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Regarding the Cuban Crisis in the fall of 1962 and the location of US Aircraft Carriers.  Ms. Rebecca Collier identified the location of the USS Bonne Homme Richard CVA 31 as being  deployed NW of Japan. Looking for records of all US Navy involved in the Cuban Crisis worldwide.  Is there a more complete history   of the US Navy involvement during… (Show more)
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I was aboard the "Bonnie Dick" enroute to Madras India and we were sent to the frigid north off the coast of Siberia  on Oct. 1962.  Sea of Ostkost?? Sakhalien peninsula??? or __________>   All I remember is Fighter Bombers were at the ready on the Cats. loaded and manned.  We wore face masks and it was cold.
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Discussion: In the fall of 1962 the Bonnie DIck was enroute to India when suddenly we were turned from our southerly course 180 and sent to the far north !!!!!!   We went full steam ahead for seemed like 3+days,  All AC were loaded and on the Cats ready for launch 24 hours a day. Rumors were we had strike points on the east coast of Siberia.