USS INDEPENDENCE (CVA 62) was commissioned as a
Forrestal Class Attack Aircraft Carrier
at the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard, New York, on January 10, 1959.
She is the fifth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name INDEPENDENCE.

USS INDEPENDENCE (CV62) was decommissioned
on September 30, 1998.
She rests in Bremerton Naval Shipyard, Washington

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HTML>OP Division 1992 - 1993 CV62
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Patches Provided by
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For their help in developing
these Ship's Co. Pages
Leigh D. Allvord
M Div. * 1958-1960

Richard E. Binder
S3 Div. * 1974-1975

Dave "Sparrowhawk" Foley
V0 Div. * 1980-1983

John L. Hedinger
RVAH-1 * 1964-1967
OZ Div. * 1970-1974

Stanley Richardson
RVAH-12 * 1971

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Independence Memorial Library
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1965 WestPac Cruise
John L. Hedinger
1966 - 1967 Med Cruise
John L. Hedinger
1974 / 1975 Med Cruise
Richard E. Binder

My Apologies
To those who have Sent
their names and additional
information that I have
not added yet.
The project has become very
large and even though I
work on it almost every day,
it is impossible for me
to keep up.
I will continue to add the
names and information as
quickly as I can.

Thank You All For Your Support
George W. Fetherman AN
V1 - Rep 8, 1958 - 1960

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Anyone out there with information on any of my subject matter, feel free to send me additions and / or corrections.

This Page Updated 12/05/01 gwf
OP Division 1992 - 1993

1992 Cruise Patches Patches Provided by Jimmy Parrack DC2
"I'm sorry we only take ID card pictures
between 8 and 11 every morning."

The INDEPENDENCE Photo Lab does more than
take photographs for ID cards. The lab responds
to a variety of assignments, whether it's a
re-enlistment picture for Public Affairs, or a
report of an accident or an investigation.

The Photomates of the lab have been on the
scene all over the ship this year and have
provided a great number of photos for the
cruise book and processed nearly all of them.
With capabilities to process all types of
pictures both color and black and white, and slides.

The photo lab, by its own estimation, will have
produced enough prints to completely paper
the hull of the ship during the cruise!

Wow, that's a lot of time in the darkroom.

************* ENLISTED *************
Scott R. Smith PH3
Nov 91 - Nov 93

************* OFFICERS *************

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FLAG - click here
COXO CVA62 - click here COXO CV62 - click here
Administrative Department - click here AIMD Department - click here
Air Department - click here Communications Department - click here
Deck Department - click here Dental Department - click here
Engineering Department - click here Medical Department - click here
Navigation Department - click here Operations Department - click here
Supply Department - click here Weapons Department - click here
Marine Detachment - click here AIR GROUP - click here

Photo Collections  - click here

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