Fire fighting aboard the USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Pacific after explosion of TBF Avenger on deck
Pacific Ocean Date:1945, January 21 Duration:1 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Fire fighting aboard the USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Western Pacific Ocean off the coast of Formosa (Taiwan). Sailors direct fire hoses on a burning TBF Avenger and hole in the flight deck. The TBF Avenger had returned from a sortie, landed on the deck, taxied near the island and then exploded. 50 sailors were killed and 75 injured. Corpsmen carry wounded man on stretcher across flight deck.
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