|Close-ups of Eaton in black and white (date unknown) and color (Chesapeake Bay, August 1964)|
|Task Group ALFA, formation portrait of the anti-submarine group's ships and aircraft, taken during 1959 exercises in the Atlantic, while Secretary of the Navy William B. Franke was embarked. Ships include the group flagship, USS Valley Forge (CVS-45) in center, two submarines, and seven destroyers. Identifiable among the latter are USS Eaton (DDE-510) at left front, USS Beale (DDE-471) following Eaton, USS Waller (DDE-466) in the center foreground, and USS Conway (DDE-507) at right front. Aircraft overhead include two formations of S2F "Trackers" from the Valley Forge air group, plus one shore-based P2V "Neptune" from Norfolk Naval Air Station, Virginia. Two HSS-1 helicopters are flying low, directly over the submarines. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.|
|USS Valley Forge (CVS-45) refueling from USS Pawcatuck (AO-108), 18 June 1959, during operations as flagship of the anti-submarine Task Group ALFA. USS Eaton (DDE-510) is also refueling, from the oiler's starboard side. Fourteen S2F anti-submarine planes and two HSS-1 helicopters are parked on the carrier's flight deck and deck-edge elevator. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.|
Go back to Kelly Ann Smith's homepage!