Operations of U.S. Air Force 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda.
Bermuda Date:1951 Duration:2 min 8 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A field grade U.S. Air Force officer at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda, is seated in an office. Behind him on the wall is a large map of the Atlantic ocean with concentric rings on it, centered at Bermuda. He receives a paper report and makes a phone call. An airman at a communications center receives teletype messages and leaves to deliver them. Scene shifts to a flight engineer sitting at his panel aboard a WB-29A aircraft of the 53rd Strategic Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Hurricane Hunters). The WB-29 is experiencing significant turbulence. An officer briefing a group of Air Force officers and airmen. View of 53rd Squadron area on ramp at Kindley Air Force Base. An officer briefing aircrews. A synoptic chart is mounted on front of his podium. A map of the entire Atlantic ocean and environs covers a wall behind him. To his left is a map of the South Atlantic with Bermuda highlighted at the top. a triangular air route is depicted on it. It is labeled: "Gull Hotel."
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