STK-ID 6331

Interior shot of hangar, North Star aircraft being readied for flight. CUs of mechanics at work on propeller, on engine, on landing gear. Shots of man using stencil to paint United Nations insigna on fuselage and on other parts of aircraft. Sequence on crews walking to and boarding planes, loading their personal luggage aboard. Shot of Corporal Marshall kissing his wife goodbye as his young daughter looks about. MS of group of airmen posing around squadron crest depicting Indigenous Thunderbird. Shots of wives and airmen. CU of Flight Officer DM Payne and his daughter Lesley. Shots of crowd intercut with shots of North Star aircraft in line, crews lined up on parade. HALS of crews lined up on parade. Various shots of A/V/M AL James, acting chief of staff bidding goodbye to men, saying a few words at the microphone. Shots of crews aboard their aircrafts, of Wing Commander Mussels waving from cockpit, of engines starting. HALS of aircrafts revving up, rolling away one by one. FOLLOW SHOTs of aircraft taking off past camera. GROUND TO AIR SHOT of aircrafts flying in formation. Several GROUND TO AIR SHOTs of same aircrafts flying over Ottawa and Parliament Buildings. (28/07/1950)


Excerpt from
Canadian Planes Join Korea Airlift
Ottawa, Montreal
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio