The USS Enterprise (CV-6) in Battle of the Eastern Solomons, with 75 Seabees aboard, making emergency repairs
Solomon Islands Date:1942, September Duration:3 min 17 sec Sound:Yes
Animation shows shadows of U.S. B-17 bombers flying from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, to attack Japanese targets. F4F and Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft take off from the USS Enterprise (CV-6) which had been sent into battle with 75 Seabees, from Company B, 3rd Construction Battalion, still on board making emergency repairs. Scenes of the battle between U.S. and Japanese fleets in the Eastern Solomons. U.S. warships fire antiairccraft weapons at attacking Japanese aircraft, and fire heavy guns at Japanese warships. View of damage to flight deck of USS Enterprise. A U.S. warship on fire billowing black smoke. Black puffs fill sky from U.S. antiaircraft flak, as Japanese aircraft attack. Fire burning at edge of flight deck on USS Enterprise, as crewmen stretch long hoses to fight the blaze. Views of heavy damage sustained by the USS Enterprise during the battle.
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