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Old 6th March 2018, 01:28
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

On 9 November 1942 the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-4) launched three L-4 Grasshopper of the US Army in order to transfer them to an improvised landing ground at the racetrack of Fedala, Morocco. However, they soon came under friendly anti-aircraft fire, first by several ships of the landing fleet participating in Operation Torch, including the light cruiser USS BROOKLYN (CL-40) and then by the troops ashore. Two L-4 made forced landings on the beach, the third reached the racetrack but was forced to land after being taken under friendly fire again during his next flight.

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