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    USAF Marauders on bombing raid - France?

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

    US 9th Air Force - Marauders leave England on bombing raid to France?

    Aerial shots mountains and landscape. Various shots USAF (United States Air Force) Marauder bombers taking off and landing on airfield. C/U man in glass box looking over airfield - air traffic control? Various shots ground crew and bomber crew on jeep towing damaged bomber along airstrip. Various shots airmen looking at bullet holes on bomber.

    Various good shots bombers releasing bombs, we see them explode on town below (France?) Various shots fleet of Marauders in flight over sea. More shots bombs dropping. Various aerial shots as planes fly over coastline and warships at sea (Channel?). More shots Marauders dropping bombs, gun fire is visible around the planes. More aerial shot ship at sea with blimps. The planes fly over beaches (English coastline?) Aerial shots pock marked ground. Aerial shots landscape and sea.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:19:00 / 01:27:42:00
    UN 894 D

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  1. says

    This footage is of the 323rd Bombardment Group at Earls Colne Airfield. I was most likely shot between January and June 5, 1944.

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  2. says

    This was shot between June 6 and late July 1944. See 323rd radio call codes and invasion stripes.

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