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keywords: korean war, aircraft carrier uss princeton, cv-37, douglas ad-4 skyraider, kitchen sink bomb

Synopsis: A literal kitchen sink is attached to a special 1,000 pound bomb being prepped for dropping on North Korea by the Attack Squadron VA-195 "Dam Busters" - everything and the kitchen sink indeed....(read more)

  • Date: 1952
  • Duration: 00:06:17
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Korea

Korea 1952 - And the "Kitchen Sink Bomb"

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Korea 1952 - And the "Kitchen Sink Bomb"

Everything And The Kitchen Sink. Unedited footage Aboard the USS Princeton (CV-37) off the coast of Korea August 1952. Footage of Douglas AD-4 Skyraider plane with "kitchen sink bomb" attached.

Attack Squadron VA-195,"Dam Busters", had a "special weapon" to drop on Pyongyang North Korea, a 1000 lb. "Kitchen Sink Bomb". AD-4 Skyraider aircraft warming up on flight deck of USS Princeton (CV-37); plane captain in FG giving pilot thumbs-up signal. AD-4 Plane takes with "kitchen sink bomb".

Kitchen sink and bomb being raised on elevator to flight deck. Kitchen sink and bomb placed on dolly and pushed toward aircraft by enlisted personnel in dungarees. Two enlisted personnel attaching kitchen sink and bomb to underside of AD-4 Skyraider. CU Fuse cap being placed in front end of bomb. AD-4 Pilot inspecting aircraft and "kitchen sink bomb" attached to aircraft. Plane captain gives check off sheet to pilot. Plane captain giving thumbs-up signal to AD pilot.

F9F Panther and group of pilots being raised to flight deck by elevator. Low aerial views of USS Princeton from helicopter, planes on flight deck. Close-up of AD-4 in flight with "kitchen sink bomb" attached.