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U.S. Navy USS Hornet (CV-8) sinks after battling Japanese bombers during Battle of the Santa Cruz in World War II.

Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands on 26th of October, 1942 during World War II. U.S. aircraft take off from U.S. Navy USS Hornet (CV-8) carrier at dawn. Members of crew on U.S. carrier look through binoculars. Japanese bombers formation overhead. Gun crews of USS Hornet (CV-8) attack the Japanese aircraft. Japanese aircraft in flames crash. Flak bursts in sky. USS Hornet gets torpedoed and bombed heavily. USS Hornet burns. The crew abandons the USS Hornet. Members of the crew board rescue boats. USS Hornet being sunk by torpedo attacks at night. Wounded men transferred to other U.S. ships and taken ashore. New ships being launched from shipyards in United States.

Date: 1942, October 26
Duration: 5 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The USS Hornet on fire and during battle of Santa Cruz Island in the Pacific during World War II.

U.S. Navy during the Battle of Santa Cruz Island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Battle of Santa Cruz island, during World War 2. USS Hornet and other ships underway in the Pacific Ocean. USS Hornet on fire as a single-stack destroyer circling her attempts to assist. An airplane taking off from USS Hornet prior to her being damaged. Anti aircraft artillery being fired from a ship. numerous black puffs of Flak in the sky. Crew on the deck of Craven-Class Destroyer. Fire hoses over the side of the ship. Crew of Hornet hoist buckets of seawater aboard to help fight the fire.

Date: 1942, October
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Guns aboard United States ship Minneapolis (CA-36) firing during the Battle of Wake Island in World War II.

Battle of Wake Island and Santa Cruz Island in Pacific Theater during World War 2. United States sailors on board the USS Minneapolis (CA-36). One of the sailors drinks from a glass and another one scans the sky during shelling of Wake island. 5 inch-38 caliber multipurpose guns trained skyward. Curtiss Scout observation plane (SOC Sea gull) warms up on catapult. Gun crew with helmets and masks, man their guns. Explosions occur from shelling of Wake Island. A ship strafed by aircraft. Smoke rises as shells drop in the sea. Turrets of guns trained to starboard as officer stands on a bridge. Wake Island being shelled and antiaircraft flak seen in sky. U.S. heavy cruiser fires. Guns firing from turrets aboard the USS Minneapolis as officers stand in the foreground. Antiaircraft guns firing.

Date: 1942, October
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USS Enterprise battles attacking Japanese warplanes in Battle of Santa Cruz during World War II.

Naval Battle of Santa Cruz Island in the Pacific Ocean during World War 2. View from The USS Enterprise (CV-6) during attacks by Japanese airplanes. F4F aircraft parked on her flight deck. A U.S. Destroyer is steaming aft and firing its guns. Battleship, USS South Dakota seen in distance. Black Flak bursts in the air. The Enterprise makes swerving defensive maneuvers while underway. A Japanese airplane flies overhead, aft. View from the ship's island of sailors gathered on flight deck and then running to an F4F that has collapsed with wing over antiaircraft gun positions. Sailors begin to right the airplane but abandon the deck when a bomb hits somewhere aft starboard. Smoke rising from the strike area. Enterprise making severe defensive maneuvers as her antiaircraft batteries fire. Anti-aircraft cruiser, USS San Juan CL-54, visible astern as Enterprise turns hard to starboard. Sky filled with black flak bursts. Black smoke rising from two downed Japanese aircraft in the water. Smoke drifting across the flight deck.

Date: 1942, October 26
Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
F4F aircraft take off aboard the United States ship Saratoga during the Battle of Wake Island in Pacific Theater.

Battle of Wake Island and Santa Cruz Island in Pacific Theater during World War II. F4F aircraft take off aboard the United States aircraft carrier Saratoga SBD dauntless takes off aboard Saratoga. A 500 pound bomb under the wing of SBD dauntless aircraft. Planes parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier, a TBF avenger pushed backwards by men.

Date: 1942, October
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USS Northampton tows the USS Hornet underway in the Pacific Ocean during Battle of Santa Cruz in World War II.

U.S. Navy during the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific during World War 2. The heavy cruiser, USS Northampton (CA-26) attempting to tow the severely damaged Carrier, USS Hornet (CV-8), while under attack by Japanese aircraft. Stern section of USS Northampton. USS Hornet listing very heavily towards single-stack Sims class destroyer in the foreground. Crew firing guns from Hornet. Flak bursting in the sky over Hornet during a Japanese torpedo attack.

Date: 1942, October 26
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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