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Title:MUSTANG PILOTS SCRAMBLE (FLIGHT LIEUTENANT CONROY'S LUCKY CHARM) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 11
Description: Pilots scramble to their aircraft (mainly Mustangs). Flight Lieutenant Conroy (Royal Australian Air Force) returns hurriedly for the silk stocking he left behind, ties it round his neck, and sprints towards his Mustang. Conroy grabs the parachute hanging from the wing of his Mustang, puts it on, and prepares to get into the cockpit. Various shots of Conroy getting into cockpit. Various shots of Conroy getting into cockpit. Propellers rev up, chocks are pulled away, wheels begin to move (this footage is very brief). Typhoon taxies, is seen taking off (with other Typhoons nearby) and climbing. Brief shot of two Mustangs together on the airstrip.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Coop, Eric W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Conroy (Flight Lieutenant) (person)
Royal Australian Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Typhoon & [Australian] (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: North American P-51 Mustang (object name)
operations, British air - sortie: scramble (object name)
society, Australian air - precautionary: lucky charm (object name)
GB, England (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 346 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Remarks: this story - of Conroy's silk stocking - is included in THE GEN NO 7 (Section 2 'Names in the News').
Technical: fine grain of ACB 10 is in a can comprising ACB 8-11 (total length 900 ft). Print is also in a can comprising ACB 8-11 (total length 775 ft). ACB 11 (print) is 219 ft (less take-off and flight footage, badly scratched).