Memoirs of Korea
by Captain Bernard W. Peterson
Straw, USS Leyte, USS Cimarron, USS Henderson in the Korean War.
of Korea Page 8
Short Straw is a tremendous book written by Captain Bernard
W. Peterson about the Korean War and the F-4U Corsair.
The USS Leyte, USS Cimarron and the
USS Henderson during refueling. with a deck full of F4U's
US Navy Aircraft
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Scanned by C. Jeff
|The USS Leyte being refueled at sea
by the USS Cimarron as the USS Henderson stands fire watch off the coast
of Korea. Continued support was given by jet fighters, fighter bombers
and dive bombers from the carriers off the coast of North Korea, sending
down tons of bombs and rockets on military targets in support of the rapidly
advancing U. N. units.
The glistening upright wings clearly
identify the deck load of aircraft as being the F4U Corsair, Vought's most
successful and long lived aircraft in naval aviation history. From
its inception it set records, some of which still stand today. Of
the 12,570 examples produced (7,829 by Vought 4,006 by Goodyear,
and 735 by Brewster), the Corsair still remains the most manufactured
tail hook aircraft of all time. Fortunately, with the advent of the
Korean War, the Navy possessed 846 F4u's and -4B's
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