Boeing B17 Flying Fortress on a Bombing Mission.


Boeing B17 Flying Fortress on a Bombing Mission. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Boeing B17 Flying Fortress on a Bombing Mission.
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Thorpe Abbotts American Airbase 1943


Thorpe Abbotts American Airbase 1943 For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Thorpe Abbotts American Airbase 1943
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D-Day Landings Colour Film.


D-Day Landings Colour Film.For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
D-Day Landings Colour Film.
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London, England 1942 Big Ben, River Thames, Houses of Parliament.


London, England 1942 Big Ben, River Thames, Houses of Parliament. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
London, England 1942 Big Ben, River Thames, Houses of Parliament.
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Spitfires 1943 The war years.


Spitfires 1943 The war years.For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Spitfires 1943 The war years.
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Lancaster bomber 1943


Lancaster bomber 1943 For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Lancaster bomber 1943
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Normandy Landings (part 2) and the push into Paris.


Normandy Landings (part 2) and the push into Paris.For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Normandy Landings (part 2) and the push into Paris.
military, ww2

Normandy Landings during world war two


Normandy Landings during world war twoFor more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Normandy Landings during world war two
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Operation Overlord (Part 2)


Allied forces rehearsed their roles for D-Day months before the invasion. On 28 April 1944, in south Devon on the British coast, 946 American soldiers and sailors were killed when German torpedo boats surprised one of these landing exercises, Exercise Tiger. The effectiveness of the deception operations was increased by a news blackout from Britain. Travel to and from the Republic of Ireland was banned, and movements within several miles of the coasts restricted. The German embassies and consulates in neutral countries were flooded with all sorts of misleading information, in the well-founded hope that any genuine information on the landings would be ignored with all the confusing chaff. There were several leaks prior to or on D-Day. Through the Cicero affair, the Germans obtained documents containing references to Overlord, but these documents lacked all detail. Another such leak was General Charles de Gaulle's radio message after D-Day. He, unlike all the other leaders, stated that this invasion was the real invasion. This had the potential to ruin the Allied deceptions Fortitude North and Fortitude South. For example, Eisenhower referred to the landings as the initial invasion. Nevertheless, the Germans did not believe de Gaulle and waited too long to move in extra units against the Allies. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Operation Overlord (Part 2)
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Operation Overlord 1944 in South Devon on the British coast and other sea side towns,


Allied forces rehearsed their roles for D-Day months before the invasion. On 28 April 1944, in south Devon on the British coast, 946 American soldiers and sailors were killed when German torpedo boats surprised one of these landing exercises, Exercise Tiger. The effectiveness of the deception operations was increased by a news blackout from Britain. Travel to and from the Republic of Ireland was banned, and movements within several miles of the coasts restricted. The German embassies and consulates in neutral countries were flooded with all sorts of misleading information, in the well-founded hope that any genuine information on the landings would be ignored with all the confusing chaff. There were several leaks prior to or on D-Day. Through the Cicero affair, the Germans obtained documents containing references to Overlord, but these documents lacked all detail. Another such leak was General Charles de Gaulle's radio message after D-Day. He, unlike all the other leaders, stated that this invasion was the real invasion. This had the potential to ruin the Allied deceptions Fortitude North and Fortitude South. For example, Eisenhower referred to the landings as the initial invasion. Nevertheless, the Germans did not believe de Gaulle and waited too long to move in extra units against the Allies. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Operation Overlord 1944 in South Devon on the British coast and other sea side towns,
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Michell Airfield Milwauke Wisconsin. 1943 orIginaly established in 1920 as Hamilton Airport.


The original airfield was established in 1920 as Hamilton Airport by local business owner and aviator Thomas Hamilton. Milwaukee County purchased the land on October 19, 1926, for the Milwaukee County Airport. The first airport terminal there, the Hirschbuehl Farmhouse, opened in July of 1927. That same month, Northwest Airlines, Inc., began air service from Milwaukee to Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul. In August of 1927, world-renowned aviator Charles Lindbergh visited the Milwaukee airport. Kohler Aviation Corporation began providing passenger service across Lake Michigan on August 31, 1929. During the late depression years (from 1938 to July 1940), a new two-story passenger terminal building was constructed by the Works Progress Administration. On March 17, 1941, the airport was renamed General Mitchell Field after Milwaukee's military airpower advocate, Brigadier General William
Michell Airfield Milwauke Wisconsin. 1943 orIginaly established in 1920 as Hamilton Airport.
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Thorpe Abbotts 1943 American Air base as it was the crews the missions and home coming


Thorpe Abbotts 1943 American Air base as it was the crews the missions and home coming For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Thorpe Abbotts 1943 American Air base as it was the crews the missions and home coming
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American Army on D Day Training in South Devon 1943


merican Army on D Day Training in South Devon 1943 For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
American Army on D Day Training in South Devon 1943
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Milwaukee, WI 1943


Milwaukee, WI 1943 For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Milwaukee, WI 1943
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11th Fighter Wing, 1943 German Air Force, Neumunster Schleswig-Holstein Germany.


