Americans inspect Dreadnought Hindenberg in Scotland as Douglas World Cruisers aviators prepare to hop off to Iceland.
Scotland United Kingdom Date:1924 Duration:3 min 24 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in Scotland during their first around the world flight. The DWC in Scapa Flow, Scotland, before hopping off for Iceland. The Americans inspect Dreadnought Hindenberg sunk by the Germans. Several views of this ship. Two of the fliers on gun barrels. Crew of USS Richmond cheer for American aviators preparing to hop off to Iceland. Mixed personnel as they raise their hats and give three cheers. Crew members being escorted out to the airplanes. A world cruiser. The aircraft being refueled. Birds in the water. The world cruiser in flight. World Cruiser No. 3, piloted by Lieutenant Leigh Wade, afloat. World Cruiser No. 3 afloat near a ship. USS Richmond attempts to pull the world cruiser aboard. The world cruiser being towed in very rough waters. Italian flier Locatelli, also attempting a world flight, is forced down and is picked up by a U.S. cruiser. An Italian airplane afloat. The aircraft burning. Locatelli is taken aboard USS Richmond. Locatelli being greeted by the captain of the ship.
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