Huell explores some obscure World War II history. The world's largest floating crane was seized from Germany at the war's end and moved to Long Beach Naval Shipyard. A Japanese submarine shelled the Ellwood Oil Field near Goleta in 1942.

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Huell Howser

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Episode credited cast:
Huell Howser ... Himself - Host
Joseph Streeter Joseph Streeter ... Himself - Trumpeter (as Cpl. Joseph Streeter - United States Marine Corps)
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Bing Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
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Huell explores some obscure World War II history. The world's largest floating crane was seized from Germany at the war's end and moved to Long Beach Naval Shipyard. A Japanese submarine shelled the Ellwood Oil Field near Goleta in 1942.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Color | Black and White (still photographs and archival footage)

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4:3
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Trivia

"Herman the German" was moved to Panama in 1996 upon the closure of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. It now operates in the Panama Canal under the name of "La Titan." See more »

Connections

Features The All-Star Bond Rally (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Buy a Bond
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Bing Crosby with Harry James and His Orchestra
Played under the end credits in clip from The All-Star Bond Rally (1945)
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