blinded carrier pilot
George Self, serving on the USS Wisconsin in January 1945, is trying to identify a carrier pilot, though blinded managed to sucessfuly land on his ship. He says that this happened during the first incursion of our surface ships into the South China Sea. They had caught a Japanese fleet sheltering in some Indo Chinese port and shot it to pieces. The admiral had the carrier planes to raid an airfield 200 miles inland. During the raid a pilot was temporairly blinded but a fellow pilot flew alongside and directed him back to a successful landing. Does anyone else remember this?