CARRIER FIRE ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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A devastating fire and series of chain-reaction explosions on 29 July 1967 that
killed 134 sailors and injured 161 took place on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal
(CV-59), after an unusual electrical anomaly discharged a Zune rocket on the
flight deck. Forrestal was engaged in combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin
during the Vietnam War at the time. The damage exceeded $72 million, not
including the damaged aircraft. 

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USS Forrestal before the fire. It was decommissioned September 11, 1993.

posted by Bob Karm in AIRCRAFT,ANNIVERSARY,DEATH,Disaster,HISTORY,MILITARY,WAR and have Comment (1)

One Response to “CARRIER FIRE ON THIS DAY IN 1967”

  1. Ultima Thule says:

    Mistake ! Second photo – Bunker Hill IIWW

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