Japanese torpedo bombers in action against U.S. warships during World War II
Pacific Theater Date:1944 Duration:2 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
View looking out from cockpit of a Japanese torpedo bomber flying just above thin cloud layer over water. Thin spit of land visible in distance. Several warships seen below. Closeup of the pilot, speaking into intercom. Formation of Nakajima Nakajima torpedo bombers in flight. Allied ships underway. The Japanese torpedo bombers attack, flying through a hail of intense antiaircraft fire from the U.S. warships. Around them other airplanes are engaged in dog fights. One pilot is seen as his airplane is struck by gunfire and begins to smoke. Another torpedo bomber continues and successfully releases his torpedo, which strikes a ship, which explodes. Clip is a mix of dramatized and actual footage.
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