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  • Short Summary

    Aerial combat footage of dog fights, trains being bombed and planes exploding.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "111 Fighter Command, Combat Film, Lt. R.W. Strong, 505 Squadron, August 1944"*.

    Various aerial shots taken from fighter planes in combat: we see trains being bombed and enemy planes being shot at, some exploding, dog fights.

    * several similar intertitles throughout item, with names of cameramen / pilots, squadrons etc.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1980.10
    Media URN:
    61985
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:44:00 / 01:42:26:00
    Canister:
    UN 1105 D

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Despite this clip's title this footage comes NOT from British fighters, but from craft of the U.S. Air Force.

    Footage from 0:04 to 0:24 is from the P-51 Mustang of Roland W Strong of the 505th Fighter Squadron. He was shot down just 3 days later, and became a POW.

    Material from 0:28 to 0:43 is from the plane of Lloyd Q Marshall of the 84th Fighter Squadron.

    The clip form 0:47 to 1:02 is from the aircraft of Captain Charles Stafford of the 351st Fighter Squadron.

    Sadly the name board for the clip from 1:06 to 1:14 can't fully be seen - this footage is probably, though not certainly, from the aircraft of Albert "Bill" Barlow of the 351st Fighter Squadron.

    The material from 1:18 to 1:39 is from the plane of James H Williams of the 360th Fighter Squadron.

    The footage from 1:43 to 2:09 is from the plane of Lt Howard E Wiggins, of the 361st Fighter Squadron.

    Footage from 3:10 to 3:41 comes from the aircraft of Charles H Kruger, of the 369th Fighter Squadron.

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  2. jamied says

    The material from 2:13 to 2:19 is from the plane of Arthur C Maul of the 61st Fighter Squadron.

    The very short clip from 2:23 to 2:25 is from the plane of Charles W. Lenfest of the 354th Fighter Squadron.

    Footage from 2:46 to 3:08 is form the craft of Arthur Tongue, of the 505th Fighter Squadron.

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