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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:45 pm 
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The Korean conflict has always been a tragic fascination, as well as the years just before and after Korea. (The Vietnam era included). These Wars and conflicts have never received the attention and coverage they rightfully deserve. At least no where near the attention WW2 receives. So here's a few photos that may interest some of you. Not a B&W photo in the batch. All great images of the 1950's, 60's and 70's. Sources, NMNA archives, Library of Congress archives, SDASM archives. LIFE archives.

Many photos here, (and hope you don't mind) are not in any particular order as well as most dates omitted. I'll add a few USAF images as well.

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TBM-3U of Utility Squadron 7A (VU-7A) pictured at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.

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TBM-3U of Utility Squadron 7A (VU-7A) pictured at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.

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A McDonnell Douglas F2H-2P Banshee from VMJ-1 attached to a tow vehicle and being worked upon by two men on an air field in Korea. 1952

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A McDonnell Douglas F2H-2P Banshee from VMJ-1 parked on a runway at an air base in Korea, during the Korean War. 1952

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A Grumman F9F-7 Cougar of the Redbird Squadron (QF-9A) Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, CA sits on a flight line 1970

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A T-28B Trojan of Training Squadron (VT) 6 in flight near Pensacola Beach 1965

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AD-2Q of Attack Squadron One Hundred Ninety-Five (VA-195) from CV-21 (USS Boxer) in flight in the western Pacific (WESTPAC).

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMA-312 is on the ground at K-1 field in Korea. 1951

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A Grumman F9F Panther in flight in front of a snow capped volcano 1950's

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Two Grumman F9F-2 Panthers in flight. The pilot in plane S-107 is LTJG Earnie Russell. The pilot in plane S-116 is Midshipman Neil Armstrong. 1950's

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Navy Grumman F8F8 Bearcat, BuNo 95253 1950's

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F4U Corsair attached to Fighter Squadron Forty-Four, Hornets taking off from the flight deck of the U.S.S. Boxer, CV-21, for a strike into North Korea in June of 1953.

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Navy F4U-4 Corsair, BuNo 62034, of VF-74 from the U.S.S. Bennington (CVA-20) in flight taken in October of 1953 over the Mediterranean. 1953

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USN Bureau No 97385 F4U-4 Corsair CVG 19 VF 192 CV-37 USS Princeton 1950's

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TBM-3U and F6F-5K on the ground at Naval Air Station (NAS) Norfolk VA.

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TBM-3R of Transport Squadron Twenty-Three (VR-23) in flight in Korea. 1952

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TBM-3E of Basic Training Unit Three (BTU-3) on CVL-26 (USS Monterey).

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SB2C-5 of Attack Squadron 9A (VA-9A) ascends to the flight deck of USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) in preparation for launch from the carrier. 1948

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North American F-82B

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North American F-82 Twin Mustang Night Figther

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F9F-8T Cougar is on the ground at Forrest Sherman Airfield, NAS Pensacola, FL. 1960

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F9F-8B Cougar aircraft of VA-113 landing on USS Essex (CVA-9) 1956

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F9F-8 Cougar aircraft of VF-121 on the elevator of USS Hancock (CVA-19) in WESTPAC. 1955

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F9F-6 aircraft launching from the deck of USS Bennington (CVA-15) in the Mediterranean Sea.1955

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Part 2

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F9F-5 Panther aircraft of VF-154 is on the deck of USS Princeton (CVA-37) in Korean waters 1953

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F9F-2 Panther aircraft of VF-53 is on the deck of USS Essex (CV-9) 1952

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F9F-2 Panther aircraft of VF-51 from the USS Essex (CV-9) is in flight near or over Korea. 1951

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F4U-5N Corsair aircraft of VMF(N)-513 is on the ground in Korea.

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F4U-4 of NARTU Los Alamitos, CA, in flight over Southern California. 1950

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F4U-4 Corsair of VMF-323 landing nose tipped down on USS Sicily (CVE-118). 1951

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMF-323 on the deck of USS Sicily (CVE-118). 1951

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMF-323 on the deck of USS Sicily (CVE-118). 1951

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMF-323 on K-1 in Korea. 1951

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMF-323 lined up on the flight deck of USS Sicily (CVE-118) in waters off MCAS Sesebo, Japan. 1951

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMF-323 having crashed at a barrier on the deck of the USS Sicily (CVE-118). 1951

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMF-323 at the graveyard at MCAS Sasebo, Japan. 1951

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMF-323 at K-1, Pusan, Korea. 1951

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VF-874 on the deck of the USS Oriskany (CV-34) in Southern California waters. 1952

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VF-74 in flight off USS Bennington (CVA-20) in the Mediterranean Sea. 1952

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Part 3

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VF-63 on the USS Pphilippine Sea (CV-47) 1952

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VF-53 lined up on the flight deck of USS Yorktown (CV-5). 1952

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F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VF-24 are on the deck of USS Philippean Sea (CV-47) of the coast of Korea. 1951

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F4U Corsair aircraft of VMF-212 on the catapult ready to launch for a strike on Korea. 1952

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An F6F Hellcat launches from the USS Monterey (CVL-26) during carrier qualifications in the Gulf of Mexico 1953

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AD-5W EA1E of Carrier Air Early Warning Squadron Eleven (VAW-11), flying near San Diego.

