On June 4-6, 1942, a large Japanese force attempted to capture Midway Island in the North Pacific, but was defeated by U.S. forces with a loss ratio of 4:1 in favor of the Americans. On hand was a crew of naval photographers directed by John Ford; their documentary footage was edited together with narration by Hollywood actors. The film covers the attack on Midway, some limited aerial footage, the search for survivors, and aftermath of the battle. Written by
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On the opening credit screen that reads "Photographed by the U.S. Navy...", above is shown the rating badge of a Photographer's Mate, Second Class. See more
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Army Air Corps Song
("Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder")
(also called "The Army Air Force" (1939))
Written by Captain Robert Crawford
Played in the score See more