This Day in History
Corsair on Carrier

Corsairs in the Korean War
July 16, 1953

On July 16, 1953, Lieutenant Guy P. Berdelon shoots down his fifth enemy aircraft and becomes the only Navy Ace of the Korean War. He flew a F4V-4N Corsair because the conventional air force jets were too fast for the obsolete North Korean aircraft, nicknamed “Bed-check Charlie” because they flew so slowly and so low. The World War II Corsair became the most effective allied weapon against these slow flying machines.

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