Dutch Air Force In Burma - 1942 1942

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Burma.

Various shots of crew members of Dutch (Holland, Netherlands) Air Force being briefed at their airport in Burma. Several shots of the crews posing around and on wings of one of the planes. Some good close up shots of the men smiling.

After a scramble men leap into their fighter...

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Cataloguer:
Sanja
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Mute
Media URN:
60465
Sort Number:
UN 302 A
Time in/Out:
01:20:54:00 / 01:29:10:00
Canister:
UN 302 A
Film ID:
1689.08
Issue Date:

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  • This film footage was taken at Kallang Airifeld in Malaya, not in Burma. The fighters shown are Brewster B339D "Buffalos" of 2-Vl.G.V, which was transferred from Dutch territory to Singapore starting on 8-9 December. Five surviving B-339Ds returned to Java via Palembang on 17-18 January. The bombers are Glenn-Martin WH-3 and WH 3As of Vl.G III which transferred from Dutch NEI airfields at the same time.

    CharlesRollinsWare 19th Aug 2013

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