USS FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT FDR (CVB-42) 1951 MED CRUISE



USS FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT FDR (CVB-42) 1951 MED CRUISE




DVD Content
This DVD contains the actual, uncut 8MM footage that was filmed by a crewmember during the 1951 Med Cruise. A fantastic look into Naval Aviation (NAVAIR) aboard a deployed carrier in the early 1950's. -Very unique, never before seen footage-
Great scenes of the flight deck throughout.
Excellent flight operations, including the launch of a P2V-3C Neptune: In a demonstration of carrier long-range attack capabilities, a P2V-3C Neptune, Cmdr. Thomas Robinson in command, took off from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42) off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla. The Neptune flew over Charleston, S.C., the Bahamas, the Panama Canal, up the coast of Central America, over Mexico, and landed on Feb. 8, at San Francisco's Municipal Airport. The flight, covering 5,060 miles in 25 hrs. 59 min., was the longest ever made from a carrier deck, a record that remains unbroken today.
Great liberty scenes.
Also, at one point there is a VIP tour (American and British admirals escorting a lady who looks very much like a young Queen Elizabeth).
Great UNREP scenes.
A blimp touch and go.
This is, without doubt, one of the coolest films in my collection.
Over 20 minutes running time.

 

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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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