When there used to be more than one carrier in a task group, if an aircraft landed accidentally on the wrong ship, some fun was had before sending him “home”. Imagine doing this today.

“Must Be Air Force” A U.S. Navy McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee (BuNo 125019) of Fighter Squadron 62 (VF-62) “Gladiators” from the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) after it had landed aboard USS Wasp (CV-18) in 1952.

F9F-5 Panther “Dopey” of VF-111

USS Bon Homme Richard -1  USS Constellation – 0

VA-195 Corsairs dose of humility thanks to the crew of the Coral Sea -1972

Coral Sea “Sandy” bird from VA-25

F2H-2 Banshee Pilot from VF-34 appreciates the subtle humour at his misfortune.  

Very special Sea Vixen. An example of this tradition in the Royal Navy

F2H-2 USN Banshee Non Standard markings

This Corsair also failed to escape the dishonorable markings of a wrongful carrier landing. 


A little tail work in honor of the misadventure of this Pukin Dog Squadron plane.

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