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LM-12
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posted 11-22-2013 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which missions had their flights spelled out by sailors on the deck of the prime recovery ship?

Both "Faith 7" and "Mercury 9" were spelled out on the deck of the USS Kearsarge in May 1963.

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posted 11-22-2013 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 7 was spelled out by the crew of the USS Essex. A picture of it can be found on page 32 of Peterson's Book of Man in Space, Vol. 4 - A Giant Leap for Mankind.

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posted 11-22-2013 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Navy crew spelled out "Apollo 8" on the deck of the USS Yorktown in 1968.

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posted 12-07-2013 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Apollo 16" was spelled out on the flight deck of the USS Ticonderoga.

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