Japanese warplanes take off from Philippine airfield to attack U.S. Naval Task Force
Philippines Date:1944, October 16 Duration:4 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
Japanese pilots are briefed and take off in their planes from a Filipino airfield to attack U.S. Task Force 58. A variety of Japanese warplanes take off to attack the U.S. Naval Task Force. Among those seen are: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank) fighters; Yokosuka D4Y Suise (Comet) dive bombers; and twin engine G4M1 (Betty) bombers. Aircraft are directed from a Control tower made of wood and bamboo with camouflage covering. Formations of the Japanese warplanes are seen flying overhead. Japanese battleships at sea firing their guns, planes in the air, and torpedoes being launched. Japanese trucks distribute newspapers telling of the great Japanese victory over the American Naval Task Force.Filipinos reading the papers.
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