A-4E Skyhawk
USS Hancock CVA19
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Photo: Courtesy of RM3 Randy Lee USS Hancock CVA19 (1967)

Douglas A-4E 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).  RM3 Randy Lee of Sunnyvale CA snapped this photo  during the 5 Jan 1967 to 22 Jul 1967 Westpac deployment. 

Historical Notes:
(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.
Lieutenant 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 information]

(2) Additional NF300 and CVW-5 squadron information for the 5 Jan 1967 to 22 Jul 1967 Westpac deployment

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