Operation Sandy, launch of captured German V-2 rocket from USS Midway, after World War II
Atlantic Ocean Date:1947, September 6 Duration:1 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
View from Bridge as forward section of a U.S. Navy Battleship is being lashed by heavy seas and winds. Closeup of sailors bailing water out ot a gun emplacement on deck. Weather instruments being battered by the gale. A Vought OS2U Kingfisher blown partly off its catapult by the severe winds and weather. Complete change of scene. Aerial view of the U.S. Aircraft Carrier, USS Midway (CVB-41) in the Atlantic ocean. Closeup of technicians preparing a captured German V-2 rocket for launching from her deck, while she is moving, underway, during Operation Sandy. Closeups of Admiral William H.P. Blandy, Atlantic Fleet Commander, and Vice Admiral Forrest P. Sherman, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, on deck of the Midway. A large liquid oxygen tank is brought up on an elevator from the hangar deck and the LOX fuel is piped into the V-2 rocket. View of firefighters standing nearby. View of the V-2 rocket standing upright on the Midway's deck. "Sandy"stenciled on the side of the V-2. View of the V-2 rocket being fired and launched from the Midway's flight deck. The Admirals and other officers observing the rocket launch. The rocket disappearing from view.
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