Seven Were Saved

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Seven Were Saved DVD cover.

Movie (1947)

Richard Denning (Captain Allen Danton)
Catherine Craig (Susan Briscoe)
Russell Hayden (Captain Jim Willis)
Ann Doran (Mrs. Rollin Hartley)

The crew of a C-47 takes off with six passengers including a Japanese prisonner en route to his trial for war crime. But the plane crashes into the open sea.

Canadian Vickers OA-10A

Built in Canada, a dedicated SAR (Search And Rescue) variant based on the PBY-5A.
Several aircraft seen including s/n 44-34055.

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Canadian Vickers OA-10A s/n 44-34055 of the USAAF.
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Take off using RATO (Rocket Assisted Take Off).

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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Worn MICKY on the nose.

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Douglas C-47B-15-DK

Several airframes seen at some distance.

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The only one with its serial visible : Douglas C-47B-15-DK s/n 43-49330 (c/n 26591), later converted to AC-47D. Destroyed in ground attack at Binh Thuy AB on 16 March 1968.

Douglas C-47B-15-DK of the USAAF.

Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando

Between a C-47 at left and the tail of a B-17 at right.

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Douglas C-54 Skymaster

Douglas C-54 Skymaster behind a Douglas C-47, itself in the background of a small twin-engined (Beechcraft Model 18 or Lockheed Model 10 Electra ... or another type ?). A small shape is next the C-47 (under the wing of the C-54); perhaps a North American T-6 Texan.

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Douglas C-54 Skymaster of Air Transport Command, USAAF.

Boeing SB-17G

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Another one with the image flipped. This Boeing B-17G-95-DL (built by Douglas at Long Beach), s/n 44-83724 (c/n 32365) was converted to SB-17, damaged landing gear & engine while landing on Greenland icecap during rescue attempt for the crew of Douglas C-47 s/n 42-23794 on December 1948. The both aircrews were eventually rescued by a ski-equipped C-47.

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Same aircraft with RESCUE painted on both wings.

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Boat Away !

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