Loading Rockets

Men from Ordnance Section of Marine Service Squadron 33 loading air to ground rockets onto plane. Curator's Note: The WH tail code and the 80555 Serial Number shown indicates this to be a twin engined F7F-3N Tigercat of the nightfighting Marine Squadron VMF(AW)-542 "Flying Tigers" which deployed into Kimpo in September 1950.  However the air intake on the leading edge of the wing has me puzzled, I do not find it in any photo of a F7F I have seen. 

Kimpo Airfield, Korean War, 1950

----- Oliver R Smith

orlesmith@lasercom. net

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