SOC Seagull observation biplane retrieved by USS Salt Lake City in Doolittle Task Force during World War II.
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, April Duration:2 min 58 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Task Force 16 underway in the Pacific to launch the famous Doolittle raid bombing Tokyo, Japan during World War 2. U.S. Destroyers and Cruisers on horizon as planes circle and land aboard USS Enterprise (CV-6). Bow of Heavy Cruiser USS Salt Lake City, CA-25 underway in heavy seas, and another one ahead of it. SOC Seagull observation biplane circles USS Salt Lake City. USS Hornet (CV-8) and USS Enterprise (CV-6) in the background. SOC comes alongside USS Salt Lake City. Pilot is seen affirming security of hoist cable on his top wing, after which, the plane begins rising as the hoist winds it in. SOC flies past USS Salt Lake City. SOCs land in slick of USS Salt Lake City and hook on sled.
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