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    Wreck of crashed plane + plus funerals of American airmen killed in crash.

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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.


    Various shots wreck of crashed aeroplane on mountainside. Various shots funeral of crash victims. The victims were American airmen and are given full military honours at funeral: coffins are covered in stars and stripes flags, soldiers and officers march behind funeral cortege.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:08:00 / 01:54:55:00
    UN 710 F

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  1. EQlizer says

    May 3, 1943. Lt. Gen. Frank Andrews, commander of US European Theater of Operations killed in a plane crash in Iceland.

    In early 1943 Lt. Gen. Frank M. Andrews needed to get back to Washington, D.C. He was Commander of the European Theater of Operations and known as the father of the Air Force. General Andrews knew Hot Stuff's pilot Capt. "Shine" Shannon and chose to fly back to the United States with him.

    Hot Stuff had a scheduled refueling stop in Iceland but crashed into Mount Fagradalsfjall near Grindavik, Iceland, in bad weather on May 3, 1943. Fourteen on board were killed. Only the tail gunner, George Eisel, survived.

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