• Creator
  • Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
  • Created Date
  • 1997-11-16
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: F-14B Tomcats and F/A-18C Hornets from Carrier Air Wing One, fill the flight deck of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) while transiting the Suez Canal. Following a Presidential order to head for the Persian Gulf region, elements of the GEORGE WASHINGTON battle group led by the carrier immediately left their regularly scheduled sta... more
    The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: F-14B Tomcats and F/A-18C Hornets from Carrier Air Wing One, fill the flight deck of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) while transiting the Suez Canal. Following a Presidential order to head for the Persian Gulf region, elements of the GEORGE WASHINGTON battle group led by the carrier immediately left their regularly scheduled station in the Mediterranean and began the 7 day passage to the Gulf, which starts with a Suez Canal transit. GEORGE WASHINGTON will join the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) battle group already on station. Both will enforce UN sanctions against Iraq by patrolling the No-Fly Zone. Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 16 November 1997. Subject Operation/Series: SOTHERN WATCH Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) State: Suez Canal Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Christopher Bishop, USN Release Status: Released to Public. less
  • Format
  • Magnetic Disk
    Magnetic Disk: Hard Drive
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted