Pre-World War II Montage of scenes about U.S. aircraft carriers from 1930s through 1941.
Pacific Theater Date:1941 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
Historic scenes of early aircraft carrier development. Biplanes taking off and landing on the USS langley (CV-1). The launching of the USS Lexington (CV-2). View on flight deck of the Lexington. The carrier underway. Antiaircraft guns on the ship. View, from a ship, of the USS Lexington and a battleship in the distance. Closeup of the USS Langley (CV-1). Crew boarding the USS Hornet prior to her commissioning just before World War 2. View from Hornet's forward elevator as it rises from hangar deck up to flight deck. Entire ship's company, officers, sailors, and marine detachment, on deck in dress uniforms on flight deck during Hornet's commissioning ceremony in October, 1941. Sailors on shore wave as the USS Hornet leaves the harbor. Brief view of American carriers Lexington, Ranger, Yorktown, and Enterprise in line ahead in 1940, followed by view of Lexington.
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