This photo taken by LT JG Anderson on April 24, 1967 from a plane in formation shows ENS. James W. Lainge of VF-114 ejecting from an F-4B Phantom II over the Tonkin Gulf after a mission to Kep Airfield in North Vietnam. While returning to the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) the decision was made to eject from the aircraft. The pilot would eject shortly after this photo was taken.
ENS. James W. Lainge can be seen riding his Martin-Baker Mk. H-5 ejection seat above the aircraft. The extended middle section of the catapult tube is visible in the now empty aft cockpit.
Official USN photograph
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