Quonset Point, R. I. – August 22, 1944

Quonset Point, Rhode Island – August 22, 1944


U.S. Navy F6F Hellcat
U.S. Navy photo

     On the night of August 22, 1944, a flight of navy F6F Hellcat fighters were taking part in a night-carrier-landing-practice exercise at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station, when one of the aircraft, (Bu. No. 70169), landed with its landing gear still in the “up” position.  The plane skidded to a stop and suffered significant damage, but the pilot was not injured.


     U. S. Navy accident report dated August 22, 1944.      

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