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Old February 15th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #10
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Back in the day Bears attempted flyovers regularly.

We recovered a few banged-up F-14s that "challenged" said Bears. Likewise a few Bears ditched at sea after sustaining in-flight damage.

They never flew over a carrier on my watch. They flew over escort ships, in one or two cases "dusting the rigging" - but never the bird farm. There were a few cases of damn near combat, but no weapons were discharged. Bear crews were fond of shining spotlights into the eyes of Navy aircrews.
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