Here is a preface quote from the photographer, Dr. Robert Reiheld.
My son asked me to comment on these pictures. They were taken 71-72. They are all ektachrome, most of which were processed by the photo lab on the carrier. A couple of them were done at the wrong temperature, which gave an interesting blue cast that was "artistic". If you correct them in Photoshop, they don't work as well.
My sincere thanks go out to forum Goon Slo-Tek for posting the pictures and to Dr. Robert Reiheld for taking the pictures, posting comments on each one, and for his service to our country.
Two F-4s refuelling from an A-6 converted for tanker use. The Navy uses the basket system because it works well with relatively small tanker planes that they can launch from carriers. The Airforce boom system requires a man in the tail of the tanker to control the boom, but transfers more fuel faster.
F-4 by sunset over "Yankee Station". This was the standard carrier operating postion off North Vietnam. As opposed to "Dixie Station" off South Vietnam.
This space-age device is a cardboard box with two holes in it. The operative sticks a hand in one end. The contact inserts a hand in the other end. With both hands shielded from prying eyes, a secret handshake can commence.
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