Gun crews aboard carriers of U.S. Task Force fire guns at Japanese aircraft during Battle of Midway in World War II.
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, June 4 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
Loose formation of U.S. Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless dive bombers in flight during battle of Midway, in World war 2. View from backseat of one passing, ahead of a U.S. Yorktown class aircraft carrier. Formation of SBD-3 Dauntless dive bombers in flight and closeup of one with pilot and rear gunner clearly seen. View of U.S. aircraft carrier underway below. View from aircraft carrier of SBD-3 flying low to port. Aircraft closely packed on deck of the USS Hornet (CV-8). A Grumman F4F, Wildcat, of Navy Fighter Squadron, VF-8, takes off from Hornet, followed by 2 Douglas Dauntless SBD dive bombers. Gun crews aboard the carrier fire 20 mm, 1.1 inch, and 5 inch guns at Japanese aircraft. Flak bursts in sky. Japanese planes are hit and fall into the sea.
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