Charlestown NAS – August 21, 1949

Charlestown Aux. Naval Air Station – August 21, 1949

 

     On August 21, 1949, this U.S. Navy, TBM-3E, Avenger, (Bu. No. 53100), stalled at an altitude of 50 feet while landing at Charlestown Auxiliary Naval Air Station in Charlestown, Rhode Island.  The pilot was uninjured. 

     The aircraft was determined to be beyond repair, and as bulldozed into a pit and buried.  

TBM-3E Avenger BU. No. 53100 Charlestown NAS August 21, 1949

TBM-3E Avenger BU. No. 53100
Charlestown NAS August 21, 1949

TBM-3E BU. No. 53100 Charlestown, R.I. Aug. 21, 1949

TBM-3E BU. No. 53100
Charlestown, R.I. Aug. 21, 1949

 

     Source: Larry Webster, Aviation Historian, Charlestown, R.I.,

     Photos via Donald Campbell/Larry Webster 

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