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Perishable Rush

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Description Shows how the Army Air Forces during World War II flew wounded men from Pacific battle areas to hospitals and home towns in the United States. Uses a mix of actual footage and fictional reenactments to follow a soldier from being wounded in action, cared for by medics on the battlefield, undergoing surgery in a mobile hospital near the frontlines, recuperating in Guam, being shipped back to the United States, and convalescence in an army hospital near the soldier's home town.
Creator U.S. Army Air Forces Motion Picture Unit
War Finance Division
Date Issued 1945
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 13:48
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Guam
Hamilton Army Airfield, California, United States