Photo #: 80-CF-4184-14
Curtiss XF9C-1 "Sparrowhawk" fighter
(Bureau # A8731)
Hooks onto the trapeze landing gear of USS Akron (ZRS-4), while landing on the airship, 3 May 1932. Photographed from inside Akron's hangar.
Pilot is Lieutenant Howard L. Young, who is reaching out to guide the trapeze's stabilizing arm into a corresponding fitting on the plane's upper wing.
Photograph from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. National Archives.
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2 July 2002