THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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- A 29720
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- object name: Official photograph
- object category: Black and white
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On board a British Pacific fleet carrier operating against the Japanese. Lieutenant Commander (A) Freddy Charlton, British Fleet Air Arm pilot, had a remarkable escape when the long-range petrol tank of his Chance-Vought Corsair fighter burst into flames (seen here) as he landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier. Both pilot and plane escaped damage.
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