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80-G-433497 USS Essex (CV-9)

Photo #: 80-G-433497  USS Essex (CV-9)
Title: USS Essex (CV-9)
Description: Flames and smoke billow up from fires on the flight deck near the starboard bow, after a McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee jet fighter (Bureau No. 124968) crashed into parked aircraft in a deck landing accident on 16 September 1951. Essex was engaged in Korean War operations at the time. The accident resulted in the loss of seven lives and four aircraft: two F2H-2s (Bureau Nos.124966 & 124968) and two F9Fs (Bureau Nos. 125128 & 125131). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-433497
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