As tugs warped the 27,000-ton carrier Philippine Sea to dockside in Pearl Harbor last week, reporters clambered aboard to do a story about a war-weary ship and crew. The Philippine Sea was the first carrier ordered from the U.S. to Korean waters, and the first one to reach Hawaii after the armistice. Her planes had flown 7,243 combat sorties; she claims more landings and more catapult shots than any other carrier off Korea. But on the huge flight deck, the newsmen found the ship's band dressed in colorful kimonos and coolie hats, giving out with the jazzy wails of...

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