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Title:EVACUATION OF WOUNDED BY DE HAVILLAND TIGER MOTH BIPLANE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 23
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Demonstrating the use of an RAF de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane to evacuate casualties from improvised landing areas to hospital on the Imphal front, India.
Description: Jeep carrying casualty on stretcher approaches Tiger Moth aircraft in jungle clearing. Casualty unloaded from jeep and laid on ground next to aircraft. Casualty transferred on to separate Neil Robertson naval stretcher and strapped in. Casualty is inspected by medical officer before being loaded into rear fuselage of the Tiger Moth. Fuselage is replaced over the casualty. Pilot climbs aboard, starts engine and taxis out of shot. Low altitude air-to-air footage of Tiger Moth in flight over wooded terrain, some of it in very close formation.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Goozee, S (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: Imphal, Manipur, India (geography)
Air evacuation of casualties, Air operations over Burma, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Aerial Warfare (theme)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
India 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 242 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Tiger Moth serial number NL-732.
Dopesheet adds that after immediate treatment at a base hospital such as Imphal, the wounded are then flown on by Douglas Dakota to larger medical facilities.
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