U.S. Navy Fighter pilots of VF-3 sit near an F4F and converse at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii during World War II
Kaneohe Bay Hawaii USA Date:1942, May Duration:1 min 53 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Activities of United States Navy pilots at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii during World War 2. U.S. Navy pilot climbs into cockpit of an F4F airplane with engine running. Right behind him is a tall stand with a seat and a sign below reading:"Carrier Pilots Check In & Out HERE!" A group of fighter pilots, including LCDR James S. "Jimmy" Thach of VF-3, discuss flight plans. F4Fs parked on the flight line. Flight leader (Thach) begins to taxi out and is followed by 6 more. They line up abreast, and then commence an echelon formation takeoff.
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