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330-CFD-DD-ST-84-07874:   TU-16 “Badger” Bomber, courtesy of Soviet  Military Power, 1984.   Courtesy of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DD-ST-84-07874: TU-16 “Badger” Bomber, courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. Courtesy of the National Archives.

May 15, 1958 - Norway

A Soviet TU-16 "Badger" bomber buzzed USS Essex (CVS-9) and her escorts off northern Norway.  After a low pass on Essex, the wingtip of the Badger clipped a wave, and the plane cartwheeled into the sea with no survivors.  

 

Published: Fri Apr 10 10:20:59 EDT 2020