11th Fighter Wing, 1943 German Air Force, Neumunster Schleswig-Holstein Germany. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
11th Fighter Wing, 1943 German Air Force, Neumunster Schleswig-Holstein Germany.
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German Antiaircraft Gun 1943 seen here close to Merseburg Oil Refinery Grmany


German Antiaircraft Gun 1943 seen here close to Merseburg Oil Refinery GrmanyFor more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
German Antiaircraft Gun 1943 seen here close to Merseburg Oil Refinery Grmany
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Thorpe Abbotts Air Base During 1943 and all the daily activities some very gruesome.


Thorpe Abbotts Air Base During 1943 and all the daily activities some very gruesome. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Thorpe Abbotts Air Base During 1943 and all the daily activities some very gruesome.
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Crashed B17’s at Halesworth Airfield England 1943 Nr Thorpe Abbotts


Crashed B17's at Halesworth Airfield England 1943 Nr Thorpe Abbotts For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Crashed B17’s at Halesworth Airfield England 1943 Nr Thorpe Abbotts
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Hamberg 1943 Destruction from the combined bombing from the American and British Bombers


Hamberg 1943 Destruction from the combined bombing from the American and British Bombers For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Hamberg 1943 Destruction from the combined bombing from the American and British Bombers
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London 1943 and the destruction received from the German Bombers


London 1943 and the destruction received from the German Bombers For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
London 1943 and the destruction received from the German Bombers
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95th Bomb Group Veterans Talking about the War Years at a 2005 reunion at Horham


95th Bomb Group Veterans Talking about the War Years at a 2005 reunion at HorhamFor more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
95th Bomb Group Veterans Talking about the War Years at a 2005 reunion at Horham
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95th Bomb Group Reunion 2005 at The Red Feather Club Horham Suffolk UK.


95th Bomb Group Reunion 2005 at The Red Feather Club Horham Suffolk UK. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
95th Bomb Group Reunion 2005 at The Red Feather Club Horham Suffolk UK.
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World War Two Archive Film, Misty Weather at Podington Air Base 92nd Bomb Group.


World War Two Archive Film, Misty Weather at Podington Air Base 92nd Bomb Group.For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Film, Misty Weather at Podington Air Base 92nd Bomb Group.
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World War Two Archive Footage of 92nd Bomb Group Base Podington Fantastic colour film


World War Two Archive Footage of 92nd Bomb Group Base Podington Fantastic colour film For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Footage of 92nd Bomb Group Base Podington Fantastic colour film
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World War Two Archive Film B17’s Having a OOP’S Day at station 109 Podington


World War Two Archive Film B17's Having a OOP'S Day at station 109 Podington For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Film B17’s Having a OOP’S Day at station 109 Podington
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World War Two B17 On Fire on the runway at station 109 Podington Home of the 92nd Bomb Group


World War Two B17 On Fire on the runway at station 109 Podington Home of the 92nd Bomb Group For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two B17 On Fire on the runway at station 109 Podington Home of the 92nd Bomb Group
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World War Two B17 On Fire on the runway at station 109 Podington Home of the 92nd Bomb Group


World War Two B17 On Fire on the runway at station 109 Podington Home of the 92nd Bomb Group For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two B17 On Fire on the runway at station 109 Podington Home of the 92nd Bomb Group
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World War Two Archive Footage of B17’s In flight all from the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington.


World War Two Archive Footage of B17's In flight all from the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Footage of B17’s In flight all from the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington.
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World War Two Archive Footage of B17’s In flight all from the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington.


World War Two Archive Footage of B17's In flight all from the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Footage of B17’s In flight all from the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington.
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World War Two Archive Footage of B17 Crash sites at Station 109 Podington 1944


World War Two Archive Footage of B17 Crash sites at Station 109 Podington 1944For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Footage of B17 Crash sites at Station 109 Podington 1944
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World War Two Archive Footage Ambulance working hard at station 109 Podington Bedfordshire UK.


World War Two Archive Footage Ambulance working hard at station 109 Podington Bedfordshire UK. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Footage Ambulance working hard at station 109 Podington Bedfordshire UK.
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World War Two Footage Life In A Day at Station 109 Podington A B17 comes home in a bad way.


