• Short Summary

    An American bomber flies round the world using in air refuelling.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Texas, United States of America (USA). American voiceover newsreel material.

    LV Elevated Captain Gallagher inspecting his crew prior to flight. SV Capt .Gallagher giving men final instructions They break off.

    LV Men walking towards bomber plane 'Lucky Lady II' B-50 and entering.

    LV Towards and pan B50 flying side by side prior to refuelling operation. SV B-50 in Flight B-29 can be seen to left of screen. CU Pilot. LV Fuel line being let out by B29. SV Airman in blister looking at refuelling process. LV Pipe line being drawn up to B-50. enters aircraft just behind tail turret. SV B-50 and B-29 in flight. Linked together by fuel line. SV Aircraft showing pipe line.

    CU Map of Northern Hemisphere Aircraft flying round it showing points where refuelling operations were carried out. SV B-50 in flight.

    SV Air Secretary Symington and General Hoyt Vandenberg, Chief of Staff US Air Force, looking up.

    SV Pan B-50 touching down. LV Elevated B-50 taxiing into dispersal. CU Nose of aircraft showing name 'Lucky Lady II'.

    SV Crew leaving aircraft.

    SV Vandenberg and Symington congratulating Gallagher. LV Symington and Vandenberg congratulating crew.

    Possibly connected with 49/20 - MD.
    Cataloguers Note: Spelling Variations - Vandenburg or Vandenberg

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:04:00 / 01:26:38:00
    UNSO Reel 050 F

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