Aircraft take off from the USS Midway (CVA-41) underway and crew watch Napalm bomb explode in South China Sea.
South China Sea Date:1965, May 8 Duration:1 min 8 sec Sound:NO SOUND
United States Navy 7th Fleet operations in South China Sea during the Vietnam War. A United States Navy aircraft A-3B Skyhawk rolls to a stop. The wire is released and wings are folded. Aircraft taxis off to the left. A-4E catapulted from starboard. Others wait in the foreground. United States Navy aircraft A-4E Skyhawk taxis up to deck. United States Navy aircraft A-3B Skywarrior parked in the background. A United States Navy aircraft F-8D Crusader being catted from catapult. A-4E Skyhawk on a catapult. A-4E Skyhawk catted from catapult. Blast fence being lowered in the foreground. F-8D Crusader catted. A-4E Skyhawk on fly by past the ship during air demonstration. Napalm bomb hits the water in far background making a fireball. Several crew members on flight deck watch. Smoke rises from water as Napalm bombs explode.
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