Smokin' Tigers

Thanks to my uncle in DC I got one all expenses paid WestPac cruise in 72, which included a free membership in the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club.
RA5C patch RVAH-1 patch NAS Albany logo

Reconnaissance Attack (Heavy) Squadron One

NAS Albany GA [Turner AFB]

Shipboard Deployment

72 Cruise Book72 Cruise Book photo

APR 1972 - FEB 1973 WesPac / Vietnam

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.