Scenes from World War II Battle of Midway documentary film
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, June Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Segments of film, shot under direction of John Ford,for documentary on Battle of Midway in World War 2. Two U.S. Navy F4F-4s take off successively from deck of an aircraft carrier. A Douglas Dauntless (SBD-3) takes off. Man in steel helmet strains to look directly overhead through binoculars, as a flight of five Japanese zeros peels off overhead and dives. One is seen releasing a bomb. The Five aircraft fly away in trail formation and then reappear flying toward the camera and dropping bombs. Flak clouds hang low in the air. Objects stike the water with splashes. Antiaircraft fire, with tracers visible, is directed at low flying airplane. Two Japanese zero fighters zoom low toward the camera and pull out overhead. A flight of three Douglas Dauntless aircraft in formation.
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