Aviator Charles Lindbergh aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) in the Pacific near the Panama Canal. Charles Lindbergh seen in a Boeing F3B-1 carrier based fighter bomber (BuNo A-7739) from Bombing Squadron VB-2B aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. Lindbergh visited the USS Saratoga on 8 February 1929. He was aboard for two days and while he was there he was invited to fly the new Boeing F3B-1. The VB-2B made him an honorary member of the squadron. U.S. Navy officers talk to Lindbergh on the deck of Saratoga, including Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves (aka "Bull" Reeves), A.P. Storrs, and W.V. Davis. Pilots pose for a photo with Lindbergh. Lindbergh seated in the aircraft. Squadron emblem of Felix the cat holding a spherical bomb is painted on side of plane. Plane takes off from the carrier deck. Lindbergh, U.S. Military and Navy officials aboard Saratoga talk to each other. Another naval ship can be seen in the sea. Bow of the aircraft carrier.
The Japanese Navy and U.S. Navy in combat in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Midway in World War II. On June 3rd 1942 : U.S. amphibious aircraft take off from a catapult. A sailor observes through binoculars from a ship deck. A convoy of Japanese ships in the Pacific ocean. A pilot in the cockpit of the U.S. Navy aircraft in flight. A man beside the control panel. The Pacific Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz on a ship. The United States sailors work on the ship deck. The sailors inside a cabin on the ship. Men walk out of the cabin to the deck. The men load a bomb in bomb bay of an aircraft. The ammunition on the deck. The aircraft takes off from the carrier deck. U.S. Navy ships attacked by Japanese aircraft. Smoke rising from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific ocean. U.S. ships fire at Japanese planes. A Japanese plane crashes into the ocean. A parked U.S. plane bounces to side of aircraft carrier after explosions and turbulence and nearly falls off edge. Dramatic close view of a Japanese aircraft hit while closing in on a U.S. Navy carrier. A wing tears off and the Japanese plane crashes into the ocean right beside the U.S. Navy carrier. Gun camera footage of U.S. Navy aircraft attacking the Japanese naval fleet. Japanese ships burning and smoking. Views of disabled Japanese ships off the Midway atoll. U.S. soldiers on deck of ship after the battle.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Aerial view of the Pacific Ocean. A U.S. aircraft takes off from a carrier. The aircraft in flight. Naval guns being fired from ships underway in the Pacific. Animation depicts lack of communication between American forces. Ships underway. Animation depicts the cause of surprise enemy attack on American forces. Men look on monitors tracking enemy forces. Japanese ships underway in the Pacific. U.S. 7th Fleet ships underway. Animation depicts positions of U.S. Task Forces. Commander of U.S. 7th Fleet Admiral Thomas Cassin Kinkaid receives a dispatch from Commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet. Battleships underway in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts organized Task Force 34 and Task Force 38 pushing on. Animation depicts the various possibilities of American Task Force attack over the Japanese forces.
A private high-wing parasol monoplane takes off and passes directly over the camera. A glimpse of factories and smoke stacks in the background, during takeoff. From that airplane, the Japanese ocean liner, Chichibu Maru, is seen underway in water below. Scene shifts completely to interior of a Japanese steel mill, where fiery molten steel rushes out of an open hearth furnace; fire shoots upward from a bessemer converter furnace; A conveyer transports a large crucible of molten steel inside a plant; closeup of its contents being poured into another container. An open hearth furnace about to disgorge its molten steel, with some already running out. Japanese steel workers standing on platform as a crucible of flaming steel passes on a conveyer. Molten steel flaming brightly in various areas within the steel mill as conveyer moves a large crucible in foreground. Closeup of a flaming steel-filled crucible. Scene shifts to workers in a Japanese shipyard. A number of commercial ships are in the waters behind them. Camera changes focus to scaffolding surrounding a large ocean-going ship under construction. Next it shows another nearly-completed ship with "Chichibu Maru" painted on her hull. Next, the Chichibu Maru is seen going down the ways as she is launched on 8 May, 1929. (She would complete fitting out on 10 March, 1930.) Closeup of the hull as she plunges into the water on launch. Some crew and yard workers look down from her deck. Banners are displayed from the launching ceremony. View from a small boat moving around the Chichibu Maru, as she departs on an ocean voyage. Her passengers line the decks, waving goodbyes.
U.S. sea power in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. ships in the Pacific Ocean. Animations depict U.S. campaigns on different islands. U.S. aircraft on an aircraft carrier. An aircraft takes off. Animation depicts U.S. advance in the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers walk in a line. They board a war ship. Field artillery including tanks and trucks loaded on the ship. Ships underway in the Pacific Ocean.
Views of U.S. Navy Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3) in the Pacific near Panama Canal during fleet excercise "Fleet Problem IX". The Aircraft Carrier Saratoga steaming forward, seen from various angles. The hull and huge guns of the ship can be seen. A seaplane on the deck of the ship.