UK: VICTORY IS IN THE AIR How RAF bombers set out on raids at Yorkshire air base.
Linton-on-Ouse, Yorks, England:
CU. Flag. GV. Aerodrome. LV. 'plane in shed being checked over. SV. 'plane being checked. CU. Mechanic working on 'plane.
Pilots sitting outside in chairs reading papers ready to scramble. Pilots playing football/ Pilots climbing into planes and aircraft taking off
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SV. Officer walks in with message for C.O. (speaks). CU. C.O. orders 10 air-craft over 'phone. (see sound effects.) LV. Tractor pulling bombs. SV. Bombs on trailers. SV. men unloading bombs near 'plane. GV. interior, crews receiving dope etc. for flight. CU. Pointer & map. SV. pan. crew listening to officer. CU. Of Sergeant observer making notes. GV. crews mapping out course for flight. SV. crews mapping course. SV. crews mapping course. SV. Airmen donning flying gear, slip pan to CU. Airman fixing helmet, slip pan. to LV. airmen walking out of building. Back shot men walking towards Whitley bomber. SV. men getting in under 'plane LV.Man getting into side of 'plane. SV. propeller turning on 'plane. CU.pilot with hand on throttle Shot, looking from 'plane of ground moving past camera, shot towards camera of Whitley bomber taking off. Shot looking through tail of 'plane, ground moving fast. Air shot of countryside showing fields etc. SV. air shot with propeller in f.g. CU. pilot in 'plane. AV. 30 fighters over Channel. AV. fighters. SV. Navigator in 'plane. CU. Wireless operator in 'plane. Shot 'plane's wings in clouds. GV. fighters over clouds CU. looking out of 'planes passing over clouds. SV. & CU. Airmen fixing oxygen tank in 'plane. Night shot 'plane in air. LV. Flares being dropped. Air shot of fire burning. GV. 'plane landing on aerodrome. CU. inside of 'plane. Pan. of Whitley taxi-ing. LV. Crew walking from Whitley. SV. Pilot reporting to C.O. (Speaks). Man
Officer:-"10 aircraft required from us for operations tonight, 5 from you & 5 from 'A' flight. Let me have your c rew list as soon as possible and turn the boys down for the afternoon."I
to pilot returning from raid:-"Well, how did you get on? "Pilot:"Quite a good try sir, we found the target & we hit it with the 2nd. stick we left a very good fire going."
SV.Whitley bomber past camera, dusk shot. SCU. same shot. AV. countryside wing in f.g. CU. Pilot in 'plane SV. interior of 'plane. SCU. interior. CU.Pilot at controls. Shot along wing of Whitley. GV. Whitley landing. SCU. Landing. GV. Pilots reporting to officer. Interior scene officer addressing men asks "Any questions" etc. GV. Officer examining guns. CU. & SV. Officer examining machine guns. GV. wireless operators wearing earphones. CU. hand tapping key. CU. wireless operator with earphones pan to CU. writing message. Exterior scenes GV. Pilots laying on ground pan to others playing cricket. SV. fixing bomb under Whitley. SV. bomb being pulled by tractors. SV. Air crew looking at maps.
SV. Fixing bomb under Whitley. AV. Showing town with large sheds beneath.
Airforce - Active; Air Raids and War Damage; , Germany
Background: UK: VICTORY IS IN THE AIR How RAF bombers set out on raids at Yorkshire air base.