"Yankee Station" is the name given to the U.S. mobile strike force of carrier based?
Aerial USS Hancock
LV USN F-4 Phantom takes off (2 shots)
SV ground view. Planes on deck.
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MV bombs transferred from supply ship
MV sailors pulling bombs aboard
SCU bombs on deck
SV pilots being briefed (3 shots)
SCU bombs loaded
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MV Corsair takes off
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LV Phantom coming into land (3 shots)
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Background: "Yankee Station" is the name given to the U.S. mobile strike force of carrier based jet fighters and bombers - set up six year ago in the Gulf Of Tonkin to raid Communist positions in North and South Vietnam. More recently Laos and Cambodia were the targets.
Recently "Yankee station," once the most awesome fire-power operations of all time, celebrated its sixth birthday with twelve hours of systematic bombing over Indo-China. The force is now reduced to two aircraft carriers, but its raids go on, seven days a week.
The bombing over North Vietnam may have halted, but for "Yankee station" operations continue as usual.
SYNOPSIS: The United States aircraft carrier "Hancock" patrols the Gulf of Tonkin off Vietnam. The "Hancock" and the "Ranger" are the two remaining capital ships of "Yankee station", the mobile U.S. strike force which has for six years raided Communist positions in North and South Vietnam with its jet fighters and bombers. More recently, Laos and Cambodia were the targets.
"Yankee Station" became known in its six years of operation as one of the most awesome fire-power operations of all time. It is now reduced in strength, but its raids go on.
For 12 hours every day, weather permitting, Phantoms, Corsairs and Intruder jets take to the skies with their bomb and rocket loads, while the arsenal is re-armed for future sorties.
"Yankee Station" recently celebrate its sixth anniversary with twelve hours of systematic bombing over Indo-China. As one squadron of jet returned another took off -- each escorted by an assortment of tankers, and radar or photographic aircraft.
Despite the halt in bombing over North Vietnam, "Yankee Station" is still very much in business.