New Bedford, MA. – June 15, 1945

New Bedford, Massachusetts – June 15, 1945


Early U.S. Navy Helldiver
U.S. Navy Photo

     On June 15, 1945, a navy SBW-4E Helldiver , (Bu. No. 60107), violently ground-looped while making a landing at New Bedford.  The aircraft suffered substantial damage but the crew was not hurt. 

     Source: U. S. Navy accident report dated June 15, 1945

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