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  1. jamied says

    The tragedy occurred on 6 March 1953.

    "McGrew" should read McGraw.

    Also killed was Thomas M Yeager.

    The ship is the USS Oriskany aircraft-carrier.

    The plane releasing the bomb is a Vought F4U Corsair.

  2. jamied says

    Although I can't paste the link here, I've seen a report from a newspaper called the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, dated 10th March 1953, detailing this accident.

    So I'm afraid that yes, Pathe's date of 23rd March is completely wrong!

  3. tlafex says

    This is my uncle. His name is Thomas Leo McGraw, Please correct m Thank you.

  4. British Pathé says

    Thanks for this. Is our old record of 23rd March completely wrong?

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