U.S. Navy planes land on deck of U.S. Task Force 38 carrier in Gulf of Leyte during World War II.
Gulf of Leyte Date:1944, October 25 Duration:1 min 59 sec Sound:NO SOUND
United States Navy planes land on USN Task Force 38 carriers in Gulf of Leyte during World War 2. CVL (Light Aircraft Carrier) underway. Formation of planes. A Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver airplane is waved off during approach and executes go-around before landing on USS Essex. Crewmen examine battle damage on wings and around cockpits of an SB2C-5 aircraft (pilot Lt. Roger Noyes) parked on the flight deck. Pilot in F6F Hellcat fighter (with four rising sun flags for enemy kills on fuselage) awaits signal for takeoff. Formations of other aircraft returning to the carrier.
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