Invasion Task Force of U.S. warships headed for Sicily during World War II.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1943, June Duration:2 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Scenes from Task Force of U.S.Naval warships en route for the invasion of Sicily in World War 2, as filmed from the destroyer USS Nelson, DD-623. Fueling operations between the fleet oiler USS Chemung, AO-30, the destroyer USS Nelson, DD-623 and an unknown Baltimore Class light cruiser. The crew of the USS Nelson cast off from the USS Chemung. A signalman controls a signal light as the USS Nelson pulls ahead of the USS Chemung. Port side of the attack transport USS William P. Biddle, APA-8, with more of the convoy in the background. Stern and port side of the attack transport USS Susan B. Anthony, AP-72. On the USS Nelson, DD-632, looking aft at the starboard dual mounted 40-mm bofors anti-aircraft gun and number three turret for a 5"/38 dual purpose gun. On the USS Nelson, DD-632, looking aft at the fan-tail and depth-charge racks. Crew members washing clothes, sunning, relaxing and with two on watch with sound-powered phones.
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