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NH 96998 Captain David Booker, USMC

Photo #: NH 96998  Captain David Booker, USMC
Title: Captain David Booker, USMC
Description: (left) Mans his aerial reconnaissance plane on flight deck of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier with the Seventh Fleet. Quoted caption was released with this photo on 19 July 1950. If the view was taken at about that time, the carrier would be USS Valley Forge (CV-45), then the only 7th Fleet carrier, which was engaged in early Korean War operations. Capt. Booker's plane is a Vought F4U-5P Corsair. Note its camera hatch low on the fuselage behind the cockpit. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the All Hands collection at the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 96998
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