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Imagery and Combat Art 


Hitting Home


"Hitting Home, " drawing, colored pencil on paper, by Herbert C. Hahn, c. 1951. On 1 May 1951, U.S. Navy  AD-4 Skyraiders from VA-195 (USS Princeton [CV-37]) struck the Chinese-held Hwacheon Dam in South Korea with Mk. 13 aerial torpedoes, the first use of these weapons since World War II (88-191-AS).


Photo #: NH 97107  Korean War Field Hospital

Korean War Field Hospital. Operation 'EVAC' - Speed the essential factor, litter bearers hasten to the hospital tents with their patient. Wrapped warmly in blankets to ward off cold temperatures, the casualty will immediately be prepared for emergency treatment. Photograph and caption released by Commander Naval Forces, Far East, under date of 24 February 1952. Note snowy conditions. Official U.S. Navy Photograph. (NH 97107)



<p>Photo #: 80-G-478082 Korean War Operation &quot;Fishnet&quot;</p>

Korean War Operation Fishnet, Underwater Demolition Team Frogman leaps into the water from a rubber boat, while another stands by to follow him, during efforts to reduce enemy food supplies by destroying North Korean fishing nets. Photo is dated 13 August 1952. Note what appears to be a snorkel worn by the man at left. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (80-G-478082)



<p>Photo #: 80-G-447567 Korean War Close Air Support</p>

Korean War Close Air Support. A Marine Corps F4U Corsair drops napalm on enemy positions in the Imjin River sector of the Korean front lines, October 1952. The position had been captured by the enemy from South Korean Marines. Note low bridge across the river in right center. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (80-G-447567)



Photo #: NH 97135  Korean War Evacuees

Korean War Evacuees. Trip Out of Danger Aged and young, this family of Koreans are evacuated out of possible danger areas near the front lines by a U.S. Marine transport truck. Photograph and caption released by Commander Naval Forces, Far East, under date of 10 April 1952. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the All Hands collection at the Naval History and Heritage Command. (NH 97135)


<p>Photo #: 80-G-431923 Korean War Armistice Negotiations</p>

Korean War Armistice Negotiations. United Nations delegates Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy, USN (left), Major General Henry I. Hodes, U.S. Army (center), and Rear Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN (right), on the steps of U.N. House at Kaesong, Korea, during the early days of the Armistice talks. Photo is dated 19 July 1951, nine days after the start of formal negotiations. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (80-G-431923)



<p>Photo #: 80-G-425997 Korean War Minesweeping</p>

Korean War Minesweeping. Deploying a float from a U.S. Navy minesweeper (AMS), off Wonsan, North Korea. Original photo is dated 14 November 1950. This ship is probably USS Mockingbird (AMS-27). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (80-G-425997)



Photo #: NH 97050  Korean War Psychological Warfare

Korean War Psychological Warfare. SFC Furl A. Krebs loads an M16M1 cluster adapter at the FEC {Far Eastern Command} Printing Plant, Yokohama, Japan. The bomb type adapter will contain 22,500 (5 x 8) psychological warfare leaflets. 1 November 1950. Quoted from the original photo caption. Leaflets all appear to be written in Korean. Official U.S. Army Photograph, from the All Hands collection at the Naval History and Heritage Command. (NH 97050)



Photo #: NH 97198  Korean War Helicopter Medical Evacuation, 1951

Korean War Helicopter Medical Evacuation, 1951. Navy corpsmen prepare three Marines wounded at Kari San Mountain for evacuation by helicopter to a rear area hospital, 23 May 1951. (quoted from original caption) Helicopter is a Marine Corps Sikorsky HO3S. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the All Hands collection at the Naval History and Heritage Command. (NH 9719)


Published: Wed Sep 23 17:28:35 EDT 2020