I took 2 hours for a sight seeing trip while in San Diego to walk through
USS Midway Museum, which was just a short walk from my hotel. I took a few
photos of the flight deck, control tower and views around the harbor. Hope you
enjoy this brief tour.
I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to see how our Navy crews lived through
WWII, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.
In the Vietnam War, I flew Helicopters for the 155th Army Air Corps. The Vietnam
workhorse Huey helicopter, one very similar to what I flew back in 1970 was on
the flight deck. During the Vietnam War, I'm sure the USS Midway provided air
cover for several of the Missions I was involved in while serving.
The runway and conning tower of the United States' longest
serving carrier in the 20th century.
It was fascinating to learn that this ship burned 260 gallons of oil for every mile
and carried a 3.4 million gallon fuel capacity. The new carriers are powered by a
Nuclear reactor, so refueling isn't a problem anymore.
Another trivia tidbit that awed me - the USS Midway served 10 tons of food daily
to the crew of 4500. 3000 potatoes and 1000 loaves of bread served daily.
And 500 pies were served when offered.
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