U.S. Navy Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (BuNo 155022) from Attack Squadron VA-164 "Ghostriders" on the aircraft carrier USS Hancock (CV-19), in September 1975. VA-164 was assigned to the Hancock for a deployment to the Western Pacific from 18 March to 20 October 1975. Since late 1967 the squadron commander's aircraft ("401") of VA-164 was named "Lady Jessie", to honour LCdr. R.C. Perry, who had been shot down and killed in his "Lady Jessie" (A-4E, BuNo 151991) on 31 October 1967.
Photos by Henry Patton