Thursday, April 30, 2020

Fifty Five Years Ago The Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk Was Placed In Commission

The National Naval Aviation Museum released the above photo of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and noted that fifty-five years ago yesterday, on April 29, 1961, the Kitty Hawk was placed in commission.

My late father, Edward Davis, a WWII Navy UDT frogman, took me to the commissioning ceremony at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. I was 11 years old. 

I was 17 years old in 1970 when I enlisted in the U.S. Navy and after Boot Camp I reported to the USS Kitty Hawk at the naval base at Bremerton, Washington.

You can read about the USS Kitty Hawk on "Yankee Station" during the Vietnam War via the below link: 

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