• Creator
  • Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Imaging Command. 1988-ca. 1993; Department of Defense. Defense Audiovisual Agency. 6/21/1979-9/30/1985; Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
  • Created Date
  • 1996-07-26
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Navy Hull Technician 2nd Class Brad Fleming (left) helps US Navy Lieutenant Christopher Davison (right) fasten the Integrated Diver's Vest (IDV) around US Navy Engineman Chief Kevin Oelhafen (center). While all three divers are from different commands; Fleming is attached to the submarine tender USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39) (not shown) Norfolk, Virginia, Oelhafen ... more
    The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Navy Hull Technician 2nd Class Brad Fleming (left) helps US Navy Lieutenant Christopher Davison (right) fasten the Integrated Diver's Vest (IDV) around US Navy Engineman Chief Kevin Oelhafen (center). While all three divers are from different commands; Fleming is attached to the submarine tender USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39) (not shown) Norfolk, Virginia, Oelhafen is with the Mobile Diving Salvage Unit -Two, Little Creek, Virginia, and Davison is assigned to the salvage rescue ship USS GRASP (ARS 51), they represent the effort of several east coast diving commands assisting in 24-hour diving operations, at the TWA flight 800 crash site. Chief Oelhafen had the good fortune of locating one of the missing "black boxes" on his first dive. Wednesday, July 24th, around 11:30 p.m., Oelhafen stepped off the stage and saw the coveted data recorders less than 15 feet away. He held the box up in front of the ROV's cameras, and the dive crew on the Grasp was able to confirm that the object he held was indeed a priority. TWA flight 800 crahed in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island, New York, on July 17, 1996. Base: USS Grasp (ARS 51) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Glen J. Hurd, USN Release Status: Released to Public. less
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted