U.S. Navy efforts to combat German U-boat activity off the Atlantic coast early in World War II
Atlantic Ocean Date:1942 Duration:2 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. efforts to inhibit German U-boat activity near its waters early in World War 2. American patrol boats dropping depth charges off the U.S. Atlantic coast. A U.S. Navy blimp on the lookout for submarines. View inside gondola of the blimp. Bomb being loaded on a U.S. Navy patrol bomber. Catalina flying boat enters water, takes off, and flies low over an Allied ship at sea. Navigator aboard the Catalina measures on chart with pair of dividers. An American flag hangs over his work station. Pilot in the cockpit. Aerial view of Catalina in flight. Pilot and copilot look out cockpit window. A U-boat on the surface of the water. The catalina dives down towards the enemy sub. Inserted sequence shows bow of German submarine plowing ahead, followed by scenes below deck where German crewman hurry to their stations and the U-boat submerges. U.S. Navy Catalina flies low over water and drops two depth charges, that explode. Inserted view of a large depth charge explosion. Pilot and copilot looking out cockpit window act as if they had just sunk a submarine. View of Catalina flying boat on return flight.
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