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USS Lexington

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154396]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-145464]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154479]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154476]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154473]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154483]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154480]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154397]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154484]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154477]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154394]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-145466]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-145471]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-145468]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-145469]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-145465]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154482]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154398]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154471]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154481]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154475]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154472]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154478]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-145467]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154474]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-145470]

CVA 16 Lexington [19-NN-CVA 16 Lexington-154395]

Port quarter view of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) docked at the air station. Two harbor tugs are in the foreground

Starboard beam view of the medium harbor tug KONOKA (YTM 151) alongside the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

Port bow view of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) docked at the air station

PHC Jeff Hilton Florida....A silhouette of the training carrier USS Lexington (AVT-16) departing Pensacola. The Lexington is the oldest U.S. naval carrier still in operation. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

LT. Patricia A. Denkler poses for a picture. Denkler became the first Navy woman to be carrier qualified in a jet aircraft when she landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) in September

PHC Jeff Hilton Florida....A starboard quarter view of the training carrier USS Lexington (AVT-16) departing Pensacola. The Lexington is the oldest U.S. naval carrier still in operation. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

LT. Patricia A. Denkler, assigned to Training Squadron 4 (VT-4), stands in front of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft. Denkler became the first Navy woman to be carrier qualified in a jet aircraft when she landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) in September

LT. Patricia A. Denkler, assigned to Training Squadron 4 (VT-4), performs a preflight check on a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft. Denkler became the first Navy woman to be carrier qualified in a jet aircraft when she landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) in September

PHC Jeff Hilton Florida....A starboard quarter view of the training carrier USS Lexington (AVT-16) departing Pensacola. The Lexington is the oldest U.S. naval carrier still in operation. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

LT. Patricia A. Denkler, assigned to Training Squadron 4 (VT-4), sits in the cockpit of her TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft. Denkler became the first Navy woman to be carrier qualified in a jet aircraft when she landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) in September

PHC Jeff Hilton Florida....A starboard quarter view of the training carrier USS Lexington (AVT-16) departing Pensacola. The Lexington is the oldest U.S. naval carrier still in operation. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Captain H. J. Bernsen, commanding officer of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16), cuts a cake with the assistance of Mess Management SPECIALIST First Class Serafin Apongan to celebrate the Navy's 208th birthday

LT. Elaine R. Winegard (right), a dentist aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16), treats a patient with assistance from a dental technician

A T-2C Buckeye aircraft approaches to land aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16). Two other T-2 aircraft are visible on the flight deck

Maintenance crewmen inspect a T-2C Buckeye aircraft on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16). (SUBSTANDARD)

A catapult officer signals to launch an A-6 Intruder aircraft from the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16)

A plane director guides a student through the paces of flight deck operations aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16). The aircraft being used is a TA-4J Skyhawk training aircraft

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 16 (HC-16) hovers above the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) during a search and rescue mission

Yeoman 1ST Class Tonya Skipper performs clerical duties in the captian's office aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16)

Commander Jack Caruso, a dentist aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16), treats a patient with assistance from a dental technician

A TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft is catapulted from the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

Personnelman 1ST Class Donald Dukes gives educational assistance to Fireman Kathleen A. McGough in an office aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16)

An electronics technician works on the mast aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16). The ship's SPS-10 surface search radar antenna is visible in the background

Kim Mattorochia, a hospital corpsman striker, files medical records in the dispensary aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16)

Religious Program SPECIALIST 3rd Class Diane R. Maroon files books in the library aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16)

Journalist SEAMAN Sheila Heaphy performs public relations duties in an office aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16)

A-7 Corsair II aircraft parked on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16). The ship's bridge is visible in the background

SEAMAN Robin P. Robinson, equipped with binoculars and a sound-powered phone set, performs lookout duties aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A crash crewman, wearing a fire retardant suit, stands by on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

Right side view of a C-1 Trader aircraft from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 40 (VRC 40) aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopter lands on the deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) during helicopter flight training

Entertainer Bob Hope hosts a United Service Organizations (USO) show aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Entertainer Bob Hope and country western music singer Barbara Mandrell perform in a United Service Organizations (USO) show aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Entertainers MAC Davis, Bob Hope and Sammy Davis Jr. perform in a United Service Organizations (USO) show aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Entertainers Phylicia Rashad, Barbara Mandrell and Brooke Shields perform in a United Service Organization (USO) show aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

