Operations aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) during Korean War. Sailors arm F9F aircraft for operations.
Korea Date:1950 Duration:1 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of the U.S. Carrier USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) underway, during the Korean War, with a deck full of aircraft. Change of scene shows Vice Admiral Arthur D. Struble, Commander 7th Fleet, holding conference aboard a ship (possibly his flag ship, the Cruiser USS Rochester). His three star flag is displayed on bulkhead behind the three participants. Another change of scene to below decks of the aircraft carrier, USS Valley Forge (CV-45) where sailors prepare a 5th Carrier Group F9F for flight. They raise it up on an elevator to the flight deck. It is an aircraft of Squadron VF52 and displays CVG-5 tail code "S." A tow moves the aircraft into position on the flight deck. Crewman moves a bomb across the deck on a dolly. Sailors lift bombs up to flight deck. Remaining footage shows aircraft being armed with rockets, among other armaments.
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