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San Diego Harbor & USS Midway Museum Photo Tour

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. 

               USS Midway Museum San Diego CA

I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to see how our Navy crews lived through

WWII, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.

                 huey helicopter

 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.

                    USS Midway aircraft carrier runway - conning tower 

                   The runway and conning tower of the United States' longest

                   serving carrier in the 20th century.

                    USS Midway aircraft carrier runway

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. 

                    view from carrier deck

 

                     San Diego Bay

 

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. 

 

                  A Slide show of all my USS Midway photos can be seen here.

                     

                     

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Comment balloon 29 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • November 20 2009 09:27AM
San Diego Harbor & USS Midway Museum Photo Tour
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