* The complete story of a legendary vessel.
* Told with the help of the men who served aboard her.
* Visit the restored sub at San Diego.
The Midway matched the Missouri in longevity, achieving a staggering 47 years in service. Launched just too late to fight in WWII, she didn't have to wait long for prolonged battle action, and ultimately outdid many of the WWII carriers in fighting service.
The Midway was involved in the air offensive off Vietnam beginning in 1963, accounting for some of the first MiGs downed by the U.S. She would become a mainstay in the offshore carrier force designated Yankee Station, flying numberless sorties into the heart of the North Vietnamese missile and MiG defenses. Her rescue missions to snatch away downed flyers were legend. The Midway was a stabilizing force in the seas off Arabia during the many crises in the area. And in the first Gulf War, the old veteran was right in the middle of the action. The Midway is still afloat as a battle museum at San Diego, California.