“Deck Launch – Visible rings of vapor encircle a Corsair fighter as it turns up prior to being launched from the USS Boxer for a strike against communist targets in Korea. Hovering to the stern of the aircraft carrier, the every-present helicopter plane guard stands by to assist if any emergency arises.”
Photograph and caption were released in Washington, D.C., on 20 July 1951.
Planes are Vought F4U-4s. Helicopter is a Sikorsky HO3S.