U.S. carrier operations in the Pacific Ocean during World War 2. A "jeep carrier" (Escort Carrier) on the horizon. The sun sets in the background. Aircraft being recovered on the Escort Carrier, USS Manila Bay (CVE-61) while underway in the Pacific during World War 2. FM-2 Wildcat fighter number 13, of U.S. Navy Composite Squadron 80 (VC-80) makes a routine landing on the flight deck. Another one approaching is waved off and goes around. FM-2, number 14, makes a routine landing. But it is next seen surrounded by deck crewmen, because it has sustained battle damage. The upper skin on its left wing is seen to be blown away,exposing the internal spars of the wing. The pilot steps from the cockpit and briefly examines the left side of his airplane for other damage.
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