A Yankee Doodle Day

Victory in the air, fun at sea, but trouble for Reagan's budget

Ronald Reagan, who played a commander of the submarine Starfish in Hellcats of the Navy (1957), had never been aboard an aircraft carrier. So he was visibly delighted at the strafing runs, submarine hunts and other shows of Navy air prowess put on for him during a visit to the U.S.S. Constellation, 55 miles off the California coast. The Commander in Chief allowed that it would "be a kick" to fly in an F-14 jet fighter, though he did not insist on going...

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