OPERATION SANDY: Sparking the space age on a flight deck

We’re proud to share amazing stories from America’s most popular warship museum in “United Stories of America,” a docuseries chronicling USS Midway’s epic adventures during 47 years of service.

In 1947, a captured Nazi V-2 rocket was launched from Midway’s flight deck to test the feasibility of firing long-range missiles from ships at sea. It was a ‘heart in throat’ moment no one present would ever forget.