With no room for taxiing to a gradual stop -- the Pennsylvania's temporary platform measured 120 feet by 30 feet -- the Navy had to come up with some other way to bring the aircraft to a halt. That method involved sandbag-weighted ropes stretched across the deck and hooks attached to the plane's landing gear. As a backup, canvas awnings were rigged around the deck.
March 21, 2012 12:54 PM PDT
Photo by: Naval History & Heritage Command Photographic Department