|... and Mishaps
Naval Aviation is always a hazardous business. Landing safely on a not so large, floating, moving, rolling and pitching "airport" is one of the most exacting and dangerous tasks a pilot has to face. Aboard a training carrier, with novice pilots, matters are only compounded. This and the next two pages show how perilous even "routine" operations are aboard an aircraft carrier.
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F4F Wildcat in gun mount.
Fire in crashed F4F Wildcat.
F4F Wildcat crashing into barriers, 1944
Turning over F4F.
F4U Corsair crashing into barrier, 1943.
F4U Corsair night crash, November 1944.
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver over the side, 1944.
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|The Ship (7 images)||The Aircraft... (Part 1) (8 images)||The Aircraft... (Part 2) (6 images)|
|... and Mishaps (Part 1) (9 images)||... and Mishaps (Part 2) (11 images)||... and Mishaps (Part 3) (10 images)|
|The Men (Part 1) (10 images)||The Men (Part 2) (10 images)||The Men (Part 3) (10 images)|
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Last update: 26 July 2003