Quonset Point, R. I. – August 8, 1944

Quonset Point, Rhode Island – August 18, 1944


TBF-1 Avenger
U. S. Navy Photo

     On the evening of August 18, 1944, a TBF-1D Avenger, (Bu. No. 47884), was taking off from the Quonset Point Naval Air Station when the aircraft lost all power just as it became airborne and went into the waters of Narragansett Bay.  The crew escaped without injury and the aircraft was recovered 13.5 hours later.


     U. S. Navy accident report dated August 8, 1944. 


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