The Fighting Lady: World War 2 Aircraft Carrier Action (Restored Color 1944)

Published on May 1, 2012
Channel: Zenoswarbirds
Category: Education
Source: Youtube

This is a color restoration of this classic film you wont see anywhere else! Academy Award Winner "The Fighting Lady" follows the fictional career of an Essex Class aircraft carrier from the Marcus Islands campaign, through Tinian, Truk, the "Mariana's Turkey Shoot" and much more.This is my favorite World War 2 carrier flick. I did scene-by-scene digital color restoration. Don't let the term "fictionalized" miss lead you. All of the footage shown in this fascinating composite documentary is real -- shot by combat cameramen on board ship and in the air, showing actual Navy and Marine pilots and crewmen up close and personal. ("The Fighting Lady was actually the nickname given to the Yorktowns, CV-5 & CV-10.) You'll see dramatic action showing Hellcats, Hell Divers, Corsairs on deck and in the air, including exciting dive bombing, anti-aircraft, and gun camera footage and some amazing walkaway crash landings. And there's a fascinating tour below decks too. But most memorably, you'll see the faces of the officers and enlisted men of the Fighting Lady at work and at rest, making it all possible -- in some cases by giving their lives. Powerfully narrated by Lt. Robert Taylor. Zeno, Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Don't miss our "Fighting Lady-Carrier Ops" DVD for more WW2 carrier action Visit our aviation DVD store at for the World's largest selection of World War 2 & vintage jet aircraft aviation videos