As the Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc approached the stern of the aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CV- 7), Pilot Officer Jerry Smith, RCAF, knew he was quickly running out of options. His
first approach had been high and much too fast, and the 21-year-
old fighter pilot knew that unless he was able to land safely on this
approach, he would either have to bail or ditch his fighter into the
Mediterranean Sea. He was low on options and time was running
out. Eleven Grumman Wildcats of Fighting Squadron 71 were
overhead and would need to land back on board their carrier soon.
by jack cook NO WAY!
Out-of-fuel Spitfire and a Carrier: No options