King Faisal II and Prince Abdul-Ilah of Iraq, visit the Aircraft Carrier USS Oriskany in San Diego, California
San Diego California USA Date:1952, August 29 Duration:2 min 13 sec Sound:NO SOUND
King Faisal II and Prince Abdul-Ilah, of Iraq visiting the USS Oriskany (CV-34) in the United States. The King and Vice Admiral Harold M. Martin, Commander Air Forces, Pacific Fleet, look at U.S. Navy carrier-based F9F Panther, jet fighter aircraft, on the deck of the Oriskany. (Prince Abdul-Ilah is briefly seen, as well.) The King talks to a pilot. F9F aircraft of VF-103, and sailors in the background. Pilot climbs into cockpit of an F9F. The King looks at the pilot in the cockpit. The pilot wearing a helmet looks out of the cockpit. Iraqi National Flag displayed on the ship's island. Sailors and three pilots on the deck. Prince Abdul-Ilah conversing with Admiral Martin in background. King Faisal II and Prince Abdul-Ilah on the bridge of the Oriskany. The King looks through a telescope, while, below, on the flight deck, an F9F Panther of Fighter Squadron VF-781, taxis past. Several U.S. Marines in dress uniform stand on deck as a helicopter lands. A sailor with a motion picture camera joins them. King Faisal II walks, with Admiral Martin and another Admiral, across the deck. He carries a small motion picture camera, and wears a white covering on his head. King Faisal II and Prince Abdul-Ilah, on the bridge, officers crowd around, obscuring the King, as they observe a demonstration. Explosion and bullet splashes are seen in water behind the ship.
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