Photo #: 80-G-12906
Brewster F2A-3 "Buffalo" fighter,
of Marine Fighting Squadron 211 (VMF-211)
Rests in the flight deck gallery netting after suffering landing gear failure while landing on board USS Long Island (AVG-1) off Palmyra Island, 25 July 1942.
Note marking "MF-5" on the plane's fuselage and very weathered paint.
The carrier's SC radar antenna is visible atop her stub mast at right.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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22 March 2001