Marshall Mars flying boat carries 308 men on trip
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Marshall Mars Flying Boat carries 308 men - Alameda, United States of America.
American newsreel titles read: '308 PASSENGERS FLY IN ONE PLANE!'. (American commentary.)
L/S of troops lining up to board massive flying boat, Marshall Mars. Troops marching aboard Mars. L/S panning along wings from nose showing men standing on wings to illustrate the enormous number who boarded the plane.
General view of troops huddled together inside hull. C/U of pilot; pan down to his hand opening throttles. L/S pan of Mars taking off (aided by eight jato assist units) on way to San Diego "with the largest load of humans ever carried into the air". A huge plume of smoke is coming out the back of the plane.