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Skyhawk (NF 300) secured on the deck of the USS Hancock CVA19 when visiting Sasebo,
Japan in 1967. This aircraft was assigned to Attack Squadron NINETY THREE (VA-93 Blue Blazers) of Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5).
Next to NF 300 is an A-4C that was assigned to VA-94. RM3 Randy
Lee of Sunnyvale CA snapped this photo during the 5 Jan 1967 to 22 Jul 1967 Westpac deployment.
(1) May 26, 1967: VA-93 Blue Blazer A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152022, side number NF
300 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over North Vietnam.
Junior Grade Read Mecleary, United States Navy successfully ejected, was
captured and made Prisoner-Of-War.
[Special thanks to the Skyhawk
Association VF-93 & VA-93 Blue Blazers Web Page for the preceding
NF300 and CVW-5 squadron information for the 5 Jan 1967 to 22 Jul 1967 Westpac
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Hancock CVA19 CR Division Flight Deck Page