• Short Summary

    The body of Major Willard G. Palm, pilot of the RB-47 jet shot down by?

  • Description

    1.
    LV Plane arrives.


    2.
    SV Guards and flags.


    3.
    LV Body carried from plane.


    4.
    LV Ditto and lowered to ground.


    5.
    SV Ditto.


    6.
    CU Chaplain reads prayer.


    7.
    LV Coffin borne through guard of honour.


    8.
    SV Guards with flags.


    9.
    SV Coffin into hearse.


    10.
    CU Ditto.


    11.
    LV Hearse drives away.




    Initials LSW/V/AHS/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The body of Major Willard G. Palm, pilot of the RB-47 jet shot down by the Russians July 1 while on an Arctic mapping mission arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, USA, July 30, en route to the National Cemetery at Arlington, where burial with full military honours will take place, August 4.

    The remains of the 39-year-old Palm were flown from Frankfurt, Germany; they were met by high ranking Air Force officers and a Guard of Honour drawn from Strategic Air Command men. The Chief Chaplain on the Base held a brief service before the body was transferred to a hearse.

    The Major was one of six airmen aboard the RB-47, which the Russians claimed was on a spy mission to test radar in the Barents Sea. Two of the crew were taken prisoner and are awaiting trial, and three are missing presumed dead.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGQABZVBQ8MG3SHC7N2WDV7DX
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGQABZVBQ8MG3SHC7N2WDV7DX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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