Charlestown, R. I. – October 8, 1944

Charlestown, Rhode Island – October 8, 1944


F6F Hellcat
U.S. Navy Photo

      On October 8, 1944, an F6F-3 Hellcat, (Bu. No. 40766), was landing at the Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Air Station and blew a tire shortly after touchdown which caused damage to the aircraft as it went off the runway and skidded to a stop.  The pilot was not injured. 


     U. S. Navy Accident Report dated October 8, 1944

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