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Red Grandy ©Stars and StripesMediterranean Sea, June, 1969: F-4 Phantom jets fly over the USS John F. Kennedy during maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea. Photographer Red Grandy, riding in another Phantom, later described the takeoff from the carrier: "The thrust pulled my lips back into an involuntary smile that was far from a reflection of my true feelings. We rocketed in two seconds to an exhilarating 150 miles an hour in a distance of 180 feet."


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