USS Kula Gulf CVE-108 Navy Department Official Mail November 18, 1952

USS Kula Gulf CVE-108 Navy Department Official Mail November 18, 1952

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USS Kula Gulf CVE-108 Navy Department Official Mail November 18, 1952

When the Korean War brought an urgent need for a greatly expanded fleet throughout the world, Kula Gulf recommissioned at Boston on 15 February 1951, Captain Alden D. Schwarz in command. After shakedown out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the escort carrier departed Norfolk on 6 August and carried a cargo of airplanes to Casablanca, French Morocco. Following her return to Norfolk on 1 September, she spent the next 15 months training pilots of helicopter, air-antisubmarine, and fighter squadrons to strengthen U.S. forces in Korea.

In May 1952, Kula Gulf supported Marine helicopter maneuvers on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, and in October, she operated as ASW screen to troop transports bound for Labrador. Following a modernization overhaul from January–July 1953, she resumed air-antisubmarine maneuvers in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast.