Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Animated map shows the way point of the U.S. ships under Admiral Cruzen towards Antarctica. Shows whales and a whaler ship nearby, including whales breaching. U.S. Navy fleet advances through icy layer of Antarctica. A group of emperor penguins in the sea. Reconnaissance helicopters scout ahead. Scenes of Antarctica during twilight. Coastguard icebreaker breaks the icy layer making a way for the U.S. Navy fleet. A reconnaissance helicopter scouts ahead. The Submarine USS Sennet (SS-408) gets stuck in ice. Rescue boat rushes at the site of the stuck sub to save the crew. The Seaplane Tener Pine Island sends a helicopter which locates the old hut of Scott's 37 year old British expedition. The helicopter of the Eastern Group crashes while trying to land on the Pine Island. Crash boat rescues Captain George Dufek and his pilot.
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. U.S. navy fleet advances through heavy icy layer of the Antarctica. Submarine USS Sennet is caught between two ice layers. Coast Guard Icebreaker Northwind comes to the aid. Icebreaker Northwind comes to the aid of vessels that are stuck in ice. It rescues and tows the Sennet. Sailors capture an Antarctic Ross Seal and lift it aboard a ship in a cargo net. Northwind cuts free the strangled USS Mount Olympus and other Navy vessels from the ice, and the Supplyship Merrick (AKA-97) which has suffered ruptures and taken on water.
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Shows U.S. Navy fleet in Antarctica. A group of emperor penguins. Antics of the penguins. Sailors anchor the ships with "dead men" (sunk pylons). Aircraft, vehicles and equipment including Weasels, trucks, bulldiozers, are unloaded from the ships up to "Little America." Huskies carry sailors on sledges and sleds. Demolition team plant charges and clears the way ahead. Men build an airstrip on the ice for the landings of U.S. DC-3 (R4D) aircraft. Tracked caterpillars and bulldozer level the surface. The expedition team starts to settle in Antarctica.
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Aerial shot of the Antarctic seals in Antarctica. Husky dogs bark at a seal. Husky sledge is being prepared. Husky puppies fight for food.
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. American carrier ship USS Philippine Sea is radioed by the flag ship. Admiral Richard Byrd orders the DC-3s (also known as R4D) to take off from the deck. The DC-3s take off from the deck by means of jet propulsion devices. Admiral Byrd's plane lands on the Antarctic ice. He meets and greets the fellow officers. Expedition team is caught in heavy blizzard. Snow is cleared off aircraft, tents and equipment after the blizzard subsides. Admiral Byrd reviews his men and U.S. flag is raised.
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his party ride Weasels visits an old buried U.S. base camp of "Little America" #1 and #2, from the 1930's on Antarctica. Captain Boyd of U.S. Marine Corps enters inside a ventilating hatch. Food and supplies preserved for several years beneath the ice are taken out. Admiral Byrd exits the hatch.
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