Entertainers Bob Hope and Jonathan Winters perform in a United Service Organizations (USO) show aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Entertainer Bob Hope and Elizabeth Taylor perform in a United Service Organization (USO) show aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

An air to air right side view of a restored PBY Catalina aircraft over Naval Air Station, Pensacola, during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation. The training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) is in the background

Entertainer Brooke Shields attends a press conference held aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

Actor Don Johnson answers questions during a press conference held aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman enjoys the Bob Hope Special being performed aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON ) AVT-16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman and his wife, Barbara, enjoy the Bob Hope Special being performed aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval station

Bob Hope attends an air show held during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation. Earlier in the week Hope and his entourage performed aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVAT-16)

A view of the landing site and headquarters for Exercise AGILE SWORD'86 with the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) in the background

A stern view of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during Exercise AGILE SWORD'86

An aerial port view of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) underway

In the flight operations center aboard the Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16), a petty officer makes an entry on a log sheet as he observes the activities in progress on the flight deck during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

A plane handler guides the pilot of a taxiing T-2C Buckeye aircraft forward toward a catapult on the flight deck of the Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

Student pilots wait in the cockpits of their TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft for their turns at the catapult on the flight deck of the Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during pilot carrier training. Flight deck crewmen stand by near an MD-3A tow tractor at left in the Gulf of Mexico

A plane handler directs a pilot to turn his T-2C Buckeye aircraft to the left as it taxies toward a catapult on the flight deck of the Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

Two flight deck crewmen rush to retrieve a catapult bridle used in the launch of the T-2C Buckeye aircraft that has just left the flight deck of the Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) in the Gulf of Mexico

A silhouetted starboard bow view of the training carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) underway at sunrise. The LEXINGTON is the oldest commissioned aircraft carrier in the US Navy

An aerial starboard bow view of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) underway

Members of a special effects crew fire a Mark 4 20 mm anti-aircraft gun installed aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during the filming of the ABC-TV movie "War and Remembrance

A line of World War II-era bombs are staged on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during filming of the ABC-5V movie "War and Remembrance." Actors are manning a battery of 20 and 40 mm guns in the background

Clips of ammunition fill the breech mechanism of a twin 40 mm Bofors gun mount installed on the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during filming of the ABC-TV movie "War and Remembrance. Actors are working on an SNJ Texan aircraft in the background

A line of World War II-era bombs are staged on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during filming of the ABC-TV movie "War and Remembrance." An SNJ Texan aircraft, left and an F4F Wildcat aircraft are in the background

Actors wearing World War II naval uniforms stand on the superstructure of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during filming of the ABC-TV movie "War and Remembrance."

An SNJ Texan aircraft is attached to a crane to be lifted onto the deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during filming of the ABC-TV movie "War and Remembrance."

Actors in World War II aviator uniforms take direction from atop an SNJ Texan aircraft parked on the deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during the filming of the ABC-TV movie "War and Remembrance

An SNJ Texan aircraft is pushed onto the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during filming of the ABC-TV movie "War and Remembrance

A line of World War II-era bombs are staged on the flight deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during filming of the ABC-TV movie "War and Remembrance

A close-up view of Coast Guard inland construction tender Saginaw (WLIC-803) setting pilings with the training carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) in the background

A crew member surveys debris from a crashed T-2C Buckeye aircraft on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16), after the LEXINGTON has returned to port. The Buckeye hit the carrier's tower during a touch-and-go-practice landing Oct. 29, killing its student pilot and four others

Two crewmen stand atop an MD-3A tow tractor as they refuel a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft on the flight deck of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

A crewman using a tow bar hauls a TA-4J Skyhawk toward a parking spot on the flight deck of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

In the flight operations center aboard the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16), the"mini boss"assists the air officer in directing flight operations during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

A TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft waits behind the blast deflector for its turn at the catapult as another Skyhawk clears the flight deck of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) during pilot carrier training

A hook runner stands ready to disengage the crossdeck pendant from the tailhook of a T-2C Buckeye aircraft on the flight deck of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

A flight deck crewman aboard the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) checks the progress of preparations to launch one aircraft while a T-2C Buckeye aircraft waits behind the blast deflector for its turn at the catapult during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

The safety leading chief petty officer keeps a close eye on the aircraft launch and recovery activities on the flight deck of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16), during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

A crewman attaches a tow bar to the nose gear of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft on the flight deck of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) as a plane handler signals to other members of the flight deck crew during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

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