Clear the Deck! Aircraft Carrier Accidents of World War II
Specialty Press | 2008 | ISBN-10: 1580071198 | ISBN-13: 978 1580071192 | English | 134 Pages | PDF | 59,3 MB
Aircraft carrier operations were a dangerous business, especially in wartime. When air operations are confined to a flight deck of 50,000 square feet (escort carrier size), it was one of the most hectic and hazardous places on earth. Accidents were bound to happen. In wartime, the stakes were even higher as heavily loaded and armed combat planes went about their missions in unprecedented numbers. Commonly, there was no alternate airfield, no time to lose, and absolutely no room for error.