This TBF-1 Avenger attempted to land on the carrier USS Charger but missed the arresting wires and ended up tangled in the port catwalk, Chesapeake Bay, United States, 16 Mar 1943. Note US Coast Guard boats alongside.

Caption   This TBF-1 Avenger attempted to land on the carrier USS Charger but missed the arresting wires and ended up tangled in the port catwalk, Chesapeake Bay, United States, 16 Mar 1943. Note US Coast Guard boats alongside. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-38862
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 16 Mar 1943
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
12 Apr 2016 04:10:09 PM

The USS Charger spent almost the entire war in Chesapeake Bay performing carrier qualification landings (CQLs) for the various air groups doing their training in the Norfolk area. The Avenger pilot in this case was Ens John D. Morrison. There were no injuries. The Coast Guard boats were 83-foot rescue boats CGC 83333 and CGC 83335.

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