Photo #: 80-G-202611
Grumman F6F-3 "Hellcat" fighter
Goes over the side of USS Barnes (CVE-20), 22 October 1943, after the pilot attempted to regain flying speed after receiving the "Cut" signal from the Landing Signal Officer.
The pilot, Ensign Olinyock, A-V(N), and a crew member, F1c Olin Victor Bulgrin, were killed in this accident. Several other crew members were injured.
Note triangular flight deck crash barrier supports partially extended below the plane.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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16 November 1999