Photo #: 80-G-64755
USS Sterett (DD-407)
Stops to investigate the wreckage of a SBN-1 aircraft that crashed during Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) carrier qualifications on USS Long Island (AVG-1), 12 November 1941.
The plane, some of whose wreckage is floating in the center foreground, was Bureau # 1534. The pilot, Ensign John H. Langdon, USNR, was killed in the accident.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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30 January 2002