Carrier flight deck operations aboard the USS Guadalcanal during World War II
Pensacola Florida USA Date:1945, July Duration:1 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Slow motion pictures of U.S. Navy aircraft operating on the USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) in World War 2. Brief view of an FM-2 making normal landing. Closeup glimpse of TBM passing camera, after landing and view of another one in normal landing. Then a TBM bounces on touchdown, misses early restraining cable, but stops safely. Momentary views of several more by TBMs and one FM-2. touchdowns. A Grumman TBM-3U, utility aircraft, touches down at edge of flight deck and instantly veers to the left, as if its left main gear collapsed. It continues turning, noses over, tail high, and falls off the port side of the carrier deck. Sailors rushing to the accident site, and standing at the aft railing as the Guadalcanal begins a sharp turn to port.
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