• Short Summary

    Inflight refuelling means that American bombers can reach anywhere.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Round The Globe Flight. Whole World Comes Within Atom Range".

    Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America (USA).

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1407.18
    Media URN:
    45789
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:17:00 / 01:27:55:00
    Canister:
    49/20

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