• Short Summary

    Bomb aimers are trained to drop their "eggs" to score direct hits on a model of Tokyo in Texas.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'BOMBS ON "TOKYO"'.

    United States of America.

    In aircraft hangars we see trainee bomb aimers being put through their paces with the help of special flight simulators.

    When proficient at releasing their "eggs" at an exact split second to score direct hits, the servicemen go to the Army Bombing School in Texas where they graduate onto the real thing. They load 100 lb bombs and then take off to do practice drops on a model of Tokyo. Several good shots of the bombers coming in low over target and releasing their loads.

    Commentator says "That's the stuff! Blast 'em!".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1332.22
    Media URN:
    43994
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:12:00 / 01:39:50:00
    Canister:
    42/59

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