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#1 hink441

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 02:38 PM

I picked up these three ready room coffee mugs on eBay. These belonged to Cdr Guy Cane who was the CAG onboard the USS F D Roosevelt during the 1973 cruise. I thought these were really cool.

He retired as a Captain and had an interesting career. US Naval Academy 1954. Vietnam Aviator with one MIG kill while flying the F-8 Crusader with VF-53 off the USS Bon Homme Richard in 1968. Later he was the Skipper with VF-41 flying the F-4 Phantom. He had 212 combat missions and over 1000 carrier landings. He was also a Navy test pilot. The cups are from 1973 when he was CAG-9 commander.

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 02:47 PM

Cool Mugs. Good job keeping them together!



#3 hink441

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:34 PM

Cool Mugs. Good job keeping them together!



Thanks for the comment. I would love to get the cups from the entire Carrier Air Group. The complete set is probably lost to time.

Have you gotten any nice buckles lately?

Chris

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 03:19 AM

Here are two pics of the CAG. The bottom picture is the CAG manning up a F-8.

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#5 Brian Keith

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 03:48 PM

Cool mugs. I wonder how many gallons of coffee went through them. I pick up stuff like that when I find it cheep at a thrift store.
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Posted 30 April 2019 - 02:56 PM

Chris... now all you need is a ready room chair :)

#7 hink441

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 05:42 AM

Chris... now all you need is a ready room chair :)


You are right Linda! I need another chair, only have one now. Wish I hadn't sold the other one at Roberts auction a few years back. 🙄

Chris


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