• Short Summary

    The American Air Force lose three Superfortress bombers in a short period.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Three B-29s Crash: 20 Die: 18 Survive".

    Stockton, United States of America (USA), Bermuda and MacDonald Island.

    VS rescuers at work around site of crashed B29 Superfortress aircraft - Stockton, California. LV Fire squads spraying foam fuselage.

    GV Crashed aircraft on MacDonald Island. CU Wreckage, showing propellors and engines. MV Wreckage pan to back of engine .

    Bermuda. CU Lifebelt of Canadian Destroyer HMCS 'Haida'. SV Survivors being transferred from destroyer to tender on a stretcher. SV Towards rescued being transferred to lighter. CU Pan two members of rescued crew. SV Sailors of the 'Haida' waving. MV Elevated rescued airmen on lighter. One waving as it draws alongside. MV People on quayside. SV Rescued airmen on quayside, waving. SV Stretcher case being brought ashore. SV Pan Rescued airmen in hospital. SV Lieutenant Colonel John Grable Jnr. Captain of aircraft lying in hospital bed. 'The time the decision was made to ditch the B-29, the crew was signalled that we would ditch. Our crew was very calm and collected. I'm very proud of them'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1427.18
    Media URN:
    46526
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:10:00 / 01:28:15:00
    Canister:
    49/95

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