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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.