Views of U.S. forces on Midway Island during World War II
Midway Island Date:1942 Duration:3 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
Introduction to Midway Island and the Battle of Midway. Scenes of U.S. Navy and Marines on Midway Island during World War 2. Map of the Pacific locates Midway and other places. U.S. Navy PBY Catalina patrol planes in flight. Pilot in the cockpit of a patrol plane. View from the sea of Midway Island. U.S. Navy PT boats in the harbor. A Catalina just landed is recovered by sailors, in swim suits,who pull it ashore on a ramp. A U.S. Marine Corps honor guard carrying Marine Corps and American flag, leads a contingent of Marines marching across a pier. Sea birds in flight and Gooney birds on the ground, on Midway Island. U.S. military personnel relaxing at sunset. One plays the song,"Red River Valley," on an accordian. Others smoke and converse. Thunder is heard from isolated storm clouds in the distance.
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