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The Story of the US Navy's Aircraft Carriers: Hook Down, Wheels Down (1968)

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"Along with great US Navy air action, the highlight of this film are the interviews with famous World War 2 naval aviators, including George Gay, the lone survivor from Torpedo Squadron 8, John "Jimmy" Thach, who tells how he invented the famous "Thach Weave," Gene Valencia, a top USN ace and Adm Wade McClusky, of Midway fame, along with many other USN notables." Zeno, Zeno's Warbird Videos http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com This video is also available full screen on our "F4U Corsair" DVD: http://bit.ly/HTlGpN This fine documentary was produced by the Department of the Navy to celebrate the first 50 years of carrier based aviation, with an emphasis on World War 2 operations. The Navy Archives were opened to provide footage ranging from precarious landings on the old Langley, to the Battle of the Coral Sea, to CVEs facing the Japanese at Leyte Gulf, Midway and much more.I digitally restored the sound and video from this film.