USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association
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Now Hear This
  • Newest issue - March 2017 - of the Coral Sea Breeze is now available here.
  • 2017 Spring Fling reunion dates and locations announced here.
  • Take a look at the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Coral Sea Division here.
  • Don't forget to renew your Association membership here.
USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association
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On This Day In Coral Sea History
April 29
  • 1950 - Captain Frederick M.Trapnell assumes command of the USS Coral Sea at Norfolk .
  • 1963 - USS Coral Sea entered Sydney to participate in the 21st anniversary of the World War II Battle of the Coral Sea.
  • 1961 - USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) became part of the Vietnam Expeditionary Force (VEF), her first VEF deployment of the cruise.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - The USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association will be placing a memorial plaque for USS Coral Sea at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, California.

The plaque dedication ceremony will be held on 20 May 2017 @ 11 am PDT. Following the ceremony there will be a luncheon at Mil Phillips VFW Post. Everyone is welcome, please contact Clarence Neander accrane@msn.com or Mil Phillips MilPhillip@aol.com with number attending.

Click here to view the Coral Sea Plaque and the Mt. Soledad Memorial.


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1967 - A-4 Skyhawk starts down Coral Sea's deck as it catapults for a mission over Vietnam.

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