Landing incidents aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Guadalcanal, at sea, during World War II
Atlantic Ocean Date:1945, July Duration:1 min 16 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Slow motion pictures of flight operations aboard the USS Guadalcanal(CVE-60)during World War 2. U.S. Navy FM-2 Wildcat lands on the Gaudalcanal but veers to left and narrowly misses the camera, as it falls partially off the flight deck and hangs over the lower walkway beside the flight deck. The aircraft sustains considerable damage, but no fire. Deck crewmen respond quickly. But fate of pilot is not evident. In another instance, a U.S. Navy SB2C Helldiver comes in high, snags a restraining cable, but lands in a crab, causing its left main gear to collapse. It ends up facing the Island, with both main gear broken, and being inched forward by tension of the arresting cable. There is no fire. Finally, several F4U Corsair fighters are seen landing satisfactorily on the flight deck. In one scene, an F4U, following behind one landing, is forced to go around.
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