By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

jacks

  • Posted 5 months ago
  • 223 Views

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.

3 Comments

1000 Characters Remaining

wewink

08 Jun 14, 04:13 PM

Very touching and the music is perfect.  You can see and feel the humanity of these men.

NA

100 Characters Remaining

hepclassic

04 Jun 14, 05:53 PM

Thank you for sharing this Jacks. 

NA

100 Characters Remaining

GoodGuysWearBlack

04 Jun 14, 10:33 AM

Thanks for uploading this! We need to keep reminding ourselves that history repeats itself. May we never forge the horrors of WWII.

NA

100 Characters Remaining

Back To Top