F2H-2 Banshee in readiness and ordnance men secure 5" rockets under wings of Banshees aboard USS FDR in the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1952, November Duration:2 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation Long Step. A pilot steps into a U.S. Navy F2H-2P Banshee and his airplane captain assists him with harness and strap. The pilot sits in readiness prior to launch while his airplane captain cleans the windshield. Jets on the flight deck being readied for launch. An airplane guard destroyer in the background. Silhouette: Essex-class aircraft carrie USS Leyte, heavy cruiser USS Columbus and escorting destroyers in formation. A U.S. Navy AJ-1 (Savage) aircraft lands aboard USS FDR. The Savage aircraft spotted forward. A rocket cart loaded with 5" rockets being wheeled aft. Ordnance men secure 5" rockets under wings of Banshees. A large water spout beyond a destroyer escort during the operations. Island structure of USS FDR. F2H-2 Banshee aircraft from USS Roosevelt flying in formation past the ship. A F2H-2 landing aboard, passes the island forward to the elevator.
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