Equipment used by the parties in the area The photos below show examples of the types of equipment used by the parties in the area on June 8, 1967.
USS Liberty as she appeared before the attack.
One of two Sixth Fleet aircraft carriers to launch rescue aircraft .
The second Sixth Fleet aircraft carrier that launched aircraft to come to the rescue of USS Liberty.
Davis was the first ship to meet and render aid to Liberty following the attack.
Massey was the second ship to arrive and assist Liberty.
Papago was the seagoing tug that met and brought Liberty to dry dock in Malta following the attack.
Navy EC-121 Airborne Intercept Platform
A Navy EC-121 aircraft intercepted some of the Israeli radio traffic at the end of the attack.
Air Force EC-130 Airborne Intercept Platform
An Air Force EC-130 aircraft intercepted the Israeli air to ground communications during the attack.
Navy E3B Airborne Intercept Platform
The Navy also had E3B communications and signals intercept platforms operating in the area.
Navy F-4 Fighter
The Sixth Fleet aircraft carriers launched F-4 aircraft to come to the rescue of USS Liberty. Minutes after their launch, the Israelis broke off their attack and reported that they had made "a mistake."
The aircraft carriers also launched A-4 fighter-bombers to aid Liberty.
The carriers also launched A-1 aircraft to cover USS Liberty. These aircraft, had then not been recalled, would have been able to remain on station for a very long time.
Israeli Torpedo Boat
This photo is of one of the three Israeli torpedo boats that torpedoed the ship, then circled it for another 45 minutes, raking it with cannon and machine-gun fire.
NordAtlas Recon Aircraft
This was one of the many Israeli recon aircraft that orbited USS Liberty throughout the day of the attack.
Israeli Mystere 3 Fighter-Bomber
Aircraft of this type were used in the strike packages that we sent to attack USS Liberty.
Israeli Mirage 3 Fighter-Bomber
This type of aircraft was also used in the strike packages the Israelis sent to attack USS Liberty.