USS FRANKLIN (CV-13) FILM "THE STORY OF SURVIVAL"



USS FRANKLIN (CV-13) FILM "THE STORY OF SURVIVAL"




DVD Content
This DVD contains the uncut 16mm film titled "The Story of Survival", which tells the true story of the USS Franklin, the most heavily damaged ship of WWII to survive. The film begins with flight operations great combat footage leading up to the events of March 19, 1945, during which 724 men were killed and 265 injured. A ton of actual footage of the heavily damaged Franklin burning, exploding, and eventually being brought under control and sailing under her own power, and her triumphant return to NYC.
Also, besides being the most heavily damaged ship to survive WWII, she also became the most highly decorated, in terms of medals awarded for heroism during this attack. 2 Medals of Honor, 19 Navy Crosses, 22 Silver Stars, over 100 Bronze Stars, over 100 Letters of Commendation (ribbon), and 989 Purple Hearts.
This is a great tribute to the unselfish service and heroism of the Navy men who fought in WWII.
Running time: 27 minutes

 

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    Gary Schreffler
    15707 Ambiance Drive
    North Potomac, MD 20878
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  • Produced by GRS Videos (TM). GRS Videos is dedicated to the preservation of Naval Aviation film footage. This passion began when the son of a recently deceased Korean War veteran told me how he had thrown away all of those "old 8mm films of planes flying off of a ship". Yes, I cried. Our heritage MUST be preserved. As a veteran of Naval Aviation, I have a strong interest in ensuring that our stories are not forgotten. If you have footage (16mm, 8mm, VHS, Super 8, Beta, or Digital) contact me at PLAT_Collector@verizon.net. I will also gladly trade any footage I have for new footage (any format). So, if I have Naval Aviation footage you want, and you have something I do not have, contact me and I am confident we can work something out. I am always looking for new PLAT mishaps and home movies/video of carrier operations and life on carriers. All proceeds go into obtaining and preserving more Naval Aviation footage. Gary R. Schreffler served on USS Midway (with HS-12) from 1984-1991.

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