Photo #: 80-G-423481
Secretary of the Navy Francis P. Matthews (center)
Disembarks from a Douglas AD-4N "Skyraider" aircraft, after being flown aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) off Korea, 22 November 1950. He is being welcomed by the carrier's Commanding Officer, Captain Willard K. Goodney.
Secretary Matthews was visiting Navy units involved in Korean War operations.
Note his leather flight helmet and inflatable life vest.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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28 October 1999