USS Franklin attacked by a Japanese bomber near Honshu while she was underway in the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Date:1945, March Duration:13 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
A log book entry of USS Franklin (CV-13). Aircraft take off from the flight deck while she is at few mile distance from Honshu. An aircraft in flight. U.S. aircraft in flight in pursuit of the twin Japanese bomber which was sighted by USS Hancock. An animated map shows the location where the ship was hit. Smoke rises from the ship after two bombs were dropped on it by the Japanese bomber. The bomber is shot down by an aircraft of Air Group 5. Flames shoot above the ship. Crew on the hangar deck try to douse the fire. Men carry casualties. First aid stations set up on the forward area of the flight deck. Men attend to the wounded. Men overboard. Men are helped aboard. A log book entry. Animated map shows the place where the ship went dead in water. Gun crews at station. A shot Japanese aircraft crashes into water. A log book entry. USS Santa Fe alongside the ship. She pours water on the burning ship. Wounded are removed and transferred to USS Santa Fe. Men from below the flight deck are rescued. Animated map shows the ship taken under tow by USS Pittsburgh. After a few hours, the ship sails on her own. Decks are cleaned. A prayer service for sailors who died. Ship anchored near hospital ship USS Mercy to which wounded were ferried (though footage shown is of USS Bountiful (AH-9)). Nurses attend the wounded. Patients in sick bay. A chaplain talks to a survivor. A thanksgiving and memorial service is held. A survey party evaluates the damage. Completely wrecked flight deck. The ship heads towards Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Debris is jettisoned. U.S. Navy WAVES ( Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) welcome the ship. The ship sails towards Panama. The ship enters the Panama Canal. Sailors are decorated. USS Franklin on its way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, U.S. The ship reaches New York. The Statue of Liberty. A decoration ceremony on the flight deck. The ship sails again after repairs.
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