USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CVB / CVA / CV - 42

 

 

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Photos

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Commissioning

January 1946

Naval Aviation News

cover

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

October 27, 1945

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1946

Shakedown Cruise

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

April 1946

All Hands

Magazine article

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

April 1946

From my collection

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

July 1946

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

July 1946

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

First Carrier Jet Ops

September 1946

Naval Aviation News

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

November 1948

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1940's or 1950's

Source Unknown

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1940's or 1950's

USN Photo

From my collection

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1950's

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1950's

USN Photo

From my collection

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1950's

USN Photo

From my collection

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1950's

USN Photo

From my collection

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1950's

USN Photo

From my collection

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Early 1950's

Bernie Stadiem

Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Early 1950's

Bernie Stadiem

Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

July 1951

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

October 1951

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

July 1959

Naval Aviation News

article ~ Page 1

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

July 1959

Naval Aviation News

article ~ Page 2

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

March 1963

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

June 1963

Naval Aviation News

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1966

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

January 1966

Naval Aviation News

Back Cover

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

October 1966

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

November 1966

Naval Aviation News

cover

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Vietnam War

November 1966

Naval Aviation News

article ~ Page 1

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Vietnam War

November 1966

Naval Aviation News

article ~ Page 2

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1969

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1969

Mayport, FL

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1969

Mayport, FL

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1969

Mayport, FL

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Late 1960's

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Late 1960's

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1970's

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Early 1970's

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1971

Athens, Greece

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1971

Athens, Greece

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1971

Athens, Greece

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

1971

Palma, Mallorca

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

June 1971

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

October 1973

USN Photo

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Date Unknown

USN Photo

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Date Unknown

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Date Unknown

Walt Niblick Photo

Courtesy of

Eddie Miller

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Date Unknown

Courtesy of Buzz Nau

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Date Unknown

Courtesy of Buzz Nau

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

FDR Retires

November 1977

Naval Aviation News

article

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

FDR Decommissioned

February 1978

Naval Aviation News

article

 

 

 

 

Robert Wendling Photos

Robert was assigned to FDR's 3-A Boiler Room during the 1966 ~ 67 West Pac cruise.

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Hong Kong

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Naples

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Malta

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Mayport, FL

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Mayport, FL

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Mayport, FL

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Mayport, FL

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Mayport, FL

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Catapult Repairs

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Catapult Repairs

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Island

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Flight Deck

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Island & C-1A

Trader COD

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Bow

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A-4 Skyhawk

landing

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A-4 Skyhawk

landing

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A-4 Skyhawk

landing

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C-1A Trader

COD

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E-1 Tracer

landing

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Phantoms

& Skyhawks

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A-3 Skywarrior

landing

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F-4 Phantom

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F-4 Phantom

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A-4 Skyhawk

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

SH-2 Seasprite

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A-4 Skyhawk

in hangar bay

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Rough Sea VertRep

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Rough Sea VertRep

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Rough Sea VertRep

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Rough Sea VertRep

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Rough Sea VertRep

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3-A Boiler Room

hatch

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

3-A Boiler Room

ladder

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

3-A Boiler Room

door

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3-A Boiler Room

Front of boiler

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3-A Boiler Room

Inside boiler

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3-A Boiler Room

Inside boiler tube

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3-A Boiler Room

Inside fire box

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3-A Boiler Room

Inside fire box tube

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3-A Boiler Room

Behind boiler

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3-A Boiler Room

Escape hatch

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Machine Shop

1967

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Machine Shop

1967

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Machine Shop

1967

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Wendling

& Moody

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Wendling

& Reilley

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

After West Pac, I went to San Diego for MR "A" school. I returned to FDR in the summer of 1967 and was assigned

to the Machine Shop. I thought I had better explain this photo. Looks like a trashcan? We built this to wash clothes

in the shop. We hooked it up to the lathe spindle and used the coolant pump to fill and empty it. It worked great...

As long as you didn't put the lathe on a high speed!

~ Robert

 

 

 

1961

F8U-1 Crusader ~ VF-11 Red Rippers

piloted by LTJG Terry Kryway

 

The aircraft hit hard on the starboard main mount and broke off the wheel. The wheel bounced up into the wheel well

and ruptured the main fuel line. The scraping of the bare main strut pulled the nose to the right, which imposed an

asymmetrical load on the tailhook, ripping it out. The fuel caught fire, and the pilot ejected safely.

Courtesy of Chet Morris & John Njaa

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

 

 

 

 

Memorabilia

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Patch

From my collection

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Patch

From my collection

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

 

Patch

From my collection

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Jumper & Patch

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Ball Cap

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

5" Shell Casing

Ashtray

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Coffee Mug

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Zippo

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Table Lighter

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

Postcard

Courtesy of

Robert Wendling

 

 

 

 

Warship International ~ 1975, No. 2

The Midway Class Carriers

From my collection

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

Warship International, 1975, No. 2

 

 

 

 

August 1999 Sea Classics magazine ~ Midway Class Carriers article

From my collection

1999 Sea Classics article

1999 Sea Classics article

1999 Sea Classics article

1999 Sea Classics article

1999 Sea Classics article

1999 Sea Classics article

1999 Sea Classics article

1999 Sea Classics article

1999 Sea Classics article

 

 

 

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