Explosions and fire on USS Princeton (CVL-23) after being bombed by Japanese plane in Leyte Gulf during World War 2
Leyte Gulf Philippines Date:1944, October 24 Duration:3 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Task Force 38.3 in Leyte Gulf during Battle of Leyte in World War II. CVLs (Light Aircraft Carriers) and CVs (Fleet Aircraft Carrier) underway. USS Princeton (CVL-23) underway and burning. Japanese plane passes through flak. Princeton burns fiercely following attack by a Japanese Yokosuka D4Y 'Judy' Dive Bomber. The aircraft had dropped a bomb which struck the carrier between the elevators, crashing through the flight deck and hangar, and then exploding. U.S. Navy F6F Hellcat fighter parked on deck of carrier. Explosion on the after-deck of Princeton. Additional explosion on the USS Princeton. Japanese Zeke (Zero) dives on USS Langley (CVL-27), burns in flames, and crashes.
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