"Hook Down, Wheels Down" USN Carrier Documentary



"Hook Down, Wheels Down" USN Carrier Documentary




DVD Content
A comprehensive pictorial history of Navy aircraft carriers from the first launch in 1910 to modern carriers with jet planes. Excellent combat scenes beginning with the first WWII naval battle in the sky - The Battle of Coral Sea. Much Much More. With the absense of all 7 aircraft carriers at Pearl Harbor and all the battle ships gone, the carrier played the major role against Japan early in the war. Film begins with combat action in the Battle of Coral Sea. Includes scenes of the Battle of Midway, the turning point in the Pacific War, in which we sank 4 Japanese carriers. Depicts other actions from U.S. Carriers YORKTOWN, SARATOGA, LEXINGTON, KENNEDY, ENTERPRISE and NIMITZ. Includes sequences of plane landing on one wheel, kamikaze attacks, exciting crash at sea, interviews with WWII Aces, sinking of the Yorktown and Lexington, Navy Wildcats vs Japanese Zeros, Interview with George Gay, lone survivor of Torpedo 8 Squadron and B-25's launched from U.S.S. Hornet for "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" You'll see SB-2C's, TB2-2's, F-6, F-4, Corsairs and many more naval planes.
The footage has not been edited. It has been left exactly as it was captured from the 16mm films.
60 minutes running time.

 

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  • Add $4.75 shipping per order. Payment can be made via Paypal talachan@verizon.net or send a check/money order/cash to:
    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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