World War Two Footage Life In A Day at Station 109 Podington A B17 comes home in a bad way. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Footage Life In A Day at Station 109 Podington A B17 comes home in a bad way.
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World War Two Archive Footage The Control Tower, Crashed B17 On The Airfield Podington.


World War Two Archive Footage The Control Tower at Station 109 Podington during 1944 plus a crashed B17 on the airfield. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Footage The Control Tower, Crashed B17 On The Airfield Podington.
92nd bomb group, military, ww2

World War Two Archive Footage The Control Tower, Crashed B17 On The Airfield Podington.


World War Two Archive Footage The Control Tower at Station 109 Podington during 1944 plus a crashed B17 on the airfield. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Footage The Control Tower, Crashed B17 On The Airfield Podington.
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World War Two Archive Footage of the Bombing of Germany and Frankurt 1944/45


World War Two Archive Footage of the Bombing of Germany and Frankurt 1944/45 by the 92nd Bomb Group. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Archive Footage of the Bombing of Germany and Frankurt 1944/45
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World War Two Footage Airfield Road Podington B17 on a British RAF Truck 1944


World War Two Footage Airfield Road Podington B17 on a British RAF Truck 1944 For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Footage Airfield Road Podington B17 on a British RAF Truck 1944
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World War Two Footage 92nd Bomb Group Podington England 1944 Airfield and Huts§


World War Two Footage 92nd Bomb Group Podington England 1944 Airfield and Huts§For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
World War Two Footage 92nd Bomb Group Podington England 1944 Airfield and Huts§
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Airfield Memorial Unveiling At Santa Pod Start Line By Airfields Of Britain Conservation


.Airfield Memorial Unveiling At Santa Pod Start Line By Airfields Of Britain Conservation Trust.Guest list included: Kennety Bannerman,Jill Brown, Ed Andrews, Alyson Kerr, Lynder Coxen, Members of the Royal British Legion, Politicans from Podington Council, Air Marshall Ian Macfadyen and wife Sally, John Walker (Chairman 92nd Bomb Group U.K.) Keith Bartlett (SantaPod)
Airfield Memorial Unveiling At Santa Pod Start Line By Airfields Of Britain Conservation
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Madingley American Cemetery Memorial Day Monday 27th May 2013


Madingley American Cemetery Memorial Day Monday 27th May 2013
Madingley American Cemetery Memorial Day Monday 27th May 2013
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Madingley Memorial Day Cambridge American Cemetery Monday May 27th 2013


Madingley Memorial Day Cambridge American Cemetery Monday May 27th 2013
Madingley Memorial Day Cambridge American Cemetery Monday May 27th 2013
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Jack Spratt Hot Shot Ball Turret Gunner with his A 2 Leather Jacket at 91 years old.


91 year old Hot shot B17 ball turret gunner Jack Spratt shows his A 2 Jacket from world war two.
Jack Spratt Hot Shot Ball Turret Gunner with his A 2 Leather Jacket at 91 years old.
92nd bomb group, stories, ww2

B17 over shot the end of the runway and ploughed into a corn field at Podington 1944


This Boeing B17 over shot the runway and ploughed into a corn field at Podington Air Base home of the 92nd Bob Group during 1944.
B17 over shot the end of the runway and ploughed into a corn field at Podington 1944
92nd bomb group, ww2

AIRCRAFT FROM WW2 SEEN HERE AT DUXFORD


AIRCRAFT FROM WW2 SEEN HERE AT DUXFORD
AIRCRAFT FROM WW2 SEEN HERE AT DUXFORD
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JACK PEARLS B17 CRASH SITE AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AT STATION 109 PODINGTON


JACK PEALS B17 CRASH SITE AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AT STATION 109 PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE,
JACK PEARLS B17 CRASH SITE AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AT STATION 109 PODINGTON
92nd bomb group, ww2

B17 LANDING ON ONE WHEEL AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.


B17 ONE WHEEL LANDING AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
B17 LANDING ON ONE WHEEL AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
92nd bomb group, ww2

LAIR OF THE LUCKY TIGERS 325th BOMB Sq HEAVY 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON


THE LAIR OF THE LUCKY TIGERS 325th BOMB Sq (H) 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON
LAIR OF THE LUCKY TIGERS 325th BOMB Sq HEAVY 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON
92nd bomb group, ww2

1944 STATION 109 PODINGTON NORMAL EVERY DAY EVENTS FOR THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.


NORMAL EVERY DAY EVENT FOR THE 92ND BOMB GROUP STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
1944 STATION 109 PODINGTON NORMAL EVERY DAY EVENTS FOR THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
92nd bomb group, ww2

MAJOR (MOOSE) HARDING’S CHUCK (A) LUCKING SKY DEVILS 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON.


