Lost Cold War Aviators August 1956

On 22 August 1956 a P4M Mercator on night patrol flying 32 miles off the Chinese coast in international waters reported being under attack. Wreckage and the bodies of two Navy flyers were located, but none of the sixteen crew members survived. The American crew members killed were: LCDRs Milton Hutchinson and J.W. Ponsford; LTJGs […]

"Whale" to arrive on Yorktown's flight deck Friday!

It’s not just any “Whale,” but the much esteemed Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, affectionately known as a whale because of its size and the great noise it made impacting the flight deck of a carrier as she made her arrested landing onboard pitching decks at sea! Designed by Douglas Aircraft Corporation as a nuclear attack bomber […]