B.17 bombers carry and drop a well equipped lifeboat to rescue people in the sea.
Item title reads - Airborne lifeboat.
Location of events unknown.
M/S as men wheel lifeboat to B.17 Flying Fortress, and attach it to the underneath of the plane. C/U pan up boat to front gun turret of Fortress L/S Fortress taking off for exercise. Slow motion M/S as they drop the boat by parachute. L/S boat settling on water. Various shots of the 'victims' climbing into boat from rubber dinghy. C/U men in boat which is full of provisions. M/S of men in boat after putting up the sails. C/U silhouette of boat.