Charlestown, R. I. – February 12, 1943

Charlestown, Rhode Island – February 12, 1943


U.S. Navy SBD Dauntless
U.S. Navy Photo.

     On February 12, 1943, a pilot was making practice landings and take-offs at the Charlestown Navy Auxiliary Air Field in a Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless, (Bu. No. 06850), when he crash-landed due to cross winds.  The aircraft sustained heavy damage, but the pilot and his gunner were not injured.   


     U. S. Navy accident report #43-5790, dated February 12, 1943   

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