Crash of a Grumman F4F-3 aircraft from U.S. Navy Squadron VF-42, on the carrier, USS Wasp, early in 1941. In a slow motion sequence, a U.S. Navy F4F-3, with F-42-17 painted on its side (BuNo 2537) is seen rounded out too high for landing, above all arresting cables, and drifting into the carrier's island, where it impacts, losing its right wing, and flipping over to crash inverted on the flight deck. Sailors stand in the background. After the aircraft settles, a sailor runs across the deck to render aid. (Note: Navy Squadrons VF-42 and VF-71, assigned to the USS Wasp, received their F4F-3 Wildcats in January and February of 1941 under Bureau of Aeronautics contract C-68219, order number 48-020. These aircraft were painted overall aluminum with VF-42 having willow green tails and VF-71 having black tails. Later in 1941 the aircraft were repainted overall light gray.)
Dignitaries meet for the Atlantic Conference, Atlantic Ocean. Meeting of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister of Britain Winston Churchill. United States officials and sailors aboard USS Augusta underway in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. salute the British officials arriving aboard the ship for the conference. U.S. Officials greet the British officials and shakes hands with them. Prime Minister Churchill arrives aboard USS Augusta and being greeted by the officials. President Roosevelt awaits the arrival of Prime Minister Churchill.
A few dignitaries and sailors during the Atlantic Conference aboard HMS Prince of Wales in the Atlantic Ocean. Sailors on the deck of the ship. Admiral Ernest J. King U.S. Navy Commander-in-Chief U.S. Fleet , British Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Sir Alexander Cadogan and Admiral Dudley Pound First Lord of the British Admiralty. The sailors stand on the deck. The ocean in the background. Several sailors smile. A few officers with a dignitary. The sailors stand in a row.
U.S.Navy F4F-3 from Squadron VF-42 (BuNo 2537) crashing on the USS Wasp (CV-7) in 1941, prior to the U.S. entry into World War 2. Slow motion sequence showing the F4F rounding out high during landing and drifting into the island of the aircraft carrier. The right wing strikes the superstructure of the island and breaks off. The F4F collapses, inverted, in pieces, on the flight deck. Several members of the ship's crew hunkered down beside the deck during the accident.
Atlantic Conference during World War II. High ranking Royal Navy officers in a meeting aboard the battleship Prince of Wales in Atlantic Ocean. They look at a map and confer before the Atlantic Conference. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill joins in the meeting. He also confers with the officers.
A church service during the Atlantic Conference aboard HMS Prince of Wales in the Atlantic Ocean. Several seamen and dignitaries on the deck of Prince of Wales. Two priests render the service. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill attend the church service. Both of them seated in chairs on the deck of the ship. Various other dignitaries and the ship's crew also present during the service. Everybody sings hymns. A vessel seen at a distance in the ocean.