The "COD"
(C1-A Trader)

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"Carrier On-board Delivery"

C1-A Trader
Grumman TF-1 (C-1A) "Trader"

Notice that this COD was attached to the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)

Picture courtesy of  Scott Van Aken
C1-A Trader PageVisit Mark W. Felhofer's
VRC-50 Association Website
(Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 50)

Jake takes a picture of the beloved COD taking the Mail to his girlfriend!


Grumman S-2E Tracker

were sometimes designated as a COD

Every Sailor on an Aircraft Carrier loves the COD!

Why? Because it always brings the mail!
(sometimes, it takes you stateside for Leave or Separation )

A similar aircraft to the Tracer, without the Radar Tower

Onboard Squadron of CAG-21 featuring this Aircraft was
VAW-11 Det Lima (I think but not sure)


Quarter Deck