Crippled U.S. Navy bombers and fighters return and land aboard the USS Yorktown near the Mariana Islands in World War 2
Pacific Theater Date:1944, June Duration:2 min 42 sec Sound:Yes
'The Fighting Lady', pseudonym for the USS Yorktown (CV-10) in the Pacific Theater during the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The U.S. Assault Force battleships including USS Yorktown, USS Colorado, USS Tennessee and USS Pennsylvania advance towards the Mariana Islands. 'The Fighting Lady' crew watches as crippled aircraft make landing attempts on their return after bombing the Tinian Island. The Landing Officer signals. Wrecked planes land on the flight deck. The flight deck emergency crew, fire fighters, rescue details and medical foremen rush towards the plane on fire. A torpedo plane on fire lands. Officers and crewmen watch as the emergency crew tries to DOUZE out the fire. Intelligence officers question the pilots in a Ready Room. Radio operators in the Radio Plotting Room send news about approaching Japanese torpedo planes and dive bombers from enemy aircraft carriers. The alarm sounds, crew activity on flight deck, sailors rush to their battle stations. Activity in the engine room and boiler room as USS Yorktown advances on guard. Commander Dixie Kiefer gears himself for action. The ship dog mascot named Scrappy is seen wearing a life jacket.
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