Task Force 16 with Doolittle raiders underway in the Pacific Ocean during World War II
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, April Duration:3 min 25 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. ships of Task Force 16 underway in the Pacific Ocean carrying the Doolittle Raid crews of World War 2. The bow of the USS Salt Lake City, CA-25, as it goes through heavy seas. Water breaking over the bow. Various ships of a task force on the horizon. The bow of the same cruiser receives another breaker. The camouflaged Gleaves-class destroyer USS Meredith (DD-434) seen off the starboard of CA-25. A signalman raises flags. He sends blinker signals to carriers. A single stack destroyer of the Benham Class comes up alongside the cruiser. The task Force including USS Enterprise, USS Hornet, destroyers and two tankers underway. Aviation detail on the well-deck preparing to catapult a U.S. Navy SOC Seagull aircraft. The SOC aircraft is catapulted. A signalman sends a semaphore message. Signal flags on the ship. Several SOC scout planes are launched.
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