Aircraft crash in World War II

Aircraft crash in World War II

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Credit: US NAVY/US NATIONAL ARCHIVES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aircraft crash in World War II. Crashed aircraft in flames on the deck of the USS Enterprise (CV-6), an aircraft carrier of the US Navy. The crashed aircraft is F6F-3, Number 30 of Fighting Squadron Two (VF-2). The aircraft has crashed into the aircraft carrier's port side 20mm gun gallery. Lieutenant Walter L. Chewning, Jr., USNR, the Catapult Officer, is climbing up the plane's side to assist the pilot from the burning aircraft. The pilot, Ensign Byron M. Johnson, escaped without significant injury. Photographed on 10 November 1943.

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