USS Hancock Takes Out Zero- Fuselage Falls on Deck
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On November 25, 1944, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hancock (CV-19) was attacked by a Japanese kamikaze and resulted to burning. The antiaircraft fire and successfully shoots down the Jap aircraft which falls on the deck.
It exploded the plane some 300 feet above the ship, but a section of its fuselage landed amidships and a part of the wing hit the flight deck and burst into flames.
Debris from the plane lands on the American carrier. From a considerable distance, an explosion and smoke rising is seen on the USS Hancock. Prompt and skillful damage control was quickly done to extinguished the blaze and prevented serious damage.
The USS Hancock was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Watch video below.