TBF Avenger and F4F aircraft take off from USS Marcus Island (CVE-77) in maneuvers prior to invasion of Peleliu in World War II
Pacific Ocean Date:1944, September 7 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Task Force maneuvers prior to the invasion of Peleliu in World War 2. Officers on bridge of USS Marcus Island (CVE-77) look through binoculars. Sailor sending semaphore signals. Pilots start engines and then unfold wings of TBF aircraft, preparing for takeoff. Sailor on wing of TBF talking to pilot. His hat blows off. He slides down from wing. The TBF takes off followed by another one. Three F4F aircraft take off in succession.
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