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A U.S. Navy F9F Panther assigned to Carrier Air Group 2 cruises past Mount Fuji on a port call in Japan during the Korean War. (National Archives and Records Administration)

The Navy Gets a Panther

It wasn’t the flashiest jet fighter, but the Grumman F9F was a rugged little aircraft that did everything asked of it

Korea Winter

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(National Naval Aviation Museum)

In early 1953, snow covered the deck of an aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of Korea.

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