The USS Yorktown: "The Fighting Lady"! The Fighting Lady (1944) is an Academy Award winning documentary/propaganda film produced by the U.S. Navy.
The plot of the film revolves around the life of seamen on board an anonymous aircraft carrier - "the Fighting Lady". Frequently mentioned is the old adage that war is 99% waiting. The first half or so of the film is taken up with examining the mundane details of life on board the aircraft carrier as she sails through the Panama Canal and into the Pacific Ocean, finally seeing action at Marcus Island.
After Marcus, intelligence reports that an armada of Japanese ships is massing near Truk, in the Carolines, so the Fighting Lady and some of her task force are sent on a "hit and run" mission to neutralize it and return to Marcus, but not to attempt a landing. Once the ship returns from the Truk raid, it is then sent to the waters off the Maria
Tags: The USS Yorktown, The Fighting Lady, Documentary/propaganda film, US navy, Pacific Theatre, World War 2, Japanese empire, Marianas, Pacific ocean, Nimitz, Halsey, Midway, Combat, Aircraft Carrier, battle
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