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AD-5 (TOW) of Utility Squadron One (VU-1) on the ground at Naval Air Station (NAS) Barbers Point.

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AD-4NAs of Attack Squadron Sixty-Five (VA-65) on the ground at Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda.

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AD-4NA of Fighter Squadron One Hundred Ninety-Four (VF-194) flying off the North Korean coast with survival cannister and bomb load.

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AD-1Q, blue, of Composite Squadron Thirty-Five (VC-35) on the ground.

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Part 4

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1st Lt. Bud Yount from VMF-323 poses in front of his F4U-4 Corsairs aboard the USS Sicily (CVE-118). 1951

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VMF-323 Aerial view of facilities and aircraft at K-1, an airfield in Pusan, South Korea. 1951

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A TBM-3E Avenger of Attack Squadron (VA) 95 launches from the aircraft carrier Philippine Sea (CV 47) 1948

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A TBM-3E Avenger of Experimental Squadron (VX) 1 pictured at Naval Air Station (NAS) Boca Chica, Florida 1948

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SB2C-5A Helldiver of Attack Squadron (VA) 5A lined up with F4U Corsair and FJ Fury at Naval Air Station (NAS) San Diego, California 1949

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View of SNJ-6B Texans on the flight line at Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Barin Field.

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An SNJ-4 Texan assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Norfolk, Virginia 1949

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A-1H Skyraider of Attack Squadron (VA) 25 1960

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Navy Douglas AD-5N Skyraider, BuNo 35054

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F4U-4B Corsair 97428

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AD-1 Belly landing in Korea 1952

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F4U-5N Corsair aircraft of VMF(N)-513 is on the ground at K-1, Korea.

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A-26's O'hare Field in 1949

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An early production T-28B Trojan pictured in flight over Southern California 1954

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F4U-5N Corsair aircraft of VMF(N)-513 is on the ground at K-1 Field in Korea. 1952

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Grumman F7F Tigercat, Korea

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Jeeps maneuver an AD-4 Skyraider of Attack Squadron (VA) 728 and an AD-4W Skyraider of Composite Squadron (VC) 11, Detachment D on the flight deck of the carrier Antietam (CV 36). 1952

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AD of Attack Squadron One Hundred Fifty-Two (VA-152) from USS Oriskany (CVA-34) in flight.

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Ad of Attack Squadron One Hundred Seventy-Six (VA-176) on the ground.

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Love those Radials :drink3:


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Part 5

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AD of Carrier Air Early Warning Squadron Thirteen (VAW-13)

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AD of the Viet Nam Air Force (VNAF)

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AD of the Viet Namese Air Force (VNAF)

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AD with markings for Viet Nam Air Force (VNAF).

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Man! that is one LOUD QF-9 :shock: I think that PANTER of CAG 2 is sliding past Mt. Fuji. I agree that the Korean War ear is poorly represented so I'm encouraged to see posts like this and other contributions here.

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Awesome - I had never seen VMF-323 corsairs with that nose art! Also love the Cougar in China Lake colors!

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Very, very nice!


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:04 pm 
Another GREAT set of vintage photos, Mark! Thanks for sharing.

One minor correction to note - the faded Cougar near the beginning would be a QF-9H (not QF-9A) if it was originally an F9F-7 model. The F9F-6 became the F-9G, the F9F-7 became the F-9H and the F9F-8 became the F-9J.

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Every time I see an F-82 I think:

"I have the controls and I'm going left"
"NO! I have the controls and I'm going RIGHT!"
"NO DARN IT... LEFT!"
"I SAID RIGHT!"

(I believe only one guy had controls and the other the radar... but I can imagine the conversation!)


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I like that there are a number of Avengers in the Korean War pics. While they were mostly used as transports and hacks, I know a few of them flew into the emergency airstrips during the Chosin Reservoir battle. There seems to be an almost complete dearth of material on the Avenger in Korea. Most Avenger histories end their detailed operations at 1945 and then have the following blurb "The Avenger remained in U.S. Navy service until 1954", without mentioning any details of that service.


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Mark,

Thanks for posting the photos. Also, I sent you a PM. OOOPPPSSS. I didn't see your PM in response to my original PM :roll:

Does anyone know if any SB2Cs saw any action in Korea?

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Very welcome as always, I have several more if you dudes aren't 'burned out' yet. lol, Not sure about the SB2C working in Korea.

Mac e-mail sent.

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