Wheels up Landing 1947
Aircraft maintenance crew, CDR Murphy, Sgt Soles, Hughy Long; begin recovery of F6F, Buno 78369 after wheels up landing.
Pilot was Ens. J.B. Bertoldi of VF74E, presumably a NART Grosse Ile reserve fighter squadron. The pilot failed to check that the wheels were properly locked down for landing and they collapsed after about 100' of roll out. As you can see, damage was minor. -- George Kernahan
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