The flight deck of the US aircraft carrier Enterprise, affected by friendly fire

aircraft carrier Enterprise

The flight deck of the US aircraft carrier Enterprise (USS Enterprise CV-6), affected by friendly fire.

At 16.30 local time on April 20, 1945 off the coast of Japan in the course of repelling a raid by Japanese aviation, the aircraft carrier Enterprise was caught in a crossfire from its escort ships. As a result of a close explosion of an antiaircraft projectile, a fuel tank of one of the F6F Hellkat fighters caught fire. Operative actions of the officer of fire protection Monroe (Monroe), quickly included foam fire-fighting system, allowed to save other aircraft from fire.

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