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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 Joseph Tetrault on March 15, 2017 at 2:04pm

Any carrier or squadron member should consider joining Squadrons & Shipmates (google it) for reunion activities. Great group of folks sharing experiences and camaraderie of Navy veteran service.

Comment by Joseph Tetrault on March 15, 2017 at 1:58pm

My 4-year Navy stint began Great Lakes (boot camp) in Nov. 72. Went to SK school, NTC-San Diego, Jan. 73. From there, went to NAS North Island, San Diego.  Joined Midway at Yokosuka, Japan in Nov. 73 shortly after she was homeported there. Served in S-1 Div. office, then Supply Support Center. Left Midway in Jan. 76 and went to USS Bryce Canyon, Pearl Harbor, HI. Left Navy as SK2 in Aug.76. Experiences were awesome.    

Comment by Clifford Kavanaugh on February 24, 2017 at 5:52pm
I just framed a photo of CVA-41 and USS Newport News CA-148 on replenishment ops underway in the early 50's. My Dad (EOD) served on CVA-41 and I (HM3) served on CA-148.
Comment by Charles E. Webb JR. on February 23, 2017 at 8:28pm

Have any of you been to San Diego to see the Old Lady?

Comment by Armando Cisneros on August 17, 2016 at 6:43pm

My squadron VFA 195 (FA-18) reported aboard Atsugi, Japan late November 1986, assigned to the USS Midway that have just got re fitted to received the new Hornet aircraft. Served on the the Midway till December of 1997 and crossed the equator in May 1987.  Visited Sydney Australia and many other ports.  Good cruise and interesting times.   

Comment by robert bennett on September 28, 2015 at 7:55pm

I served aboard Midway 82 to 85 im4 division

Comment by James LangToe on September 8, 2015 at 12:24pm

I served aboard Midway for two years, from January 81 through Dec 82.  I was honored to work with Chuck Webb, David Muster, and many others I'll never forget in OZ Div.  From Gonzo Station in the IO, to picking up refugees in the South China Sea, to ops in the North Pacific and in the East Sea (or Sea of Japan), there were days we will never forget.  Press on, Gents!

Comment by Charles E. Webb JR. on June 23, 2015 at 2:49pm
Privileged to serve aboard Midway from November 1981 to January 1984, worked in OZ division as an IS. ISCS Hubbard was leading enlisted in the division. Great memories, hit all the great ports- Sasebo, Hong Kong (loved the Tai Pak floating resturant), Singapore, Phattaya Beach Thailand, Subic Bay and Sasebo. Monster waves in the SOJ and North Pacific (!) Wog Day between Borneo and Sumatra, and HOT! Smelled like rotten garbage for many days afterward. God 's blessings to all of you who had the privilege and honor of serving aboard CV-41 !
Comment by melvin bloomquist van wagoner on June 20, 2015 at 11:15pm

     I served on the Midway from March 1963 to October 1964 in the V-3 division.

I was the starboard aircraft elevator operator when we lost the elevator during a at sea replenishment operation. Very exciting !!

     I really enjoyed my time aboard this great ship. Have been to San Diego a couple of times and toured the museum that now is the Midway's duty.

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.    


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