Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo

3-F-13 Flown by 1940 U.S. Navy Lt. John Smith "Jimmy" Thach, VF-3, USS Saratoga CV-3, 19 March 1940.

On landing he tipped this Buffalo (BuNo 1393) onto its nose on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga [CV-3). Ensign Edward Butch O'Hare, another future USN ace also flew this aircraft several times during the summer and fall of 1940.

© Claes Sundin 2019