‘We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch—we are going back from whence we came.’ John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)
Navy reservist Herbert C. Hahn graphically depicted the choppy, frigid waters and intense activity off Korea in this view from the fore funnel of a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser. It shows a Vought F-4U Corsair zooming between the ship and an Iowa-class battleship astern. Hahn, a photographer on board the USS Boxer (CV-21) during the Korean War, became a combat artist after drawings he made in his spare time gained the notice of senior officers and eventually Secretary of the Navy Francis P. Matthews.
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