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The Fleet that Came to Stay

This film documents the Battle of Okinawa from the U.S. Navy’s point of view. In addition to describing Navy support for the ground troops,… read more

This film documents the Battle of Okinawa from the U.S. Navy’s point of view. In addition to describing Navy support for the ground troops, the film shows some of the nearly 2,000 kamikaze attacks, and American pilots and gunners trying to shoot them down over the Pacific. Opening with a few dramatized scenes on board a ship, the film was assembled primarily from combat footage by Hollywood filmmaker and Navy Ensign Budd Boetticher, who directed many low budget westerns. close

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The Fleet that Came to Stay

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Program ID:
471186-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Japan
First Aired:
Apr 25, 2020 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 08, 2020 | 6:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Apr 25, 2020 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 26, 2020 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 27, 2020 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 02, 2020 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 07, 2020 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 08, 2020 | 1:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 08, 2020 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 08, 2020 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 08, 2020 | 6:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 3