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U.S. Navy fleet advances through icy layer of Antarctica.

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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 6 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Admiral Richard E. Byrd makes a photographic survey of Antarctica in his plane.

Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Show USS Pine Island (AV-12) and its crew. A PBM-5 Mariner takes off to map the Phantom coast in Antarctica. Shows Admiral Richard E. Byrd's plane in flight above Antarctica. Photographic survey of Antarctica is made. Valuable data is recorded. Byrd's plane falls short of fuel and loses altitude rapidly. Altitude meter shows a rapid drop in the altitude. Extra weight is dumped from the plane. Byrd's plane manages to land successfully.

Date: 1950
Duration: 5 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Navy expedition team, "Operation High Jump" lands on Antarctica.

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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 6 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Search and rescue mission for PBM Mariner George I, in Antarctica during Operation High Jump

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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 8 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Coast Guard icebreaker Northwind cuts free the strangled U.S. Navy Central Group from the ice in Antarctica.

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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 7 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Husky dogs during polar expedition 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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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