Ramp Watch

Page Thirteen

The photos on this page were contributed by Ray Ruggles. They were taken between 1964 and 1965 during the time Ray, while serving with VR-24 Rota, was also assigned Temporary Additonal Duty (TAD) at the base aviation fuel farm. That assignment enabled Ray to see and photograph an interesting assortment of transient aircraft, the results of which are shown below. Anyone who has photos or information that he/she cares to share with "shipmates" and friends is encouraged to send them to Dick Prather, Webmaster/Editor of the VR-24 website.

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A USN McDonald F4H Phantom from an airgroup aboard a carrier in the Med.

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Douglas AD-6 Skyraider Buno 39649 on the ramp at Rota.

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Two Douglas A4D Skyhawks BUNOs 8528 and 1092 from USS Forestal at Rota.

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A4D Skyhawks possible BUNOs 10529 and 10593 on ramp at Rota.

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USN Lochkheed P2V5FS 131526 from VP-7 probably deployed to Rota.

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A pair of USN North American A3J Vigalantes, one of which AN Ruggles is fueling, on the ramp at Rota.

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A rare shot of a U.S. Air Force Douglas C133 Cargomaster on the Ramp at Rota.

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U.S. Air Force C121 Constellation at Rota. Photo shows the perforated steel Marston Matting used for part of ramp.

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The Rota "Station" Douglas R4D gets a wash job.

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Sikorsky H34 BUNO 3924 Station SAR helo on ramp at Rota.

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