Material relating to the Newsreel story "Pilot rescued from sea" 56/43
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Pilot rescued from sea" 56/43
Almost identical to the original this version has a couple of additional shots of planes taking off from the aircraft carrier. There is an American voice over and different music. The titles are also changed.
California, United States of America (USA).
LV. Plane taking off from aircraft carrier. LV. Four jet fighters flying over the sea in formation. LV. Fighter coming into land on the U.S. Carrier "Essex" it touches down where at that moment it starts to swivel around to continue on its way down the deck. LV. The fighters coming down the deck sideways and the camera pans with it. It is turning slightly, all the time. It falls off the edge of the carrier into the sea. Crew on board ship all rush to the side to look after the splash has cleared. You can see the plane in the water and the pilot getting out of the cockpit. LV. Helicopter flying along just near the aircraft carrier. SCU. The helicopter coming back to carrier. LV. The helicopter on the deck with the pilot coming away from it with two other men. LV. The pilot, Lt. H. Cramp walking along the deck with other men talking to him.