Scenes from shell back initiation ceremonies aboard the USS Edisto in the Pacific Ocean. Sailors dressed in white robes act during the King Neptune ceremonies. They dance and entertain spectators. A sailor scrubs the ship deck. A sailor dressed as a pirate is taken away by the doctors. An officer shakes hands with the pirate. The ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89) was under the command of Commander E. C. Folger, USN. The ship was headed for Antartica, as part of the U.S. Navy Antarctic Development Project, a continuation of the 1947 "Operation High Jump."
Shell back initiation ceremonies underway aboard The USS Edisto in the Pacific Ocean. Ensign Nelson, dressed as a cigarette girl, sits on a ladder and hands out gum and cigarettes to the sailors. The sailors tease him about his dress. They break an egg on a Pollywog's head. Another sailor act as a dog and follows his master with a rope in his neck. Doctor Savage dressed as a doctor examines the Pollywog.
The ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89) was under the command of Commander E. C. Folger, USN. The ship was headed for Antartica, as part of the U.S. Navy Antarctic Development Project, a continuation of the 1947 "Operation High Jump."
Shellback initiation ceremony aboard the ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89), under the command of Commander E. C. Folger, USN. The ship was headed for Antartica, as part of the U.S. Navy Antarctic Development Project, a continuation of the 1947 "Operation High Jump." Commander Nutt and Mr Grace serve as officers of the deck during King Neptune's shell back ceremony. Mr Grace uses two toilet rolls as binoculars and looks through them. The crew search for Davy Jones. Mr Boffa , a civilian dressed in a costume, also looks for Davy Jones. Mr. Malcolm Davis of the Washington Zoo is seen. A pollywog officer on the deck. He reports to the officer that they could not find Davy Jones.
The Japanese Navy and U.S. Navy in combat in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Midway in World War II. On June 3rd 1942 : U.S. amphibious aircraft take off from a catapult. A sailor observes through binoculars from a ship deck. A convoy of Japanese ships in the Pacific ocean. A pilot in the cockpit of the U.S. Navy aircraft in flight. A man beside the control panel. The Pacific Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz on a ship. The United States sailors work on the ship deck. The sailors inside a cabin on the ship. Men walk out of the cabin to the deck. The men load a bomb in bomb bay of an aircraft. The ammunition on the deck. The aircraft takes off from the carrier deck. U.S. Navy ships attacked by Japanese aircraft. Smoke rising from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific ocean. U.S. ships fire at Japanese planes. A Japanese plane crashes into the ocean. A parked U.S. plane bounces to side of aircraft carrier after explosions and turbulence and nearly falls off edge. Dramatic close view of a Japanese aircraft hit while closing in on a U.S. Navy carrier. A wing tears off and the Japanese plane crashes into the ocean right beside the U.S. Navy carrier. Gun camera footage of U.S. Navy aircraft attacking the Japanese naval fleet. Japanese ships burning and smoking. Views of disabled Japanese ships off the Midway atoll. U.S. soldiers on deck of ship after the battle.
Excellent views of a U.S. Navy HO3S-1A helicopter. (This is the U.S. Navy version of the Sikorsky S-51, also known as an H-5). This particular helicopter is one of the first four Sikorsky S-51 helicopters ordered by the U.S. Navy in 1946 for use in Operation High Jump operations in Antarctica. The helicopter on the ship deck in the Pacific Ocean . U.S. Navy Lieutenant Tracy gets onto the helicopter. The helicopter takes off from the ship deck. The navy helicopter comes back in for a landing. Lieutenant Tracy gets off the helicopter and crew members secure it on the flight deck.
U.S. Navy peace time operations in the Pacific. U.S. Navy F4U Corsair aircraft in flight. The aircraft flying in formation. Aerial view of the ground. The aircraft in flight over the clouds.