National Geographic : 1943 Nov
The National Geographic Magazine A Fighter Plane Taking off Suddenly Veers to Starboard and Hearing the ship's "yodeler" screeching a warning, these gunners duck for safety under the flight deck or gun mounts. The pilot vainly tries to straighten the plane by steering to the left and lifting his right wing. This incident occurred on the U. S. escort carrier Altamaha. U. S. Navy, Omcial Crashes into the Bofors Guns, Neatly Slicing off a Wing Tip Fast-working ship photographer catches all the action, including a flying helmet, blown off a gunner's head, wing tip bending up, and scratched gun muzzles. Not having flying speed, the plane swoops crazily down to the water. Note escorting destroyer constantly on the lookout for hidden subs.