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USS Midway CVA-41

USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II.

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Comment by Barron L. Storey on March 25, 2014 at 4:23pm

 I served on board CVA-41 from Apr. 1965 to March 1966 as an AT-2 in the GM Division. My job was to Calibrate and repair the 2 test stands for the Guidance and control sections of the Sparrow III. Soon, my job came be testing the G&C sections. In June we painted two MIG-17s on the side of test stand 1 to represent the first North Vietnamese MIGs Shot down in the war by CO and XO of VF-21.    

Comment by John P. Brooks on February 6, 2014 at 12:29am

Reported aboard the Midway in Sasebo, Japan in February 1960. I worked in the V-6 Div. I remained on the Midway until my enlistment was up....October 1963. I have many fond memories of my time aboard this ship and the experiences I had during that time were priceless. I am very proud to have been part of this magnificent ship.

Comment by Stephen D Waters on August 28, 2013 at 4:00am

Reported onboard the Midway (OZ Division) in April 77 as an IS1. Transferred March 80 to CNFJ.

Comment by Ron Elshire on April 15, 2012 at 2:48pm

Served on USS Midway as an E-4 Radioman from  1962 to 1963...while she was in shipyard and Alameda.

Comment by Roger Austin on April 2, 2012 at 6:48am

Was on the Midway 1985 to late 88.

Comment by Stephen W. Daniels on April 1, 2012 at 7:47pm

I served with VF-151 abaord the USS Midway from 1974 to 1977. That was one steaming ship that for sure. Seems like we were always at sea or in Subic Bay, P.I. The Japanese and Filipino yardworkers kept that ship in great shape. Too bad that couldn't do the same with the aircraft.

Comment by James A. Brown on March 31, 2012 at 1:03pm

I served aboard USS Midway from 1970 to 1974. I was in S-6 & AIMD (IM-1) Division. I served with some of the BEST Navy personnel.  I am in  contact with a few to this day.  I have visited the museun 3 times and I still enjoy going.  Always Promote the MIDWAY MAGIC.   AK 1  James A. Brown

Comment by Wayne Shipman on March 26, 2012 at 2:35pm

I first saw Midway while she was tied up at the peir at Alameda in 1971, I was with VFP-63 Det, on the Hancock. I contributed to the drive to get her to San Diego.

The Mrs. and I took a tour in 2009 while we were visiting in SD. I would like to be a part of the Midway Family when we retire to San Diego, in November 2012. You have every right to be so proud of her (CVA-41).

Comment by Jim Padget on March 26, 2012 at 12:26pm

I was with VF-151 and mostly TAD to Aviation Supply (S-6 Division) and had Mr. Allen for our Div. Officer as well as Mr. Henley who's nickname was Mr. Mutley...if you knew him, then you'll understand the nickname...also Master Chief Blue and Senior Chief Armentrott who was responsible for the most successful Coke Mess on the boat.  I also stood the permanent Security Watch with a different Marine each duty day...bad times back during the WestPac Cruise of '72/'73...which began on or around the 11th of April of '72 and ended on the 3rd of March of '73...eleven long damn months!  Sorry, but no sympathy for these young ones who gripe about their six month cruises.

Comment by Timothy Randle Averitt on February 19, 2012 at 6:32pm

Was my first ship while in the Navy and by far the best one I ever served on.          ( 1985-89)


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