USS Wasp (CV-7) Pre-WWII - 9/15/42



USS Wasp (CV-7) Pre-WWII - 9/15/42




DVD Content
This DVD contains 8mm and 16mm films that were shot aboard the Wasp from a period before WWII all the way to her loss on 9/15/42 when she was hit by three torpedoes fired by the Japanese submarine I-19. It is also narrated by a former Wasp crewman, who served in her during WWII.
This is great footage from a seldom seen carrier. It is an incredible chronicle of her service during WWII, operating in the Atlantic, to when she brought badly needed aircraft to the beleaguered British troops at Malta (and becoming the only U.S. Carrier to enter into the Med during WWII), to her transfer to the Pacific fleet, and her ultimate loss.
Great flight operations. Includes MANY early flight deck mishaps. You will see many, many crashes at the beginning of the film.
I could go on and on and on about what is on this DVD (UNREPS, shots of the battle group, British Swordfish fighters operating from Wasp, chipping ice in the North Atlantic, etc.). I will simply say it is one of the finest amateur chronicles of a WWII carrier I have ever seen.
A great look at a carrier conducting combat operations during World War 2.
40 minutes running time

 

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General Notes and Ordering Information
  • 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
  • For orders outside the United States please e-mail me first at talachan@verizon.net for shipping total.
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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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