Sailors and crewmen work on weapons and load bombs into aircraft aboard the USS Yorktown in the Pacific.
Pacific Theater Date:1944, June Duration:1 min 29 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Navy documentary highlights functions, duties and crew activities aboard 'The Fighting Lady', pseudonym for the USS Yorktown (CV-10) in the Pacific Theater during the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The carrier advances towards the Mariana Islands. Sailors work on weapons and special devices including magazines, bullets. They work on the bomb line. Sailors prepare the torpedo planes. Aircraft lined on the flight deck. Crewmen arm planes with 500, 1000, and 2000lb bombs, torpedo Iincendiaries, anti-personnel bombs called Daisy Cutters. Sailors pull trolleys with bombs towards the bombers, load the bombs including armor piercing bombs and bombs with delayed action fuses. A crewman pushes new rockets on trolley to be loaded onto the planes.
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