Invasion of Sicily during World War II, "Operation Husky." Warships of Convoy UGF.9.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1943, June Duration:2 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Filmed from the Destroyer USS Nelson, DD-623, while the Allied naval convoy, UGF.9, was en route for the World War 2 invasion of Sicily (" Operation Husky"). Stern view of the amphibious force flag ship USS Ancon, AGC-4. Forward view of the bow of the USS Nelson as it comes along side of the USS Ancon. Starboard view of the USS Anchon. Head-on view of some of the transport ships in the convoy. Signalmen reading messages from other ships via telescopes. Commander Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet, Rear Admiral Alan Goodrich Kirk, (1888-1963) looks through binoculars, talks with staff member, and stands next to an unidentified captain. Starboard bow of the USS Nelson. Looking forward at the bow of the USS Nelson at the stern of the destroyer USS Mervine, DD-489, and lines are cast to the USS Mervine by the USS Nelson's crew. Port side view of a Gleaves class destroyer moving fast in heavy seas.
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