US Military Aviation
Images US NAVY late 40s-50s



Miscelaneous images of US Navy and USMC Aircrafts, pilots, action movies and personnel from late 40s through the end of 50s.


William Holden playing an US Navy Panther pilot on "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI". (Paramount)

William Holden playing an US Navy Panther pilot on "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI". (Paramount)

USS Oriskany flight deck during filming "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI" in 1954. (Paramount)

F9F-5 Panther of VF-192 ON USS Oriskany. (Paramount)

F9F-5 on catapult of USS Oriskany. (Paramount)

USS Oriskany during filming "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI" in 1954. (Paramount)

William Holden playing an US Navy Panther pilot on "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI". (Paramount)

William Holden playing an US NAVY Panther pilot on "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI". (Paramount)

F9F-5 Panther of VF-192 on USS Oriskany. (Paramount)

Panther scene during "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI". (Paramount)

Panther scene during "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI". (Paramount)

F9F-5 Panther of VF-192 on USS Oriskany. (Paramount)

William Holden playing an US Navy Panther pilot on "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI" is checking the loaded status of his S&W Victory Mod. after being shot down over North Korea. (Paramount)

VTOL Experimental Aircraft Convair XFY-1 Pogo

Test pilot Coleman in the cockpit of the VTOL aircraft XFY-1 Pogo

F9F-5 Panther of VF-111 The strange painting was a "tribute to pay" when the aircraft landed on the wrong carrier. (US NAVY)

F9F-2 Panther of VF-61 "Jolly Rogers" on board of USS Roosevelt in 1950. (US NAVY)

F9F-5s Panther of VF-114 on USS Kearsarge 1955. (US NAVY)

F9F-8 Cougar on elevator of USS Shangri-La in 1956. (US NAVY)

AD-6 Skyraider and FJ-4B Fury on USS Midway in 1958. (US NAVY)

VF-11 Red Rippers pilots near a F2H-3 Banshee on board of USS Essex in 1958. (US NAVY)

VF-103 Sluggers pilots wearing the MK-IV full pressure suits on board of USS Forrestal in 1959. (US Navy)

F11F-1 Tiger of VF-33 Astronauts from USS Intrepid on 1959. (US Navy)

US Navy pilot of the early 50s. (US Navy)

U.S. Navy Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior of VAH-9 Hoot Owls launches from the waist catapult of the USS Saratoga in September-October 1957. A McDonnell F3H-2M from VF-61 Jolly Rogers is positioned on the catapult while a Douglas F4D-1 Skyray of VF-101 Grim Reapers is waiting to be launched. (US Navy)

The CAG's F8U-1 Crusader of VF-32 Swordsmen during the 1958. (US Navy)

F9F-6 Cougar of VF-73 Jesters on board of USS Midway on 1954. (US Navy)

FJ3 Fury of VF-173 on board of USS Bennington during the middle of the 50s. (US Navy)

FJ3 Fury of VF-33 during the middle of the 50s. (US Navy)

F9F-5 Panther pilot from USS Boxer during the early 50s (US Navy)

F9F-6 Cougar pilot during the middle of the 50s. (US Navy)

F3H-2M Demon of VF-61 Jolly Rogers on board the USS Saratoga during the 1957. Note the pilot wearing a P type hemet (US Navy)

F2H-3 Banshee of VF-41 Black Aces on board the USS Bennington during the 1956. (US Navy)

Fj-3 Fury of VF-84 Vagabonds on board the USS Forrestal during the 1957. (US Navy)

Image of F7U-3 Cuttlass cockpit taken during the middle of the 50s.
Note the pilot wearing a P-3 flight helmet and probably the G-1 leather jacket (US Navy)