Crippled planes attempt landings and crew pay homage to casualties aboard USS Yorktown during the Battle of the Philippines.
Pacific Theater Date:1944, June Duration:3 min 33 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Navy filming aboard 'The Fighting Lady', pseudonym for the USS Yorktown (CV-10) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. aircraft return after an assault on the Imperial Japanese Naval fleet. Damaged and crippled planes make landing attempts on the flight deck. A dive bomber attempts a landing on one wheel, lands and falls over one side of the carrier into the water. Another plane lands and crashes. A U.S. Navy crew member helps the U.S. Navy pilot out of the burning plane. Crew members carry him away on a stretcher. Another crippled plane lands on the flight deck. Sailors put up the scores on a wall of the carrier including Japanese aircraft, ships and cruisers destroyed by the USS Yorktown crew. A pilot puts up his score on his plane, for the number of Japanese aircraft and Imperial Navy carriers hit. The crew collects on the flight deck for burial at sea. The deceased include Lieutenant Commanders and Lieutenants. Sailors give a gun salute and pay last respects to the U.S. Navy sailors killed in action. 'The Fighting Lady' underway, and her carrier planes in flight.
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