• Short Summary

    American and Australian bombers attack Japanese fleet in the Bismarck Sea.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BATTLE OF THE BISMARCK SEA".

    Bismarck Sea.

    Close up shot of a map of Bismarck Sea area. Operations room at an RAAF base - various shots of actions plans to combat the Japanese fleet heading towards New Guinea. Various shots of a scramble - Australian and American air crews rush to their planes. Several shots of the planes, mainly bombers, taking off. Ground to air shot of formation of Beaufighters moving fast overhead. Various shots of the USA Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force in action against the Japanese convoy in the Bismarck Sea. Columns of black smoke show some of the successes. Shots include camera gun action from dive bombers. Several shots of the squadron returning to base. A group of the Australian and American pilots after action. Several shots of the three men giving their account of the battle (natural sound). Air to air shots of Beaufighters.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1083.12
    Media URN:
    38055
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:49:00 / 01:27:30:00
    Canister:
    43/38

Comments (1)

  1. Simon J says

    Curtiss P40 Kittyhawks. B-25 Mitchell and A-20 Boston twin engine bombers, shots of Bostons mixed in with Beaufighters

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