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U.S. Navy locates a missing pilot using photographs and rescues him from behind enemy lines during Korean War.

Glimpse of a U.S. Navy pilot in the cockpit of an airplane, during the Korean War. He is pointing down at something. Next, a parachute is seen drifting rapidly in the wind as it descends. Pilot in aircraft hears about a pilot bailing out behind enemy lines. He is instructed to photograph the area. Next, a Navy 9F9 Panther aircraft is seen in the air. It has tail code "PP" indicating it is from the aircraft Carrier USS Essex (CV 9) with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) and Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) from June 1951 to March 1952. . Glimpse of Navy ships in formation. View of Landing Signal Officer bringing in several 9F9 Panther aircraft to land on deck of the USS Essex. These aircraft carry tail code "M" of Squadron VF-23 with Air Task Group 2, aboard the Essex from June 1952 to February 1953. Next, several Navy A-4 Skyraider aircraft come in to land. They display "S" tail codes of Squadron VF-54. They are followed by another 9F9. Scene shifts to photo interpreters and pilots studying the photographs for clues to where their parachuting pilot might be located. They discover a parachute in the photos, and circle it. Ship loudspeaker is seen as helicopter crews are alerted for rescue mission. A Sikorsky HO3S-1 helicopter takes off from the flight deck. Other pilots wait anxiously as the Helicopter returns to land on the Essex flight deck. The missing pilot is aboard and they help him from the helicopter, place him on a litter and cover him with blankets. His friend takes his picture.

Date: 1952
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
F9F Panther pilot takes off from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean and takes photographs of a target in Korean War.

A film on the importance of photographic reconnaissance. A pilot reading a book. A clock on a wall. An announcement on a loudspeaker. A Grumman F9F Panther aircraft lands on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean. Men standing along the sides of the aircraft carrier. A man directs the landing of the aircraft. A pilot gets off the aircraft and talks to the previous pilot. Officers and pilots in a briefing room. A pilot locates places on a wall map. The officers talk to the first pilot. An officer says that he is needed for photo reconnaissance, not as a fighter pilot. He checks cameras and boards an airplane. The pilot seated in the cockpit of the aircraft. A U.S. Navy Sikorsky Ho3S-1 Helicopter hovering in the background. A man signals to take off. The airplane takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. Aerial views of F9F Panther aircraft in formation in flight over the ocean. A ship underway. The aircraft flies over a target area in Korea. The pilot marks the target area on a map. Soldiers aboard a tank on a field. The F9F Panther aircraft in flight overhead. Huts in the area. The pilot takes photographs of the area. The enemy aims anti aircraft guns at the aircraft. They fire at airplanes. Flak bursts in the sky.

Date: 1953
Duration: 6 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Navy air and sea forces battle the Japanese fleet during the Battle of Midway in June of 1942, during World War 2

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.

Date: 1942, June
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
F9F Panther aircraft take off from the flight deck of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier underway in the Pacific Ocean.

A film on the importance of photographic reconnaissance. A U.S. Navy pilot plays table tennis with other man. A friend of the pilot arrives and says that they would be going to Korea together for a mission. A Grumman F9F Panther aircraft takes off from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean. A crew seated in a briefing room. An officer briefs them. The pilot is not sent to the mission. Men standing along the sides of the aircraft carrier. Another F9F aircraft takes off from the carrier. The pilot looks at the aircraft. The aircraft flying in formation.

Date: 1953
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Berthing facility, mess facility and sanitation facility aboard battleships underway in the Pacific Ocean.

A film titled 'Shipboard Living Conditions' about the living conditions of crew aboard a battleship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Firing from Naval guns mounted on a battleship. A battleship underway at sea. The crew sleep on bunk beds . They eat in a mess. Sanitation facility for the crew members. Men work in a mess. Two men write on a paper. Men in berthing compartment. Men open lockers. Men come down from bunks. A man wears his coat. A man sleeps on a bunk bed. A man enters the fire room.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Laundry facility, recreational facility and berthing compartments aboard battleships underway in the Pacific Ocean.

A film about the living conditions of crew aboard a battleship underway in the Pacific Ocean. A man sorts clothes in a berthing compartment. A man in the laundry room washes clothes. Men sleep on bunk beds at the passageway of ship. Men walk along the passageway. Men sleep on bunk beds on a radar picket ship. A man reads on his berth. Men sit on bunk beds and play. A man picks up a mattress. An apple and various recreational equipment under the mattress. An officer opens a drawer and takes out a file.

Date: 1953
Duration: 2 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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