Air Sea Rescue readiness and routine operations of 1389th Air Force Base Unit at Kindley Field, Bermuda
Bermuda Date:1947 Duration:1 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Activities in Bermuda of USAF Air Transport Command, Atlantic Division units. An air-sea rescue boat is secured under the fuselage of a USAF SB-17G Flying Fortress aircraft, of the 7th Air Rescue Squadron, at Kindley Field. "ASR 578" is painted on the B-17 fuselage. Air-sea rescue equipment displayed on a ramp, including rations, Gibson girl hand-cranked emergency radio, signal flares and smoke, etc. Very pistols and emergency rockets are also shown. Several kits of such emergency equipment with parachutes, ready for air drop. Scene changes to routine USAFoperations at the base. A USAF technical Sergeant enters information about a C-54 aircraft on the Kindley Field blackboard log of transient aircraft. Several other entries already appear on the blackboard. An Air Force Captain marks up a flight control tag for a transient aircraft..
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