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USS Independence CV/CVA-62

The fifth USS Independence (CV/CVA-62) is a Forrestal-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. It was the fourth and final member of the Forrestal-class of conventional-powered Supercarriers. It entered service in 1959, with much of its early years spent in the Mediterranean Fleet.

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On Board Uss Independence CVA 62 1970 1974

Started by Louis Sorrentino Nov 27, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Joe Pogact on January 31, 2013 at 7:36am
I was on board the uss independence from 4/2/82-8/22/85 working in #1 main machinery room as a boiler tech.
Comment by Michael L McShane on January 22, 2013 at 7:50pm

Served on Indy Oct 81 to Jun 84.  Worked in Deck Dept, 5th Division, Personnel Office and Legal Office.  Made 2 Med Cruises 82 & 83

Comment by Donald Lee Drake, Jr on July 13, 2012 at 11:43am

Served on Indy as a member of VA-176 for the '79 and '80 cruises to the Med and IO.

Comment by allen hardesty on November 1, 2011 at 5:07pm
Arrived on the Indy in 1979 WHEN SHE WAS IN THE YARDS IN PORTSMOUTH VA DID ONE IO CRUISE (nov 19,1980-June 10,1981)ONE MED CRUISE AND HAD A LOT OF GOOD TIMES .WORKED IN THE A DIV EA03 STREAM HEAT CAT REPAIR SHOP
Comment by Peter C. Ward on September 19, 2011 at 6:21am
I was with VA-15 on board the Indy for the 1982 and 1983 cruises.  AMEC(AW) Peter C. Ward, (Ret.)
Comment by Herbert Butcher on August 21, 2011 at 11:21am
just a shout to the air wing that served on board the greatest ship in the fleet
Comment by Roger L Chouinard on April 30, 2011 at 12:52am
Went aboard with HS-5 P/P shop in the spring of '73.  Also played lead guitar in the ships rock band "Free Flight".  Great times, friends and places and some hard work thrown in.... (beer barge in Crete,  Bar hoppin in Athens, doing Sunset Parade gigs with almost every Port o' Call.)  The sudden departure that left many a sailor stranded in Athens during the '73 Arab-Israeli War left those of us who where "shorter" than a snakes belly in a wagon wheel rut a tad worried.  5 weeks later, a "cat-shot" on a COD to Crete then to Rota, Spain then Home.  Never forget....I haven't!!
Comment by Don Johnson on April 29, 2011 at 8:09pm
I served during Operation Desert Shield and the change of homeport to Yokosuka - 1990-91. I was the Assistant Comm Officer and served temporarily as Comm Officer.
Comment by Richard B. Hunnewell on April 29, 2011 at 6:17pm
I served on Indy in 1962. "G" Division AO2
Comment by Skip Brehm on April 20, 2011 at 1:21pm
Made NATO cruise to North Atlantic in 1969.
 

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