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  • Short Summary

    Dutch airmen in their base in Burma.

  • Description

    Burma.

    Various shots of crew members of Dutch (Holland, Netherlands) Air Force being briefed at their airport in Burma. Several shots of the crews posing around and on wings of one of the planes. Some good close up shots of the men smiling.

    After a scramble men leap into their fighter planes and perform some low runs over the airport - probably exercise. Various shots of the planes in flight. Several shots of the planes landing.

    Various shots of bomber crews being briefed, getting ready and climbing into their aircraft. The ground crew bombing up the plane.

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    Film ID:
    1689.08
    Media URN:
    60465
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:54:00 / 01:29:10:00
    Canister:
    UN 302 A

Comments (1)

  1. CharlesRollinsWare says

    This film footage was taken at Kallang Airifeld in Malaya, not in Burma. The fighters shown are Brewster B339D "Buffalos" of 2-Vl.G.V, which was transferred from Dutch territory to Singapore starting on 8-9 December. Five surviving B-339Ds returned to Java via Palembang on 17-18 January. The bombers are Glenn-Martin WH-3 and WH 3As of Vl.G III which transferred from Dutch NEI airfields at the same time.

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