USS Enterprise under attack by Japanese airplanes during the Battle of Santa Cruz in World War II
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, October 26 Duration:4 min 31 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Naval fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Santa Cruz Island of World War 2. Aft section of the flight deck aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6). The ship is under attack by Japanese airplanes and men take cover. Smoke arising from a Japanese bomb strike obscures the scene. The smoke engulfs the flight deck with stranded U.S. Navy SBD Dauntless near the stern. Sailors on the Enterprise firing 5 inches guns. An explosion rocks the ship and the SBD airplane at the stern falls into nearby gun sponson. Several men are in prone positions on the stern of the flight deck. One lone sailor runs forward, the length of the flight deck. Personnel running with fire hoses. SBDs and U.S. Navy F4F Wildcat parked on the flight deck. Anti-aircraft cruiser USS San Juan and battleship USS South Dakota are visible steaming along Enterprise's port side.
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