Yankee Station was a point in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam used by the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers of Task Force 77 to launch strikes in the Vietnam War. While its official designation was "Point Yankee," it was universally referred to as Yankee Station. Carriers conducting air operations at Yankee Station were said to be "on the line" and statistical summaries were based on days on the line.
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... Dixie Station was a geographic position during the Vietnam War in the South China Sea off the Mekong Delta from which United States Navy aircraft carriers launched strikes providing close air support for ... Dixie Station was established on 15 May 1965 as a single-carrier counterpart to the multi-carrier Yankee Station, which was located further north near the mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin and was responsible ... Targets for Yankee Station strikes were personally selected (sometimes months in advance) by President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, resulting ...
... The group arrived at Dixie Station off the coast of South Vietnam on 16 January 1966 and remained there until 13 February ... rejoined the carrier task group which had moved to Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin ... Back at Yankee Station, Sproston was again detached for naval gunfire support duty ...
... Yankee Station was a point in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam used by the U.S ... While its official designation was "Point Yankee," it was universally referred to as Yankee Station ... Carriers conducting air operations at Yankee Station were said to be "on the line" and statistical summaries were based on days on the line ...
... coast, and made several replenishment swings through the Yankee Station and Market Time areas ... the period July 15–30, 1971 Niagara Falls and Sacramento are noted by Enterprise operating at Yankee Station as conducting a complex four-helicopter VERTREP ... resupplying the destroyers on the gunline and continuing up to Yankee Station to replenish the aircraft carriers, including the USS Ranger (CV-61) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) ...
... October for her first line tour of the deployment on Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam ... line period saw the ship transfer 290 tons of provisions to ships with task force TF 77 on Yankee Station ... ship transferred 300 tons of food to ships on "Yankee Station" and "Market Time" patrols ...
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