World War II 16mm film footage, 6 reels
Lot 115
World War II 16mm film carrier and flyer footage, 6 reels
circa 1943-47
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
World War II 16mm film carrier and flyer footage, 6 reels
circa 1943-47
A group of six 16mm film footage reels, contained in the original 'Toledo Ejector Film Library' metal box, the box rusty and marked in pencil against the reels ' USS Bennington, carrier landings, Singapore?, 1947, Seattle, Ship.'

Footnotes

  • An interesting group of WWII original footage for a flyer of Corsairs off USS Bennington (and possibly Yorktown), the footage including some home footage, a crossing-the-line ceremony showing the various antics of the crew of the Bennington, cockpit flight footage in the air of Corsairs in formation, landings on a carrier, dive bomber attacks on islands and military installations, as well as footage of Tokyo after the War. The airman joined the Bennington after she was commissioned in August 1944; the carrier arrived in Pearl Harbor in January 1945, and joined the task Force 58, participating in the Battle of Okinawa; being damaged in that battle, after repairs she engaged her forces to the bombing raids over Japan. Her aircrews were in the fly-over of Tokyo Bay for the signing of the Surrender document on the Missouri in September 1945. She was taken out of commission in November 1946 and recommissioned in 1952. The lot is accompanied by a modern DVD of reels 1,2 and 3.
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