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USS Midway

Midway's History

Specifications

Midway's CO's

Midway's Awards

Cruises & Squadrons

Air-to-Air Victories

Memorabilia

Patch Collection

Photo Gallery

Video Gallery

Tip of the Sword

Midway Magic

In Memoriam

Museum News

Museum Help Requests

Midway Links

MidwaySailor Store

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets

Military Section

Photo Galleries

My Scale Models

London Central

Who am I?

 

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USS Midway ~ Fleet's Finest Carrier

 

 

 

USS Midway’s History

 

Cruises & Deployments

 

Photo Gallery

 

In Memoriam

Ship’s Specifications

 

Air-to-Air Victories

 

Video Gallery

 

Midway Museum News

Commanding Officers

 

Memorabilia

 

Tip of the Sword

 

Museum Help Requests

Ship’s Awards

 

Patch Collection

 

Midway Magic

 

USS Midway Links

 

 

 

MidwaySailor.com Store

 

 

 

In January of 1989, I reported to VAQ-136 onboard USS Midway, CV-41. I spent almost three years aboard her, sailing the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Persian Gulf. In August of 1991 I left Midway and cross-decked to USS Independence, CV-62. After leaving the squadron in 1992, I spent the next six years with two other commands in Japan. Although the next commands were great ones, neither of them could compare to the incredible experience of USS Midway. On January 10, 2004, I was very lucky and honored to be one of the few hundred allowed to ride Midway on her final voyage across San Diego Bay. During the several hours Midway was being towed, I wandered the ship reliving memories and remembering the time I spent aboard her in my younger days. It was a very special day and I am very proud to have been present during Midway's last cruise. I have returned to Midway twice more since she arrived in San Diego. It was my privilege to participate in the USS Midway / San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum's grand opening in June 2004 as part of the Museum's Safety / Security Team. My last visit was in March 2005 and I am eagerly awaiting another chance to return.

In remembrance of USS Midway and all the sailors who served aboard her, I have decided to share her magic with the rest of the world. Within this site I have compiled a series of pages, which include Midway's history and specifications. I have put together lists of her commanding officers, awards, cruises, air wings, and squadrons. There are large galleries of pictures, patches, and memorabilia. The ship's history has been researched in-depth and is drawn from many sources. While I believe it to be the most comprehensive history on USS Midway that is publicly available, I would very much welcome corrections and additions which can be supported and verified.

With this said, I hope you will enjoy my tribute to what I consider the Fleet's Finest Carrier.

 

~ Troy Prince, Aviation Machinist's Mate, USN

~ VAQ-136 Gauntlets aboard USS Midway & USS Independence (1989 ~ 1992)

~ NAF Atsugi AIMD (1992 ~ 1994)

~ NAF Misawa AIMD (1994 ~ 1998)

 

 

 

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Anyone is welcome to use this information for their own use. It is the history of a great ship and belongs to everyone. I have had notes from people who have used it in school reports and various research projects. At least one person has even printed and framed it. For those wanting to use this information on their own websites: please give credit where credit is due! While no permission is required to use this information, if you copy this history, please at least acknowledge where you obtained it. Do not claim it as your own! It has taken several years of research and compiling information to make this into what it has become. If you do use it, please let me know how and where you used it and if it was beneficial to you.

 

USS Midway, CV-41

 

 

San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

USS Midway Museum

 

 

 

Buzz Nau's CV41.org

CV41.org - Formerly Eagle3's Nest

 

 

 

Midway's Aircraft

Midway's Aircraft Home

 

 

 

USS Midway Museum Online Store

USS Midway Museum Online Store

 

 

 

USS Midway Veterans Association

USS Midway Veterans Association

 

 

 

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