• Short Summary

    A little boy called Alfie gets to meet pilots of American 8th Air Force and sit in Thunderbolt.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Alfie the ace.

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of a little boy called Alfie riding in a jeep to an air base. M/S as he is lifted out onto the ground, he is wearing a very large flying jacket. Various shots as he is introduced to a group of American pilots of the 8th Air Force. M/S's as he sits in the cockpit of a Thunderbolt and Colonel Dave Schilling explains the controls. C/U of Alfie smiling. M/S as he is lifted out of the aeroplane and shown the exterior.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1209.06
    Media URN:
    33800
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1945
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:40:00 / 01:13:55:00
    Canister:
    NP 20

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "a pilot explains the controls" - that's WWII fighter ace Colonel Dave Schilling.

  2. AlanJM says

    Col Schilling was in the 56th Fighter Group based at RAF Horsham St Faith, nr Norwich, Norfolk at this time, so I'd say it's reasonable to assume this was filmed there.

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Good to add that name to the description.

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