USS WASP (CV-18) 1943 SHAKEDOWN CRUISE



USS WASP (CV-18) 1943 SHAKEDOWN CRUISE




DVD Content
This DVD contains the actual, uncut Navy produced 16mm film of the 1943 shakedown cruise of USS Wasp. This film is an extremely rare look at an Essex class carrier during WWII. The title of the film is "America At Sea, The Story of a Carrier."
This film is essentially a documentary, meant to tell the folks back at home what their boys were doing.
The film covers every aspect of the ship at sea, from the engine room to the bridge, and all points between.
This film is so unique because it does not contain any of the same, worn WWII footage seen in film after film. Everything in this film is unique.
Good flight ops of vintage aircraft, as well as great scenes of mechanics working on aircraft in the hangar bay.
The narration and music are a constant reminder that this film was produced during WWII!!
15+ 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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