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Torpedo Squadron 8

Remembering The Battle of Midway.72 years ago today these men gave their lives.The only survivor was Ensign George Gay rescued the day after.Director John Ford who spent the days before the battle on the ship of Torpedo Squadron 8 The U.S.S.Hornet got to know them and shot much footage on board.Ford got off at Midway to film the attack he knew was coming.Upon learning of the deaths of the pilots Ford put together a tribute to them for their families.It was never shown to the public.

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