PT boats at sea

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Accession Number F02560
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min 5 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1940s
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

This film appears to be on co-operation between United States Navy (USN) Patrol Torpedo Boats (PT) and RAAF Beaufort bombers. Shows PT boat base and crewmen cocking .50 calbre Browning machine gun, loading and mounting 20mm magazines onto Oerlikon gun. The PT boats underway at speed and crew loading 40mm Bofors gun. Night scenes of tracer fire from PT boats. Back on shore and a briefing between RAAF and USN personnel. Close up shots of RAAF Beaufort pilot at the controls of his aircraft. Air to air shots of Beauforts and shots of PT boats taken fom the air. Shots from PT boats of Beauforts buzzing PT boats.

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