U.S. Navy personnel fire AA guns and USS Lexington (CV-2) underway and hit during Battle of Coral Sea
Pacific Ocean Date:1942 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
Activities of U.S. Navy personnel underway in the Pacific Ocean on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers during World War II. Officers seated at a conference table discuss plans as one officer writes on chalk board. An aircraft carrier underway in the Pacific. This is likely the USS Lexington (CV-2) or the USS Saratoga (CV-3). Sailors gather near an aircraft parked on the flight deck. Sailors working in the radio room of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy and Japanese enemy aircraft flying overhead during the Battle of the Coral Sea. A smoking ship in the distance following attack. A sailor watching the enemy aircraft through binoculars. Huge splash in water behind U.S. Navy ship during attack. Sailors firing anti aircraft guns from the ship. Flak bursting in the sky. Pilots in cockpit of a U.S. Navy Douglas SBD Dauntless on flight deck. U.S. Navy F4F-3 aircraft (Grumman Wildcat) parked on the flight deck of a carrier. Explosion followed by smoke billowing upward as the USS Lexington (CV-2) is hit by torpedoes from Japanese torpedo bomber aircraft. USS Lexington is seen listing to port, smoking, and on fire. (Audio narration present only on a brief part of clip.)
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