US Aircraft Carrier action in World War 2. Added: 03/14/2011
World War 2 in the Pacific color film footage The U.S. Aircraft Carrier King of the Pacific Added: 03/14/2011
Vought F4U Corsairs in action in the Pacific. The Corsair became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair.
The Grumman F6F Hellcat was a carrier based fighter aircraft built to replace the older outdated F4F Wildcats. The Hellcat was the first USN fighter for which the design took into account lessons from combat with the Japanese Zero. The Hellcat proved to be the most successful aircraft in naval history, destroying 5,271 aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Many of these scenes are from the movie, Flying Leathernecks.
Documentary Trailer: Expecting island duty, the men of Marine Squadron VMF 451 were surprised to discover they would be flying off an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. In January, 1945, the Blue Devils, boarded USS Bunker Hill in San Francisco and headed into battle Added: 09/22/2010
Some hard to find color film and black/white footage of air-to-air and ground attack in WW2. Allied Air to ground attacks virtually destroyed the German's ability to transport troops, ammunitions and equipment. Added: 12/07/2009
A newsreel video on the early use of unguided air to ground rockets utilized on the P-38 Lightning and the P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. Added: 12/07/2009
A short video on the British Avro Lancaster bombers with specialized bombs use to skip across the lake and hit the German dams. Added: 09/27/2009
The story of the manufacturing and construction of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator at the Willow Run plant owned and operated by Ford Motor Company. Ford built B-24's under license from Consolidated. Added: 08/03/2009
The story of the last missions against the Nazi oil fields in Ploesti during World War II. Added: 08/03/2009
A news reel video titled, "Allies Crushing Airpower". Footage of Allied Forces Air Power n World War II. Added: 07/28/2009
A war time documentary on the American Aircraft Carriers. Added: 05/06/2009
Grumman F-6F Hellcat fighters in action in the Pacific theater in WW II. Added: 09/20/2008
The Chance Vought F-4U Corsair. The "Bent Wing" bird. The Corsairs became master of the south pacific in WW II. Added: 09/20/2008
Old color shots of rare US Navy aircraft aboard USS Enterprise and around the San Diego area. Filmed for the 1941 movie "Dive Bomber". Scarce aircraft such as the Douglas TBD-1 Devastator, Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver and the Vought SB2U Vindicator are shown. Aircraft in the movie were clearly from USS Saratoga (Air Group 3) and from USS Enterprise (Air Group 6). Video clips assembled by Greg Clarke. Added: 4/06/2008