Bill Shelton's Korea Era Snapshots


Korea; Sasebo, Japan- 1952-3

<-Bill in 1952 and in 2006->
AIRCRAFT CARRIER RAINIER?
According to Bill Shelton, it happened in Korea when a Marine F-9F Panther (probably the coolest looking plane ever) pulled out of a bombing dive so low that he brought 24 feet of North Korean telephone line back to base with him. Rainier, (redesignated as CVAE-5 ?) was tasked with bringing the plane back to Sasebo for inspection. "Duck" Bringing F9F to Rainier : F9F Being Loaded
AROUND THE SHIP:

Radio Central 1953 : : Mess Deck at Thanksgiving : : The Engine Room : : Inspection Day: : Carrier Band in AA Guntub during Unrep
Main Deck Forward : : Bomb Barge Alongside

DRYDOCK:
The Rarely Seen Undersides of the Ship-
Drydock#1- The 18' Screw: : Drydock- Rudder and Screw #2 : : Drydock #3 The Bow.: :

SHIPMATES:

Bill Button and Ray Minot - Winter Blues

SASEBO AND JAPAN:

Blackmarket Street :: :: Fleet Landing- Sasebo : : Ground Zero- Nagasaki- 1953 Street Scene- Yokosuka: : Night Scene- Japan

POHANG, KOREA:

"Hey Sailor- Throw me coin !" : Repelling "Boarders" with Fire Hodse

More pictures coming soon. Thanks, Bill !

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