Deck crew men work on damaged U.S. F6F Hellcat Fighter plane on the deck of USS Hancock CV19 in the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Date:1944, December 14 Duration:1 min 35 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Activities aboard USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Pacific Ocean, during World War 2. Opening scene shows remains of a General Motors TBM Avenger aircraft from Torpedo Squadron Seven (VT-7) that crashed on landing. The forward cockpit area appears intact, but behind that, the fuselage is torn off and sits separately on the flight deck. Sailors move the the tail section closer to the edge of the deck. Sailors and some flight crew stand on the deck, as the Hancock appears to be underway at high speed, judging by the water in background. Scene gets dark (underexposed) as sailors move the wreckage. Next, a crane is seen erected and lifting the main wreckage. But the load drops back down on the deck. Filming is interrupted, but picks up again, as the mobile crane carries the wreckage to the edge of the deck and drops it into the ocean.
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