Much of the footage used in the film “Torpedo Squadron 8” was shot aboard the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) between the Japanese attack in Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941 and the Battle of Midway beginning on June 4th 1942. John Ford made the film as a tribute to the near total loss of the squadron during the Battle of Midway. He also produced a film using footage shot primarily on Midway atoll itself. Pilots and crews are featured heavily inTorpedo Squadron 8. The film…

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