A USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress in flight releases a life boat for men in trouble at sea during an experiment in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1944, November 6 Duration:1 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
An airborne life boat experiment in the United States. Airmen wheeling a life boat to the under side of a United States Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress bomber on an airfield. Fumes rising from a boat at sea during an experiment. The B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, with the life boat underside the fuselage, in flight over the sea. The bomber releases the life boat after spotting the boat in trouble. The life boat equipped with medicines and other emergency supplies is lowered by means of three parachutes attached to it. The life boat reaches the men waiting for rescue.
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