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USS Saratoga flight deck, 1990

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 15, 2021

Rob Jagodzinski ©Stars and Stripes
Red Sea, November, 1990: An E-2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft is towed along the flight deck of the USS Saratoga during Operation Desert Shield, the prelude to the Gulf War. The Hawkeye, with its large radar dome, was said to be capable of monitoring any flight activity within 500 miles of the carrier.