USS Alabama (BB-8) serves as a bombing practice target and is destroyed by Phosphorus bombs in the Chesapeake Bay, off the coast of Maryland, United States. Views of the USS Alabama at sea. A U.S. Army DH-4 single-engine bi-plane bomber of the 1st Provisional Air Brigade is prepared for a bombing run. Army soldier inspecting bombs attached to bottom of plane. The bomber in flight toward the target. Bombs released from the bomber. Huge explosions from phosphorus bombs on the mast birds nest area of the USS Alabama. The ship is completely shrouded in white smoke. Subsequent bombing run on the ship days later. The ship is struck by 2,000 pound bombs and quickly tips sideways and sinks in shallow water. Close views of the wrecked ship with mast toppled and massive destruction on deck.
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