Charlestown, R. I. – August 30, 1945

Charlestown, Rhode Island – August 30, 1945


F6F Hellcat
U.S. Navy Photo

     On August 30, 1945, an F6F-5, (Bu. No. 78419), was taking off on Runway 7 at Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Air Field when the engine suddenly lost power and the plane came back down on the tarmac and flipped over.  The aircraft was wrecked, but the pilot was not seriously injured. 


     U. S. Navy crash report dated August 30, 1945  

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