played is, Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior, with mandolin and verse sung was covered by me, o7jimmy – (Revski).


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1 posted on 07/09/2017 5:25:33 AM PDT by Revski
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To: Revski

Johnny Wet-Start strikes. It’s good to have a daddy who is a fleet admiral.


2 posted on 07/09/2017 5:45:17 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Proudly deplorable since 2016.)
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To: Revski
Whenever I see reference to the USS Forestal, I recall John McCain was there . . .


3 posted on 07/09/2017 5:49:02 AM PDT by wtd
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It is a stretch to blame McCain for that fire. Even if he did something with his engine, that would not cause another pilot in another aircraft to launch a missile.


4 posted on 07/09/2017 6:15:11 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

The missile was launched because of a faulty safety system. That is well known.

You are correct.

McCain is guilty of all sorts of things but blaming him for that fire is simply wrong


5 posted on 07/09/2017 6:19:37 AM PDT by Nicholas Sharpe (An old Sea Dog)
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To: Revski

6 posted on 07/09/2017 6:39:50 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Revski
Click the Pic


Rest in Peace


7 posted on 07/09/2017 6:41:24 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Revski

The Navy made a movie of this called, “Learn Not To Burn”. They showed it to all new recruits. I spent all my time on aircraft carriers and that movie really shook me up.

I was on the USS Independence CV62 back in ‘83. It was about 1am and we were in the eastern Mediterranean off Lebanon. Syria had been bombing Israel about 50 miles north of Haifa and we were ordered to take up station and prepare to defend Israel.

All of a sudden everything when crazy. The Officer of the Deck came yelling over the 1MC at the top of his lungs, “ALL HANDS THIS IS BRIDGE, DARKEN SHIP DARKEN SHIP!!!”
Two seconds later the alarm went off...
“CLANG! CLANG! CLANG! General quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle stations!!”
“At time plus six set material condition zebra through out the ship! Go forward and up on the starboard side, down and aft on the port side!!”
“CLANG! CLANG! CLANG!General quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle stations!!”
“At time plus six set material condition zebra through out the ship! Go forward and up on the starboard side, down and aft on the port side!! It is now time plus one!!”

We’re sitting there in the middle of the night with a flight deck filled with armed and fueled aircraft.

“All hands this is the bridge, in two minutes will we’ll be going to flank speed, secure all lose gear.”
“Time plus six - set material condition throughout the ship, all departments report readiness to CIC”
“All hands this is the bridge, standby for flank speed and radical turn to port.”

At this point you feel the rumble from deep with in the ship pushing the 90,000 ton carrier as fast as it will go.

Then they get around to the bad news...

“All stations, combat, we have an inbound gunship bearing 042 range 12 miles.”

The marine detachment aboard (MARDET) came running up to the flight deck with all their small arms to try to help.

The bad guys sent a helicopter gunship under radar, which meant Russian made HIND to attack the fleet. Our aircraft were all in the wrong position for a launch. All I could think about was “Learn Not To Burn”. I was so scared I was literally shaking.

“All stations, combat, the Kennedy has launched alert fighters.”

“All stations, bridge, stand by for radical turn to starboard.”

The Kennedy battle group was somewhere to our east and had launched fighters. Two F14s from either V11 or VF31 were screaming at us at high speed. And sure enough a minute or so later, I heard the whine of jet engines growing louder and louder and then the roar as they passed over head. I couldn’t see them of course it was pitch black.

Some minutes later, “All stations, bridge, secure from general quarters.”

The admiral came on the closed circuit TV system the next day and said that the threat had been delt with....Which meant the Tomcats had killed the gunship.

All you heard for a couple days around the ship was, “Learn Not To Burn baby!”

The USS Forrestal fire.... my goodness...


8 posted on 07/09/2017 7:00:55 AM PDT by StormPrepper
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The missile was launched because of a faulty safety system. That is well known.

Static electricity. All naval aircraft had grounding wires attached after that incident.

I've been near when a 20mm cannon has gone off in the hanger bay because of static.
9 posted on 07/09/2017 7:03:24 AM PDT by StormPrepper
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gripping story.

TYFYS


10 posted on 07/09/2017 7:05:51 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Ignorance is reparable, stupid is forever)
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To: Nicholas Sharpe

His other crashes are on him.


11 posted on 07/09/2017 7:06:04 AM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
It is a stretch to blame McCain for that fire. Even if he did something with his engine, that would not cause another pilot in another aircraft to launch a missile.

Ordnance guys were loading a zuni rocket pod on an A4 skyhawk. Cold air coming across the deck causes static electricity to build up. It sparked and ignited one of the 2.5" rockets and it went down the deck and into another plane.

The plane it hit was carrying a 1000 pound bomb under each wing. A flight deck chief and the first fire team (like 12 guys) tried to put the fire out, but then one of the bombs cooked off. All those people were just gone...vaporized.

Like I said in another post, I've seen this kind of thing happen first hand. Static setting off weapons.
12 posted on 07/09/2017 7:12:32 AM PDT by StormPrepper
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Sounds a little like the action sequence in “Top Gun.”

Was the hostile plane Russian piloted, or just Russian manufactured?


13 posted on 07/09/2017 7:13:37 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Revski

McWetstart”s biggest screw up.


14 posted on 07/09/2017 7:41:12 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Uh dude the flame coming out of McStains plane is what set off the HEAT SEEKING missile. :-)


15 posted on 07/09/2017 7:43:48 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Sounds a little like the action sequence in “Top Gun.”

Was the hostile plane Russian piloted, or just Russian manufactured?

Definitely Russian manufactured. But who was in it was never disclosed and it was never officially mentioned again.

Thing was, if he would have flown high he could have spotted us easy. Ships churn up organisms in the ocean that glow in the dark. You can follow it right to the ship.

16 posted on 07/09/2017 8:26:41 AM PDT by StormPrepper
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Please peddle your ignorance elsewhere. Too many Freepers know about the actual cause for that crap to fly here.


17 posted on 07/09/2017 8:35:02 AM PDT by Bob (Damn, the democrats haven't been this upset since Republicans freed their slaves.)
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To: StormPrepper
I myself have heared many stories on how the men of the USS Forrestal maid mistakes and done what was right, when fighting the fires but all I know is, I was there and they did a wonderful job in saving the ship and it's crew. Thanks for commenting and blessing always to you and family.
18 posted on 07/09/2017 9:57:38 AM PDT by Revski
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To: StormPrepper
I myself have heared many stories on how the men of the USS Forrestal maid mistakes and done what was right, when fighting the fires but all I know is, I was there and they did a wonderful job in saving the ship and it's crew. Thanks for commenting and blessing always to you and family.
19 posted on 07/09/2017 9:57:45 AM PDT by Revski
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

I know that is right. :) McCain should retire and give another man his spot in government.


20 posted on 07/09/2017 10:00:56 AM PDT by Revski
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