Guns aboard United States ship Minneapolis (CA-36) firing during the Battle of Wake Island in World War II.
Pacific Theater Date:1942, October Duration:2 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Battle of Wake Island and Santa Cruz Island in Pacific Theater during World War 2. United States sailors on board the USS Minneapolis (CA-36). One of the sailors drinks from a glass and another one scans the sky during shelling of Wake island. 5 inch-25 caliber multipurpose guns trained skyward. Curtiss Scout observation plane (SOC Sea gull) warms up on catapult. Gun crew with helmets and masks, man their guns. Explosions occur from shelling of Wake Island. A ship strafed by aircraft. Smoke rises as shells drop in the sea. Turrets of guns trained to starboard as officer stands on a bridge. Wake Island being shelled and antiaircraft flak seen in sky. U.S. heavy cruiser fires. Main battery, 8 inch 55 caliber guns, firing from turrets aboard the USS Minneapolis as officers stand in the foreground. Antiaircraft guns firing.
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