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ARC Identifier: 65414
Title: SERVICE TEST, TRANSPORTABLE RUNWAY, STEEL PLANK TYPE
Creator: Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - ) (Most Recent)
Type of Archival  Materials:
Moving Images
Level of  Description:
Item from Record Group 342: Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations, 1900 - 1991
Location: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records LICON, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-3540, FAX: 301-837-3620, EMAIL: mopix@nara.gov
Part of: Series: Motion Picture Films and Video Recordings, 1946 - 1984
Shot List Summary:Shows unloading from railroad flat cars of steel plank-type runway matting, construction of airstrip, activity of engineers and surveyors, heavy equipment, then the dismantling of the airstrip and loading of landing mats into truck. MS unloading of equipment, railroad flat cars at siding, by engineers; engineers operating hoist, removing heavy equipment from train. 2) MS moving grading equipment from flat cars. 3) PS of site in which the airfield will be laid out. 4) MS surveyor sighting through a instrument. 5) MS chainman marking with pole and flag. 6) MS engineer officer walking down front of the strip. 7) MS activity on the new air strip showing bulldozer, graders, carry-all, engineers smoothing out the strip sight. 8) CU surveyor sighting through instrument. 9) CS engineers driving in marker peg. 10) LS heavy equipment used to move dirt for field. 11) CS of steel plank type runway matting. 12) CS of steel runway matting piled in tiers near the airstrip. 13) CS showing the assembling of the steel mat runway. CU hand holding the lock unit into sections of the steel map runway. 15) CS hammer driving locking units into sections of the steel map runway. 16) ECU assembling the runway. 17) MS of line of men carrying the steel mat out to the runway. 18) MS coverage of men unloading the steel mats from trucks as they drive up air strip, other men pick up same and connect the unit. 19) PS of the airfield construction. 20) CU interior work shot showing engineer cutting section of wood and making holders for the landing mat. 21) LS of runway construction. 22) CU of men removing temporary lock units from the runway. 23) CS of the men tearing up the runway. 24) CU of men piling the landing mat into the wooden forms. 25) CU of the stacking process after tearing up the runway. 26) CS covering the steel bands to be used to hold the steel mat together. 27) CS placing top form of wood over the stack of lading mats. 28) PS of reclaimed landing mats as it is stacked, down the area in which the runway was constructed. 29) CU of tieing process, tieing steel bands around the stacked landing mats. 30) CS attaching chains around the stacks for loading. 31) MS crane hoist lifting the stacks of landing mats and loading same into trucks beds. 32) PS of several truck loads of steel landing mats after loading. Good (Basic: master pos.)
Use Restrictions: Undetermined
Specific Records  Type:
motion pictures (visual works)
Sound Type: Sound
Edit Status: Edited
Variant Control  Number(s):
NAIL Control Number: NWDNM(m)-342-USAF-16961
Local Identifier: NWDNM(m)-342-USAF-16961
    Copy 1
Copy Status: Preservation
Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park - Archives II (College Park, MD)
         Media
Media Type: Film Reel
Reel/Tape/Disc #: 1
Black-and-White, Film: 16 mm, Film: MPC, 490 feet
    Copy 2
Copy Status: Reproduction
Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park - Archives II (College Park, MD)
         Media
Media Type: Film Reel
Reel/Tape/Disc #: 1
Black-and-White, Film: 16 mm, Film: DNC, 490 feet
    Copy 3
Copy Status: Reference
Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park - Archives II (College Park, MD)
         Media
Media Type: Film Reel
Reel/Tape/Disc #: 1
Black-and-White, Film: 16 mm, Film: PPC

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