Naval guns are fired on Japanese aircraft from U.S. battleships and USS Princeton catches fire in the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Date:1946, July Duration:5 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
American strike over Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Cape Engano of World War II. Animation depicts U.S. Task Force 38 in three groups and contact with enemy forces. Animation depicts Task Force 38.3 and Task Force 38.4 concentrating on Task Force 38.2. Task Force 38.1 diverted for battle and Japan's attack on Task Force 38.3. Japanese aircraft in flight. Naval guns fired from U.S. battleships. Japanese aircraft which are shot down plunge in water. USS Princeton (CVL-23 ) catches fire. U.S. soldiers spray water on the ship. USS Birmingham (CL-62) and USS Irwin (DD-794) attempt to extinguish the fire. The ship explodes. Animation depicts Task Force 38.3, Task Force 38.2 and a search airplane locating enemy carrier force. U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral William Halsey, Jr. who is the Commander of U.S. Third Fleet studies a map with others and makes an estimate of Japanese forces. Animation depicts the strength of Japanese forces. Animation depicts the strength of the Japanese Navy in the central region. Animation depicts U.S. plan of attack on Japanese forces.
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