Korea, 1952-01. Snow and ice cover the flight deck of the aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney and ...

Unit HMAS Sydney (1949-1958)
Place Asia: Korea
Accession Number P01838.014
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Miller, R
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Copyright

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Description

Korea, 1952-01. Snow and ice cover the flight deck of the aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney and aircraft of the 20th Carrier Air Group, Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Fleet Air Arm, lined up on it. At left are Fairey Firefly aircraft of either No. 805 or 808 Squadron, while at right are Hawker Sea Fury aircraft of No. 817 Squadron. The bitterly cold weather caused moving parts of the aircraft to freeze solid, prevented them from flying.