USS Henderson underway off the Antarctic Peninsula during Operation High Jump. USS Henderson goes through rough seas. A man signals from the bridge. Spray comes over the bow as seen from the signal bridge. Men stand near a railing and look at icebergs in the background. A photographer in an airplane checks a camera.
A PBM crew aboard USS Henderson as it is underway off the Antarctic Peninsula during Operation High Jump. A PBM-5 Mariner warming up on the deck. Members of the PBM crew. Individual shots of crew members. The PBM crew poses in a group. The PBM-5 being hoisted off the deck and lowered into water. An iceberg in the background.
A PBM Mariner takes off from water in the Antarctic Peninsula during Operation High Jump. The PBM Mariner takes off from the surface of water. An iceberg in the background.
Men on a look out and keep a watch aboard USS Henderson as it is underway off the Antarctic Peninsula during Operation High Jump. An iceberg. A man goes into an iceberg lookout shelter on the bow of the ship. He scans for icebergs. A man wearing protective clothing on in the lookout on the bridge.
A Christmas program aboard USS Hederson off the Antarctic Peninsula during Operation High Jump. Men decorate a Christmas tree on a hanger deck. A man put ornaments on the tree. Chaplain Palmer places a star on the top of the tree. Captain Mark W. Clark addresses the men at the program. The chaplain sings and a band plays musical instruments. Santa Claus addresses the men and hands out gifts. The men open their gifts. A pilot in an aircraft. The aircraft in flight.
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump in 1946. Reconnaissance aircraft take off for a search and rescue mission in Antarctica. Crew members of a PMB-5 Mariner aircraft fly above the Antarctica in search of a crashed airplane crew - the crew of the Mariner George 1. The missing crew is located on Thurston Island after 13 days by Commander Howell, supplies are dropped for the survivors and they are rescued finally. Aerial scenes of the crew discovered and the names of the dead painted by the survivors on the plane wing. Three did not survive: Max Lopez, Bud Hendersin, Fred Williams. Captain George Dufek welcomes the survivors. Survivors Captain Caldwell, Moore, Robbins, Kearns, McCarthy, eating their food (not including seriously injured "Frenchie" LeBlanc). Coastguard icebreaker arrives. Supplies and equipment are loaded back on the ships. Admiral Richard E. Byrd is seen. Animated map shows the statistics of Operation High Jump.