Pilotless Plane Crosses The Atlantic 1947

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    Brize Norton, Near Witney, Oxfordshire.

    Pilotless plane crosses the Atlantic. It appears to have used a form of automatic pilot.

    MS the Skymaster plane.

    CU the nose of the plane showing the insignia and name "Robert E Lee".

    CU the interior control panel.

    CU the Captain of the plane, Colonel Gillespie, head shot.

    MS He chats to Philip Noel Baker, British Air Minister about the trip (nat sound).

    MS of plane.

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    British Pathé
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    01:41:29:00 / 01:42:40:00
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