F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMF-323 lined up on the flight deck of USS Sicily (CVE-118) in waters off MCAS Sesebo, Japan

F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of VMF-323 lined up on the flight deck of USS Sicily (CVE-118) in waters off MCAS Sesebo, Japan. 1951. Note the rattlesnakes painted on some aircraft, due to the squadron’s nickname “Death Rattlers”.

2 comments

  • George Sakasegawa

    I thank you very much for enabling me to travel back to 1951, when I was crawling as a 2-year old toddler in Tokyo. The war was raging in Korea, while I was in my mom’s arms in Tokyo, listening to Too Young by Nat King Kole.

    Now that I am 71 years old, recollecting the era. You gave me the best time machine!

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