SS Robert Rowan burns after being bombed by a German aircraft in Sicily, Italy during World War II.
Sicily Italy Date:1943, July 11 Duration:2 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Allied invasion of Sicily, Italy during World War II. A barrage balloon in flight over a convoy of Allied ship off the coast of Gela. The barrage balloon is shot down and it falls into water. Liberty ship SS Robert Rowan is hit with an incendiary bomb dropped by a German aircraft. The ship on fire. Smoke rises. Explosives on the ship blow up. A huge column of smoke rises from the ship. Other ships in the background and landing barges in the foreground. A long trail of smoke left by the burning ship.
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