Accident Douglas TBD-1 Devastator 0303, Thursday 4 June 1942
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Date:Thursday 4 June 1942
Type:Douglas TBD-1 Devastator
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 0303
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Midway Atoll -   U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Destination airport:USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Lost during the Battle of Midway. Flown by Harry Corl and Llyod Childers of Torpedo Squadron 3 of USS Yorktown (CV-5), damaged during attack on Japanese Carrier fleet. Unable to land on Yorktown due to the ship listing, Corl ditched and he and Childers were rescued by an American Destroyer.



Revision history:

02-Mar-2021 20:58 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo]
03-Mar-2021 08:29 SBD2B111941 Updated [Photo]

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