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September 18, 1952

THE DETROIT NEWS, Sept. 18, 1952

* USS Boxer aircraft carrier
* Grumman F6F Hellcats
* Radio controlled fighters
* Korean War

The front page has a nice banner headline: "NAVY ROBOTS BOMB REDS" with subheads and related photo. (see)
Complete with 68 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, small library stamp slightly affects the headline (see), generally nice.

The USS Boxer returned to the Korean theatre, and from 28 August to 2 September she tested a new weapons system, with six radio guided Grumman F6F Hellcats loaded with 1,000-pound (450 kg) bombs guided to targets, resulting in two hits and one near miss. They are considered to be the first guided missiles to be launched from a carrier in combat.

Category: The 20th Century