Accident Douglas TBD-1 Devastator 0281, Saturday 14 June 1941
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Date:Saturday 14 June 1941
Type:Douglas TBD-1 Devastator
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 0281
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:USS Saratoga -
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:USS Saratoga
Delivered to VT-3, 3-T-11; Black top, full colors (MS 48-14); seen in Warner Bros.' Dive Bomber , early 1941 (time 29:03), filmed on ramp at NAS San Diego unfolding wings; later hit ramp landing on USS Saratoga 1/10/1942 (still with VT-3). Ens. Earle Clinton Gillen (pilot) rescued, Max Vestal Peters, AOM2 and Clifford Ben Pierce, Sea2 killed.


Revision history:

06-Apr-2022 06:10 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2022 06:11 harro Updated [Total occupants, Location, Phase, Destination airport]

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