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TBM-1C Avenger crash landed aboard USS Hornet (Essex-class) after the landing gear collapsed due to hydraulic failure from battle damage, 15 Jun 1944. Photo 2 of 2.

Caption   TBM-1C Avenger crash landed aboard USS Hornet (Essex-class) after the landing gear collapsed due to hydraulic failure from battle damage, 15 Jun 1944. Photo 2 of 2. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
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Photos on Same Day 15 Jun 1944
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Aug 2016

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
6 Aug 2016 10:27:44 PM

This photo shows damage to the plane’s right wing from crashing into the 5-inch gun mount abaft the island before spinning around into the island as seen here. Also note the dislodged engine. The pilot, Ens Frank T Long, and both crewmen were uninjured. The plane was stripped of guns and useable parts and jettisoned. This view also offers a good look at the different levels and catwalks in the island.

Several sources date this photo as 19 Jun 1944 during the Marianas Turkey Shoot but squadron records only show one TBM lost to a deck crash during this period and that was 15 Jun 1944 after a raid on Chichi Jima.

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