Skip to comments.WW2 CARRIER FOOTAGE
Posted on 07/04/2010 4:35:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
Color footage of carrier action in the Pacific. Thie is my daddy's generation in action, just a bunch of kids then. One of my uncles was flying off a carriers, he flew Corsairs.
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Thanks, I have seen all of this footage before, but still. Brave soldiers of LIBERTY!
Words fail me about today.
Thank You for the posting. Reminds me of my days on the USS Enterprise CVAN65 and VF-96.
The thanks belong to SWAMPSNIPER. He actually posted it.
Former US Navy SWO
A most famous pic, The Kamikaze hit they took 14 May 1945.
That "thing" hundreds of feet in the air, with a smoke plume behind it, is the rear aircraft elevator that brought the planes up from below deck. It weighed tens of tons. Damn. Damn. Damn. How did they stay upright?
Uncle wrote that "we survived because our Skipper was "Trigger Happy", in reference to the USS Vincennes Incident.
About the only words Brokaw ever uttered that were worthy of my respect and support were the phrase he coined...”The Greatest Generation”.And WWII wasn’t the *only* thing that they did that earned them that title.
if you have more footage send it to me please
Freeper Sonofstrangelove is VERY impressed and he posted:
>>>> "if you have more footage send it to me please" <<<<
Someone just sent me the link today. I wish I had more.
That is great footage.
I watched the first two episodes of THE PACIFIC HBO series this evening. It is very good
See post no.12
My dad also served on the Big ‘E’. Transfered to her from the Lexington before Pearl. Had he stayed on the Lex he’d have gone down with his 3 best friends when she was sunk. As it was he became priviledged to fight in more battles than any other WWII fighting ship. He served in the most dangerous job, on the flight deck flagging aircraft. Was part of the fire crew that fought that elevator blaze you mentioned. God bless my dad, JVW, gone since 1994.
Dear Old Lex. A Lady to the Last. God bless the Great Men.
I’ve always thought those things look really cool.
My grandfather was on the Bunker Hill when it was kamikazied on May 11th. Any liberal pinhead who questions Hiroshima and Nagasaki lives in ignorance of the carnage at Okinawa. The A-bomb saved my grandfather from having to go back for the planned Home Island invasion.
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