Photo #: 80-G-12905
Brewster F2A-3 "Buffalo" fighter
Rests in the flight deck gallery walkway after suffering landing gear failure while landing on board USS Long Island (AVG-1), off Palmyra Island, 25 July 1942.
This plane is from Marine Fighting Squadron 211 (VMF-211), the last Navy or Marine Corps unit to operate the F2A in a front-line capacity.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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22 March 2001