• Short Summary

    Good footage of American bombers taking off and returning to Port Moresby aerodrome.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'US BOMBERS AT PORT MORESBY'.

    Papua, New Guinea.

    At Port Moresby aerodrome American bombers prepare in the early morning light to go into action over New Guinea, their target is Lae. The bombers start to take off. M/S as General Scanlon and Brigadier General Ralph Royce watch operations.

    M/S of Australian infantry marching along a road in New Guinea. L/S of Japanese planes attacking distant countryside area.

    L/S as American fighters take off to engage the Japanese raiders. Various shots as the bombers arrive back at the aerodrome and some have scars of battle - bullet holes in tail wings and other damage to the planes. The crews start debriefing.

    L/S of an American bomber whose hydraulic landing gear has been shot away, coming in to land. He bellies down and comes to halt. Various shots after the landing as the pilot is congratulated by a General on his "minor miracle" landing and ground crew mill about the plane.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2366.16
    Media URN:
    75949
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:46:00 / 01:28:22:00
    Canister:
    42/56

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