U.S. Navy pilots return after bombing Marcus Island and report to the combat intelligence officer aboard USS Yorktown.
Pacific Theater Date:1943, August 30 Duration:3 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
USS Yorktown (CV-10) in the Pacific Theater during World War 2. U.S. Navy fighters, bombers and escorts return after bombing Marcus Island. including the SBD Dauntless, TBF Avenger, F6F Hellcat, A-25 Shrike, SB2C and SBF Helldiver land on the carrier. An officer supervises the deck activities. Crewmen signal and guide the planes. An aircraft lands with a ruptured tire. Landing officer warns the crew to keep away on the stern. The pilots go below to report to the combat intelligence officer. The officer and a crewman seated at a table with documents and photographs. The pilots provide statistics regarding bombs dropped, ammunition fired, and targets. They report on shore installations, radio stations, gas dumps, hangars and ammunition dumps set on fire due to their bombardment. Smokey, the radio plotting room in charge, tracks the remaining aircraft over the radio. Crewmen signal on the flight deck as a plane crash lands. Officers and pilots in a meeting.
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