North Korea Hijacs U.S. Naval Vessel 1968
This nameplate was used in 1968
Free at last 1981
This nameplate was used in 1981

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Sonobuoys, 1977

Sonobuoys, 1977

Acoustic monitoring
Bob Wickley ©Stars and Stripes | BUY THIS PHOTO

Misawa Air Base, Japan, March, 1977: Acoustic monitoring devices called sonobuoys are loaded into the belly of a submarine-tracking P3C Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 40 prior to a patrol over the Pacific Ocean.