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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of US Boston Bombers in action.

  • Description

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

    Somewhere in Britain.

    Various shots of United States Air Force Boston Bombers taking off from an airfield. Shots of the planes landing. They have invasion stripes on the wings.

    American airmen ride on a car towing a plane along the tarmac. They prepare the plane for take off.

    Aerial view of bombs being dropped on targets below. Explosions rise up from the ground. Air to air shots of planes flying over the sea. Air to air shots of bombers flying in formation. Flak bursts around the planes. High altitude shots show gliders on the ground below. Ships are seen on the water below as we fly over.

    Note: some of this footage is quite scratched.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:07:00 / 01:15:31:00
    UN 837 B

Comments (1)

  1. andykoz says

    A correction in the title and summary is needed. Theses are United States ARMY Air Force planes and more importantly they are Martin B-26 Marauders up to about the 6:20 mark. From there to the end of the film they are Douglas A-20 Havoc/Boston bombers.

    Nice film. Some interesting shots, particularly on the ground as you have noted.

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