A tragic crash landing on HMS PUNCHER. This Firefly attempted to land at too great a speed, the arrester hook snapped on contact with the wire and the plane burst through b0th wire barricades as the plane shot off the carriers bow and plunged into the water. The pilot, Lieutenant M.C. Malone was saved, his observer, Sub-Lieutenant Cariss was killed.
Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Howard Abbott, RCNVR. (RTL-HA044)