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RVAH-1

Smokin' Tigers

Thanks to my uncle in DC I got one all expenses paid WestPac cruise in 72, which included a membership in the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club and as a bonus I was tagged with Agent Orange.

Reconnaissance Attack (Heavy) Squadron One

NAS Albany GA [Turner AFB]


RA5C on a hot catapult

RVAH-1 was embarked aboard USS Saratoga for a WESTPAC and Vietnam deployment.

On 7 June 1972, RA-5C BuNo 156616 was struck by an SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile in combat near Haiphong, North Vietnam. Both crewmen ejected successfully and were rescued.