WAR AT SEA: Carrier Action

From the aircraft carrier Princeton off Korea's east coast, TIME Correspondent Dwight Martin sent this report:

TASK FORCE 77 steamed northward at 22 knots through the cobalt waters of the Sea of Japan. On the flight deck of the Princeton, men in multicolored jerseys scurried to their positions for "recovery" (taking planes aboard). The "hot papa," in his shroudlike suit of white asbestos, waited too, ready to dash into flames for rescue if there should be a bad crack-up on the deck.

Overhead, under a leaden sky, three flights of F9F Panther jets wheeled around the Princeton in perfect formation. Over...

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