Pacific Ocean Date:1950, January 16 Duration:2 min 53 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Marine Corps F4U Corsair airplane is catapulted from flight deck of the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-166) in waters off Korea. Another Corsair is catapulted. Its tail code: "WS" clearly visible, identifying it as belonging to Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-323 (Deathrattlers). View from further aft, with carrier island at to starboard, as another F4U is catapulted. Other Corsairs taxi forward toward the catapults. After another F4U is catapulted, a flight of four, in formation,flies over the carrier. Deck crew members stand and converse. Another formation of four Corsairs flies past overhead. Deck crews cleanup and prepare for aircraft recoveries.
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