• Short Summary

    American navy pilot Charles Klusmann home escaping from Communist prison camp in Laos.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material -

    Title reads: "US Flier Home After Escape From Laos Reds". American voiceovered newsreel material.

    California, United States of America (USA).

    American navy pilot Charles Klusmann returns to US after escaping from Communist Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos.

    GV Ext. of airport building at Travis Air Force Base. MS Mrs Klusmann the pilot's wife arrives at the base. MS Mrs Klusmann talking to press. VS At night and the escaped pilot Lieutenant Charles Klusmann arrives by plane and is reunited with his wife.

    (Comb.F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 03/09/1964.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3105.07
    Media URN:
    87679
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:48:00 / 01:13:38:00
    Canister:
    UN 3936 G

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Mrs Klusmann the pilot's wife" - her name is Sara Klusmann.

    Note that Klusmann had been shot down and captured on 6 June 1964. He'd previously almost been shot down on 21 May 1964, but managed to land his burning aircraft on board an aircraft carrier.

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