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    Activities in American air base - Mustang planes ready for action.

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    US Air Base, Location Unknown / Unclear.

    Front of a plane - propellor starts to turn. Various shots of the mechanics working on the aircraft engines and guns. Land crew bombing up planes. Several shots of the American airmen rounded up. Several shots of the men bombing up the planes. More shots of the airmen checking the planes. Lone of planes on airfield. Several shots of the pilots getting into planes. More shots of the planes on the airfield with pilots ready to take off - believe to be Mustangs. Various shots of Mustangs taking off and in flight over the airfield.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:10:00 / 01:25:11:00
    UN 854 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    This is actually 1944. According to my friend William Louie who was an original member of the 354th FG (which is the subject of this newsreel) this is Lashenden. Here is what he wrote : Hi Jon, I think these shots were taken at Lashhenden after D-day. Our planes still have the complete D-day stripes, and are operating with wing tanks in most of the scenes. I don't think we had many long range missions when we got over to A-2, in early July,'44. // I know the D-Day stripes were painted on the planes only a few days before D-Day June 6, 1944.

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