USS Enterprise battles attacking Japanese warplanes in Battle of Santa Cruz during World War II.
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, October 26 Duration:3 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Naval Battle of Santa Cruz Island in the Pacific Ocean during World War 2. View from The USS Enterprise (CV-6) during attacks by Japanese airplanes. F4F aircraft parked on her flight deck. A U.S. Destroyer is steaming aft and firing its guns. Battleship, USS South Dakota seen in distance. Black Flak bursts in the air. The Enterprise makes swerving defensive maneuvers while underway. A Japanese airplane flies overhead, aft. View from the ship's island of sailors gathered on flight deck and then running to an F4F that has collapsed with wing over antiaircraft gun positions. Sailors begin to right the airplane but abandon the deck when a bomb hits somewhere aft starboard. Smoke rising from the strike area. Enterprise making severe defensive maneuvers as her antiaircraft batteries fire. Anti-aircraft cruiser, USS San Juan CL-54, visible astern as Enterprise turns hard to starboard. Sky filled with black flak bursts. Black smoke rising from two downed Japanese aircraft in the water. Smoke drifting across the flight deck.
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