vought f4u

Vought F4U-4 “Corsair” (Bureau No. 81712), of Fighter Squadron 791 (VF-791) makes vapor rings with its propeller as it takes off from USS Boxer (CV-21) for a Korean War air strike.
Photo is dated 6 July 1951.
Note small bombs under the plane’s wings and flight deck distance markings. The “Corsair” is just passing the 500-foot point.

“Deck Launch – Visible rings of vapor encircle a Corsair fighter as it turns up prior to being launched from the USS Boxer for a strike against communist targets in Korea. Hovering to the stern of the aircraft carrier, the every-present helicopter plane guard stands by to assist if any emergency arises.”
Photograph and caption were released in Washington, D.C., on 20 July 1951.
Planes are Vought F4U-4s. Helicopter is a Sikorsky HO3S.

“During a Japanese air raid on Yonton Airfield, Okinawa, Japan on April 28, 1945, the corsairs of the "Hell’s Belles,” Marine Corps Fighter Squadron are silhouetted against the sky by a lacework of anti-aircraft shells.“


World War Two-era postcard featuring a Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” as it is attacked by Minnie Mulvaney, a much-feared giant “cloud snatcher” and vaporous housewife working out of the clouds above her home town of Elkader, Iowa.

As she had already destroyed a Fisher XP-75 Eagle interceptor and a Vought F4U Corsair navy fighter earlier that day, biting their pilots in half with a ferocity seldom seen in a domestic cloud snatcher, it is unknown why the B-17 was attempting to land at the embattled Spooner Army Airfield and not diverted to Fort Manchester in nearby Rucker County.