• Short Summary

    Captain of sunken ships thanks RAF pilot for rescuing them.

  • Description

    Note: Location of events unknown.

    Full titles read: "WAR EPIC OF THE AIR"

    M/S Pilot at controls of RAF (NOTE: this part of the item is missing - sound only) coastal command aircraft. M/S and C/U Captain of sunken boat thanking RAF (Royal Air Force) pilots who saved him after his ship was torpedoed. (Natural sound). C/U Pilot of rescue aircraft.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1023.23
    Media URN:
    20358
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:40:00 / 01:21:06:00
    Canister:
    39/76

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Captain of sunken boat" - that's Joseph Schofield, and his boat was named Kensington Court.

    The Kensington Court was sunk by U-boat U-32 on 18 September 1939.

    The two RAF men seen here are the pilots of the two Sunderland flying-boat that flew to the crew's rescue, namely Flt Lt Thurston M.W. Smith and Flt Lt John Barrett.

    Attached is a magazine article of the era about this very story......

    www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/vie
    w/1939/1939-1- - 0861.html

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