CV-34 USS Oriskany 1955 WEST PAC



CV-34 USS Oriskany 1955 WEST PAC




DVD Content
This DVD contains the 8mm color home movies from the 1955 West Pac
This footage was filmed by a member of the V-2 Division. He was assigned to the arresting gear crew, and was a guy who paid attention to what he filmed. Some of the best footage I have. He was also a magnet for mishaps. He filmed no fewer than 5 mishaps, including an AJ Savage coming in with an engine fire and making a very hard landing
The footage also includes scenes of the V-2 guys clowning around on the flight deck, gun battery exercise, UNREP, liberty in the P.I., a short bit from the deck of USS Midway in Yokosuka (he is standing with the big '41' behind him), and LOTS of flight operations
However, some of the best was filmed when he handed his camera to a HOS-3 helicopter pilot, who filmed not only the ship, but launches and traps from the vantage point of the helicopter
This is great footage of a great carrier from the mid 1950s
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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