• Short Summary

    The American Air Force uses novel ways - such as planes carried by trucks and a miniature Tokyo target - to train its personnel in the art of warfare.

  • Description

    USA: Maryland: Essex:
    EXT
    'Glen Martin Mars' flying boat taxis along water
    Naval plane dwarfed by flying boat just above sea
    GROUND TO AIR flying boat in air, land below
    AERIALs (AIR VIEWs) flying boat in air
    Flying boat flies over camera, two sailors in foreground waving

    Florida: Panama City:
    Line of practice gun turrets in position
    Close up gun turret moving, men inside
    Dummy plane suspended on moving truck, driver jumps out
    Men firing gun at dummy plane
    Close up man firing machine gun
    Dummy plane being hit and taking fire
    Men firing machine guns
    Dummy plane bursting into flames and down to ground

    Texas: Midland Field:
    INT
    Rolling platform and travelling targets in hangar
    Bomb aimers in position on platform
    Side view travelling targets
    Close up travelling target
    Side view targets towards platform
    Close up target moving slowly
    Side view platforms moving over targets

    EXT
    Trucks hauling bombs to planes TRACKING SHOT
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) three bombers in air

    INT PLANE
    Close up back view pilot in bomber pointing out of window
    AERIALs (AIR VIEWs) miniature target of Tokyo from plane

    EXT
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) bomber in air

    INT PLANE
    Close up bomb aimer taking aim
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) bombs dropping from plane

    EXT
    PAN down bombs drop and explode on ground
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) three bombers in air
    Bombs dropping from rack
    GROUND TO AIR bombs dropping from bombers PAN down to explosions on ground
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) smoke rising from target
    Various AERIALs (AIR VIEWs) PAN five bombers drop bombs, and they explode on ground

    Airforce - Active; United States of America
    Background: The American Air Force uses novel ways - such as planes carried by trucks and a miniature Tokyo target - to train its personnel in the art of warfare.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA48MR4OXCQVQJ61D27XFGLGDW4
    Media URN:
    VLVA48MR4OXCQVQJ61D27XFGLGDW4
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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