Charlestown, R. I. – September 14, 1944

Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Air Field – September 14, 1944


F6F Hellcat
U.S. Navy Photo

     On September 14, 1944, an F6F-5N Hellcat, (Bu. No. 70596), was landing at the Charlestown NAAF when a tire blew out on touchdown, causing the aircraft to go off the runway and into a ditch.  The aircraft was damaged, but the pilot was not injured. 


     U. S. Navy Accident Report, dated September 14, 1944 

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