The USS Hornet (CVS-12) Far-East Westpac cruise of 1965 is now a piece of Naval history; but to those that were a part of that adventure, their memories live on. Lt. Mike Ray was a Grumman S2 ‘Tracker” pilot whose squadron (VS-35) was assigned to CVSG-57. This is a collection of his memories and photographs … and they will act as a monument to all the sailors and officers who served on the wooden decked Essex class carriers in the 1960’s. Available in both hardcover and pdf versions … both are filled with literally hundreds of beautiful 35 mm images shot by Lt. Ray. There simply is not another collection like it.