• Short Summary

    The 9th U.S.A.F. launch a double-header attack in their Marauders. Germany.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Marauders of 9th U.S.A.F. (United States Air Force) in a 'double-header' attack.

    Germany.

    C/U of door to war room. M/S of Major-General Brereton, Commander of Tactical Invasion Air Force, seated at desk telling us of his responsibilities to support ground forces in the final assault, and how co-operation is secret of success. He tells of the past successes with the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force). Various shots of the 9th Air Force B.26 Marauder bombers starting up and taking off. Various shots of the aeroplanes in the air. Aerial shots of bombs dropping to the ground and bursting after first part of mission.

    Various shots of Marauder bombers parked close together on airfield, air crews eat their meals around the planes whilst they are being serviced. Various shots as the planes take off again. M/S interior views of pilots at controls. The crew put on their steel helmets as they near the target. Various shots as they drop their bombs on second part of their mission. L/S of planes flying in formation.

    End Titles.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1354.01
    Media URN:
    44569
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:11:00 / 01:07:22:00
    Canister:
    44/22

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