Thirty four years ago today, on January 25, 1987 Ranger 12, an EA-3B “Whale” (BuNo 144850) belonging to VQ-2, was lost while attempting to land on the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Ranger 12 was returning from an operational mission in the Eastern Mediterranean and crashed off the NIMITZ’s flight deck. All seven aircrew were killed.Continue reading “Remembering the Crew of Ranger 12”
Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Harris’ life had just been spared from execution when it dawned on him: Nothing will make you appreciate being from the United States more than the possibility of never returning.
In January, 1959, the Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD), Groton was established. Ten months later, in October, the Naval Security Group designated its first Special Assistant for Naval Security Group matters and assigned him additional duty as Officer in Charge, Naval Security Group Detachment, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
DEHAVEN Special Operations off TsingtaO (DESOTO) patrols were patrols conducted by U.S. Navy destroyers equipped with a mobile “van” of signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment used for intelligence collection in hostile waters.
February 4, 1906 – February 27, 1941