Train Busting Mustangs 1943

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    Full title reads: "TRAIN BUSTING MUSTANGS".

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    Formation of American Mustang planes taking off and flying past. Various shots demonstrating the power of Mustangs as they come in low over target area and fire on dummy targets - lorries.

    Pilots of an Army Co-operation Squadron walk towards their Mustang aircraft. Various shots of Mustangs attacking moving trains and German shipping and airfield. Camera gun action as they dive. Mustangs back in base after the operation.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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    British Pathé
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    01:07:18:00 / 01:09:36:00
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  • "Formation of American Mustang planes" - actually these are aircraft of No. 400 Squadron RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force).

    "Pilots of an Army Co-operation Squadron walk towards their Mustang aircraft" - the two men featured are F/L Duncan "Bitsy" Grant, and F/L John Morton. (Sadly Grant was killed shortly after this film was made, on 22 September 1943).

    jamied 25th Apr 2013

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