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50 years ago an accidental rocket launch aboard the USS Forrestal hit a fighter on the deck piloted by John McCain. The resulting fire killed McCain narrowly escaped the plane - Vietnam - July 29 1967 x Military Records, Vietnam War Photos, Flight Deck, United States Navy, Navy Ships, Aircraft Carrier, Battleship, Usmc, World War Ii

Investigating John McCain's Tragedy at Sea

Troubling questions hover over then-Lt. Cmdr. McCain’s actions in a catastrophic 1967 fire aboard the aircraft carrier Forrestal and the period immediately afterward. His later accounts of events that followed the accident also raise issues.

US Senator John McCain graduated from the U. Naval Academy in 1958 Famous Veterans, Naval Aviator, Service Medals, Naval Academy, Green Beret, Prisoners Of War, Military Veterans, Aircraft Carrier, Vietnam War

John McCain

US Senator John McCain graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1981.

USS Forrestal sold for ONE CENT to be turned into scrap metal after 1967 fire Navy Carriers, Infused Water Bottle, Flight Deck, United States Navy, Navy Ships, Submarines, Aircraft Carrier, Water Crafts, Battleship

USS Forrestal is sold for ONE CENT and will be turned into scrap metal

The decommissioned USS Forrestal, with its rich history and after four decades of service, was snapped up for the bargain price by Texas company All Star Metals on Tuesday.

Jul Rocket causes deadly fire on aircraft carrier USS Forrestal I Will Remember You, Flight Deck, Aircraft Carrier, Us Navy, Vietnam, Past, Old Things, Military, Fire

Jul 29, 1967: Rocket causes deadly fire on aircraft carrier USS Forrestal

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A drawing of the stern of Forrestal showing the spotting of aircraft at the time. Likely source of the Zuni was No. White's and McCain's aircraft No. 405 and respectively) are in the right hand circle. Deck Plans, Aircraft Carrier, Boat, Fire, Island, How To Plan, Military, Ships, Drawing

1967 USS Forrestal fire - Wikipedia

A drawing of the stern of Forrestal showing the spotting of aircraft at the time. Likely source of the Zuni was F-4 No. 110. White's and McCain's aircraft (A-4s No. 405 and 416, respectively) are in the right hand circle.