Admiral Richard E. Byrd makes a photographic survey of Antarctica in his plane.
Antarctica Date:1950 Duration:5 min 42 sec Sound:Yes
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Show USS Pine Island (AV-12) and its crew. A PBM-5 Mariner takes off to map the Phantom coast in Antarctica. Shows Admiral Richard E. Byrd's plane in flight above Antarctica. Photographic survey of Antarctica is made. Valuable data is recorded. Byrd's plane falls short of fuel and loses altitude rapidly. Altitude meter shows a rapid drop in the altitude. Extra weight is dumped from the plane. Byrd's plane manages to land successfully.
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