These Pictures were extracted from a DVD produced from 8mm film taken by
LT John L. Sullivan (Sully)
As part of Carrier Task Force 77, the Gladiators of VF-62 departed Mayport, Florida for Korea onboard the USS Lake Champlain on 26
April 1953 via the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and China Sea. The USS Lake Champlain became the largest ship to date to transit the
Suez Canel. She moored at Yokosuka, Japan on 9 June 1953.
Immediately upon arriving off the coast of western Korea on 14
June 1953, the carrier's air group immediately launched sorties cratering runways; assaulting enemy troups; attacking trenches, bunkers,
gun positions; and giving close air support to hard pressed ground forces.
Their planes also escorted B-29 Superfortress
Heavy Bombers on their way to enemy targets and contunued to strike at the enemy until the truce was signed on 27 July 1953.