Firefighting and repairs aboard USS Hancock in the Pacific Ocean following bomb explosion from aircraft landing on flight deck.
Pacific Ocean Date:1945, January 21 Duration:1 min 48 sec Sound:Yes
Accident aboard USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Pacific Ocean. Fire breaks out on carrier when a returning TBM Avenger landed on flight deck of USS Hancock and one of its bombs exploded. Burning deck of USS Hancock. Men hose deck on carrier. Fire put out by firefighting crews. Wounded men on deck. Steel plates are laid over deck as emergency repairs. (World War II; WWII;World War 2; WW2)
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