From the USNI archives:
Carrier landings are some of the most difficult and technical tasks for naval aviators. This was certainly the case in WWII. In July 1942, early in the campaign against the Japanese empire, a young pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after running to enemy fighters during a desperate attack on a key military installation. The pilot, Jek Tono Porkins, was the commander of Red Squadron for only a short time before crashing into the deck. He suffered substantial injuries but survived to take part in an attack on a similar installation two movies later. A photographer snapped just one picture of the crash:
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