A film 'Safe On Base' depicts an American military base on the Bermuda Islands. A map of the Bermuda Islands on a table. The wing of a U.S. airplane. Aerial views of the Bermuda Islands. A sign: 'Headquarters, Bermuda Base Command, 1389th Air Force Base Unit, Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command'. A jeep driven on a road. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) SB-17G Flying Fortress aircraft on a ramp.
A film depicts safety measures of the United States Army Air Force on the Bermuda Islands. A submarine at sea off the coast of the Bermuda Islands. Printing by a printing machine in a flight control tower. A motor car moves on an air base. The submarine underway at sea. A rescue launch in the foreground. The rescue launch surfaces and picks up an injured man.
Activities in Bermuda of USAF Air Transport Command, Atlantic Division units. An air-sea rescue boat is secured under the fuselage of a USAF SB-17G Flying Fortress aircraft, of the 7th Air Rescue Squadron, at Kindley Field. "ASR 578" is painted on the B-17 fuselage. Air-sea rescue equipment displayed on a ramp, including rations, Gibson girl hand-cranked emergency radio, signal flares and smoke, etc. Very pistols and emergency rockets are also shown. Several kits of such emergency equipment with parachutes, ready for air drop. Scene changes to routine USAFoperations at the base. A USAF technical Sergeant enters information about a C-54 aircraft on the Kindley Field blackboard log of transient aircraft. Several other entries already appear on the blackboard. An Air Force Captain marks up a flight control tag for a transient aircraft..
A tractor tug eases a U.S. Navy PBM-3 Mariner flying boat down a ramp into water at the U.S. Navy Operating Base, Bermuda. View as the PBM heads toward the camera on a rocket assisted takeoff (RATO). As the rockets ignite, the PBM accelerates and takes off at a high angle of attack leaving a trail of white smoke behind. The rockets burn out and the aircraft levels at about two thousand feet, continuing on its way.
A film depicts safety measures of the United States Army Air Force on the Bermuda Islands. Two USAAF motor rescue launches, P-713 and P-359 (rescue boats) anchored at a sea beach. Crew work on board. Crew personnel smoke while playing cards on a rescue boat.
A film depicts safety measures of the United States Army Air Force ( USAAF ) on the Bermuda Islands. A USAAF C-54E Skymaster aircraft in flight with one propeller feathered. A radio operator on board the C-54E sends a distress call. A radio operator in the flight control tower at Kindley Air Force Base receives the message and uses a telephone. Printing by a printing machine. The C-54E with its engine on fire. A captain uses a telephone to alert the Search and Rescue Flight Section. Personnel of the Search and Rescue Flight Section move fast after being alerted by an alarm. They rush towards a deck. USAAF personnel take their military gear. Motor rescue launch P-359 is unanchored and is underway. The army air force personnel start the engine of a USAAF SB-17G Flying Fortress aircraft. It taxis and takes off. The flight control tower at Kindley AFB.