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Title:SALVAGING A SUNDERLAND FLYING BOAT ON THE BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 146
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: RAF and Royal Navy salvage personnel attempt to recover a sunken Short Sunderland flying boat from the River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh, Assam, India.
Description: Two men swimming in the river are thrown a line. Men position a large air compressor on a floating stage. A naval officer holds onto the tip of a propeller protruding above the water. The officer is helped out of the water and onto the floating stage. A landing barge passes. A diver wearing breathing apparatus submerges. He swims out to the propeller along a life line. The air compressor is unloaded from a lorry onto the floating platform. Men ready the compressor for use. Local men punt a narrow boat upriver against a strong current. RAF personnel leave a flooded tent and get into a jeep. They drive across a set of railway lines before arriving at the site of the sunken aircraft.
Alternative Title:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
ABY 12 ('SUNDERLAND STORY' - TRANSPORT AND EVACUATION OF BRITISH CASUALTIES BY SUNDERLAND FLYING BOAT AT DIBRUGARH, ASSAM, INDIA [Allocated Title])
MWY 25 (OPERATION RIVER: AIR EVACUATION OF CHINDITS BY SUNDERLAND FLYING BOATS OF 230 SQUADRON RAF [Allocated Title])
JFU 362 ('T FOR TOMMY' CRASHES: 230 SQUADRON SUNDERLAND AT KUANTAN [Allocated Title])
JFU 363 (KUANTAN, MALAYA: DELIVERY OF RICE BY SUNDERLAND FLYING BOAT [Allocated Title])
ABY 9 (AMPHIBIOUS EVACUATION OF CASUALTIES BY SUNDERLAND AIRCRAFT, DIBRUGARH, INDIA [Allocated Title])
2565 (Burma: Air Evacuation of Casualties)