• Short Summary

    American airman Captain James Stevenson at home and on air base in Suffolk.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Rescue in a Million".

    Woodford, Suffolk.

    American pilot has lucky escape when he was forced to bale out mid-Atlantic due to fuel system failure.

    Various shots of Captain James Stevenson of the United States Air Force (USAAF) having breakfast home with his wife Earlene and his baby daughter Beth. Various shots Captain Stevenson leaving house to go to air base, he kisses Earlene and Beth as he departs. Mother and baby wave from doorstep.

    C/U sign at air base for 78th Squadron. Various shots of Voodoo jet fighter coming in to land with parachute brake trailing behind it. C/U pilot of the fighter climbing down from cockpit and shaking hands with Captain Stevenson while the ground crew stand round. Panning shot from pilot to Captain Stevenson.

    M/S Squadron Commanders truck drawing up beside the aircraft, the Commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles Simpson steps out to congratulate Captain Stevenson. C/U Squadron Commander shaking hands with Captain Stevenson.

    Panning shot Captain Stevenson's F.101 Voodoo being prepared for flight. C/U Captain Stevenson putting on his flying helmet. M/S Voodoo being prepared. C/U Captain Stevenson seated in the cockpit gives the O.K. signals and lowers his canopy. L/S cockpit canopy closing. Panning shot Captain Stevenson's F.101 taking off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:29:00 / 01:56:56:00

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