• Short Summary

    US air heroes receive medals and Australian airmen receive their wings.

  • Description

    Titles read: "US AIR HEROES DECORATED".

    Somewhere in Britain.

    On the tarmac of an American bomber aerodrome we see Major General Spaatz, Commander of US troops in Europe, decorating Flying Fortress heroes who recently carried out daylight raids in Europe. Lieutenant Sconiers receives the DSC (Distinguished Service Cross). Lieutenant Lockhart and Sergeant Rich (in wheelchair) receive the Purple Heart. Lieutenant Starks receives both the Purple Heart and DSC. C/Us of both medals.

    Australia.

    Australian airmen march onto a parade ground and are presented with their wings (pilot's insignia) by Brigadier General Ralph Royce of the United States Army Air Force (USAAF). Nice sequence shows an Australian pilot embracing his mother, shaking hands with his father and kissing his 86-year-old granny who are present at the ceremony. Another airmen shakes hands and chats with a pretty girl in uniform - WAAAF? Group shot of numerous airmen, waving, giving the thumbs-up and victory sign.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1338.03
    Media URN:
    44166
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:38:00 / 01:06:11:00
    Canister:
    42/75

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