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Air Wings - Straight Flight Deck

CRUISE DATES CARRIER
AIR GROUPS
CRUISE COMMENT
01/19/1948 - 04/05/1948 CVBG-5 Shakedown   
06/07/1948 - 08/06/1948 CVEG-2 Modified Med 
Midshipmen  
 
05/03/1949 - 01/01/1949 CAG-2  Med  
09/09/1950 - 02/01/1951 CVG-17 Med 6/26/1950 Korean War Started 
03/20/1951 - 10/06/1951 CVG-2 Med Korean War Continues 
04/19/1952 - 10/12/1952 CVG-4 Med Korean War Continues 
04/26/1953 - 10/21/1953  CVG-8 Med 06/27/1953 Korean War Ended 
 07/07/1954 - 12/20/1954  CAG-10 Med    
04/05/1955 - 09/29/1955  CVG-17 Med   
 08/13/1956 - 02/11/1957 CVG-10 Med Egyptian Suez Crisis
 04/24/1957   De-commissioned Conversion to angled Flight Deck, 
3 deck edge elevators, and hurricane bow


Air Wings - Canted Flight Deck

CRUISE DATES CARRIER
AIR GROUPS
CRUISE COMMENT
01/25/1960   Assigned to Carrier Division  7 Homeport - Alameda, CA 
09/19/1960 - 05/27/1961 CVG - 15 WesPac  
12/12/1961 - 7/17/1962 CVG - 15 WesPac  
04/03/1963 - 11/25/1963 CVG - 15 WesPac  
12/07/1964 - 11/01/1965 CVG - 15 WesPac 1st Combat assignment
7/1966 - 2/1967  CVW - 2   WesPac 2nd Combat assignment
7/1967 - 4/1968 CVW - 15  WesPac 3rd Combat assignment
9/1968 - 4/1969 CVW - 15  WesPac 4th Combat assignment
9/1969 - 7/1970 CVW - 15  WesPac 5th Combat assignment
11/1971 - 7/1972 CVW - 15  WesPac 6th Combat assignment
3/1973 - 11/1973 CVW - 15  WesPac    
12/1974 - 7/1975 CVW - 15  WesPac Evacuation of Saigon 

SS Mayaguez Rescue
2/1977 - 10/1977 CVW - 15  WesPac  
11/1979 - 6/1980 CVW - 14  WesPac  
8/1981 - 3/1982 CVW - 14  WesPac  
3/1983 - 9/1983 CVW - 14  Around the World   
10/1985 - 5/1986 CVW - 13  Med  Libyan Operations
9/1987 - 3/1988 CVW - 13  Med   
5/1989 - 10/1989 CVW - 13 Med  Beirut Evacuation 
1990   Decommissioned