F4U “Corsair” fighter “loses” the tail during an emergency landing on the “Shangri-La” aircraft carrier

F4U Corsair fighter

The Chance Vought F4U Corsair No. 32 fighter from the VF-85 squadron “loses” its tail during an emergency landing on a Shangri-La aircraft carrier (USS Shangri-La (CV-38).
The cause of the emergency landing was damage to the fighter during a mid-air collision with its Chance Vought F4U Corsair from the Yorktown air group of an aircraft carrier during an air battle over the Japanese base Kure (South-Western part of Honshu Island, Japan).


Source of photo information:

  1. www.vbf-85.com




Location: Pacific
Date: July 21, 1945

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