Photo #: 80-G-7747
Aviation Radioman First Class Charles T. Granat, USN,
Torpedo Squadron Six (VT-6) aircrewman
Rides a breeches bouy from USS Monaghan (DD-354) to USS Enterprise (CV-6) on 31 May 1942, while the ships were en route to the Midway area. He had been picked up by the destroyer on 28 May, after the TBD-1 "Devastator" torpedo bomber in which he was a passenger crashed attempting to land on the carrier.
Granat was killed in action attacking the Japanese fleet on 4 June 1942.
Note fully-equipped life rafts and canvas-covered 5"/38 loading practice machine on Monaghan.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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17 March 1999