Air Sea Rescue aircraft U.S. PBY Catalina flying boat escorted by P-47 Thunderbolts to England during World War II.
United Kingdom Date:1945 Duration:2 min 17 sec Sound:Yes
A dramatization detailing the rescue by ASR (Air Sea Rescue) aircraft of a damaged B-24 Liberator bomber in European Theater during World War II. A B-24 bomber with number 2 engine shut down, in flight over water. Pilot of B-24 contacts ASR control room based in England. ASR controller contacts U.S. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters patrolling over sea. P-47s escort the B-24 to airbase in England. ASR methods showing PBY taxiing on water, high speed motor boat underway, and dinghies dropped by means of parachute from P-47s.
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