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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Launch 'em: 1952

Launch 'em: 1952

1952. While war rages in Korea, my father, LTJG Don Clark, cruises the Med on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) as an air controller. He took this picture of the launching of VC-33 (SS tail code) AD-4N's (later known as A-1 Skyraiders). View full size.

Neat shot!

The Naval History and Heritage Command (http://www.history.navy.mil/) might be interested in this photo. You don't often see personal pictures taken on a flight deck - the Photographer's Mates (Mass Communication Specialists in modern parlance) took most of the action photos we see in the history books today.

 
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