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HMS Charger  /  USS Charger   (AVG-30)
(ex-BAVG-4; later ACV-30 and CVE-30)
Special Photo Feature

The Edward L. Walger Photo Collection

... and Mishaps
(Part 1)

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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CVE-30 Charger 30k

F4F Wildcat in gun mount.

CVE-30 Charger 23k

Fire in crashed F4F Wildcat.

CVE-30 Charger 63k

F4F Wildcat crashing into barriers, 1944

CVE-30 Charger 26k

Turning over F4F.

CVE-30 Charger 70k

F4U Corsair crashing into barrier, 1943.

CVE-30 Charger 96k
CVE-30 Charger 105k

F4U Corsair night crash, November 1944.

CVE-30 Charger 108k
CVE-30 Charger 85k

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver over the side, 1944.

USS Charger (BAVG-4/AVG-30/ACV-30/CVE-30)
The Edward L. Walger Photo Collection

 Feature Main Page 
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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