Pilots of Navy Squadron, VF-3, on the USS Yorktown (CV-5) after returning from mission in World War II, Battle of Midway
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, June 4 Duration:57 sec Sound:Yes
A formation of Douglas SBD-3 aircraft is seen flying overhead. Pilots of U.S. Navy Fighter Squadron (VF-3) on their Aircraft Carrier, the USS Yorktown (CV-5), after a mission during the Battle of Midway. They are seen climbing out of their aircraft after parking on the flight deck. The Squadron Commander, Lieutenant Commander John S. Thatch, in cockpit of his F4F aircraft with 7 Japanese flags painted on its fuselage. in out of sequence, earlier shot, he holds up four fingers in response to question of how many Japanese aircraft fell to VF-3, on this mission. Other VF-3 pilots climbing from their aircraft. Three pose in front of an F4F.
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