Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt USS Roosevelt in the Mediterranean Sea. Two U.S. Navy F8U-1Crusaders fly low over water while dropping flares. The flares burst above the water making a stream behind the aircraft. Small clouds of smoke. U.S. Navy F3H Demon in flight refueling. Four Douglas A-3D Skywarriors in flight making a ripple drop. Splashes in the water due to the drop. Air burst in the clouds. An A-3D aircraft makes a rocket run on a towed sled behind USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). Rockets stream toward the water and create a splash. The aircraft make a low run over the tow target dropping a Napalm bomb. Smoke rising from the water at the stern of USS FDR. Two jets (A4Ds) being refueled from tankers. Four A-3D aircraft flanked by four fighter aircraft on each side in a fly-by.
U.S. Navy Admiral and Chief of Naval Operations Arleigh Albert Burke visits Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Mediterranean Sea. Arleigh Albert Burke being hi-lined from Forrest Sherman class destroyer USS Bigelow DD-942 to USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). The Admiral is lowered over sponson deck. Burke climbs from a bos'n's chair and walks into the hangar bay. Burke and Rear Admiral Sotherland walk from an island across the flight deck. Vice Admiral Estrom walks across the flight deck toward Burke. Commander Carrier Division Two (ComCarDiv 2), Estrom, Sotherland and Burke watch an air show from the flight deck. USS FDR crew on the light deck. Men taking official and candid shots.
Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Mediterranean Sea. Neosho-class fleet oiler USS Mississinewa AO-144 refueling USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) from its port. Gearing-class destroyer USS Meredith DD-890 from its starboard side. Views of bows of the three ships. Ships of U.S. Sixth Fleet maneuvering. View of aircraft on the flight deck.
Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Mediterranean Sea. The bow of USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) cutting through water. View of the flight deck. U.S. Navy Douglas A-4 Skyhawk A4D on port catapult.
U.S. destroyers of Squadron 14, depart Norfolk, Virginia for the Mediterranean, in October, 1922.
Map showing the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, from the Straits of Gibralter, and East to Black Sea and Red Sea. Various sea navigation routes are depicted through the water areas. U.S. Navy Clemson class destroyer, taking on supplies in Norfolk, Virginia. Sailors carrying sacks of supplies over their shoulders from a dock onto the ship. Women seen waving at the USS Barry (DD-248) in October 1922, as she departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, for the Mediterranean, to serve with the U. S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters. View of USS Kane (DD-235) with sailors lined up on her foredeck. View from stern of a Squadron 14 destroyer, of the USS Hatfield (DD-231) followed by the USS Barry (DD-248). View from bridge of a destroyer, as officer looks through binoculars at five other destroyers of Squadron 14, underway in a line. Sailors on deck of destroyer practice handling of small arms and on of the ship's 5-inch guns. Sailors spin propellors on tail of a torpedo and load it into one of a battery of three launching tubes. Sailors exercise by throwing a medicine ball.View from destroyer of 5 destroyers in line, astern, the first being USS Overton (DD-239). View from a destroyer as the Squadron enters harbor at Gibralter. Sailors climbing upon concrete pier from a long boat. Buildings on steep hills of Gibralter. The USS Hatfield and the USS Gilmer (DD-233) on either side of a supply ship. Views of Destroyer Squadron 14 ships anchored, along with other warships off Constantinople (Istanbul)in the Bosphorus straits. View from a high point in Constantinople. Camera pans over city and warships in the Bosphorus.
Montage of scenes arranged to convey essence of British efforts to support Malta by ship convoys through the Mediterranean Sea during World War 2. Animated map showing Axis aircraft over the supply routes. A British convoy in the Mediterranean. A sailor scanning for German aircraft. Formation of German Dornier Do-17 bombers overhead. Glimpse in plane's cockpit. On a British ship underway, an antiaircraft gun crew takes action and fires. Insert of a German JU-88 bomber in flight. Antiaircraft gunfire downing a German plane that crashes into the sea. Inserted headon view of a German Me-109 in flight. British gunner rotates to vertical following an attacking airplane overhead (not seen). Inserted view of airplanes in a dogfight at high altitude generating contrails. An aircraft crashing into the sea. Gunners on an Allied aircraft carrier firing at German airplanes. A Junkers Ju-88 viewed from deck of a ship as it drops a bomb. A Ju-88 shot down and crashing into the sea. Supply ship arriving at Malta, passing by its fortifications. Men in small boats surround the ship, at anchor. Bags of food supplies piled up on a wharf and filling an open boat. Local people lined up on the pier and picking up supplies.