THE IS THE QUARTERS OF MAJOR (MOOSE) HARDIN'S CHUCK (A) LUCKING SKY DEVILS.
MAJOR (MOOSE) HARDING’S CHUCK (A) LUCKING SKY DEVILS 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON.
92nd bomb group, ww2

B17’s TAKING OFF AT STAION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.


B17's TAKING OFF AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
B17’s TAKING OFF AT STAION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
92nd bomb group, ww2

JACKETS AND BICYCLES YOUNG GUYS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON


YOUNG GUYS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASED AT STATION 109 PODINGTON SHOW OF THEIR JACKETS AND BICYCLES
JACKETS AND BICYCLES YOUNG GUYS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON
92nd bomb group, ww2

B17 CRASHED AND BURNED AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AT STATION 109 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON


B17N FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP CRASHED AND BURNED AY THE END OF THE RUNWAY AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.
B17 CRASHED AND BURNED AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AT STATION 109 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON
92nd bomb group, ww2

B17’s FROM THE 92nd BOMB GROUP ON A BOMBING MISSION OVER GERMANY DURING 1944.


B17's FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP STATIONED AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE ON A MISSION OVER GERMANY
B17’s FROM THE 92nd BOMB GROUP ON A BOMBING MISSION OVER GERMANY DURING 1944.
92nd bomb group, ww2

1943 B17’s ON A GRASS RUNWAY FIELD AT MANSTON IN KENT ENGLAND


92ND BOMB GROUP PLANES ON A GRASS FIELD AT MANSTON IN KENT ENGLAD 42-3165 UX-T LOST AT BREMAN ON NOVEMBER 26th 1943, 42-3183 UX-O CRASHED ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 1943.
1943 B17’s ON A GRASS RUNWAY FIELD AT MANSTON IN KENT ENGLAND
92nd bomb group, ww2

NORSEMAN AIRCRAFT 1944 SEEN HERE AT ISTRES IN SOUTHERN FRANCE FILM BY DOC FURNISS


A NORSEMAN AIRCRAFT SEEN HERE IN ISTRES SOUTHERN FRANCE DURING 1944
NORSEMAN AIRCRAFT 1944 SEEN HERE AT ISTRES IN SOUTHERN FRANCE FILM BY DOC FURNISS
92nd bomb group, ww2

WILLYS JEEPS AND HEAVY TRUCKS AND TANKS MOVING BACK AND FORTH THROUHG FRANKFURT


WILLYS JEEPS AND HEAVY TRUCKS AND TANKS MOVING BACK AND FORTH THROUGH THE RUINS OF FRANKFURT
WILLYS JEEPS AND HEAVY TRUCKS AND TANKS MOVING BACK AND FORTH THROUHG FRANKFURT
92nd bomb group, ww2

FRANKFURT 1944 HEAVY TRUCKS AND TANKS MOVING FORWARD


DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP FILMED THIS IN FRANKFURT DURING WORLD WAR TWO, SEEN HERE ARE HEAVY TRUCKS AND TANKS MOVING THROUGH THE RUINS IN FRUNKFURT,
FRANKFURT 1944 HEAVY TRUCKS AND TANKS MOVING FORWARD
92nd bomb group, ww2

FIRE BURNING OIL OFF THE RUNWAY 1944 AT STATION 109 PODINGTON 9ND BOMB GROUP.


BURNING OIL OF THE RUNWAY AT STATION 109 PODINGTON DURING 1944 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
FIRE BURNING OIL OFF THE RUNWAY 1944 AT STATION 109 PODINGTON 9ND BOMB GROUP.
92nd bomb group, ww2

GERMAN MONUMENT 1944, CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHERE THIS IS PLEASE


THIS FILM WAS TAKEN BY DOC FURNISS DURING THE WAR YEARS CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHERE IT IS,
GERMAN MONUMENT 1944, CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHERE THIS IS PLEASE
92nd bomb group, ww2

CONTROL TOWER AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP


THE CONTROL TOWER AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
CONTROL TOWER AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
92nd bomb group, ww2

SPARE PARTS GIRL 1944 SEEN HERE AT STATION 109 PODINGTON 92ND BOMB GROUP.


SPARE PARTS GIRL 1944 SEEN HERE AT STATION 109 PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE ENGLAND.
SPARE PARTS GIRL 1944 SEEN HERE AT STATION 109 PODINGTON 92ND BOMB GROUP.
92nd bomb group, ww2

B17 SNAKE HIPS ALL SHOT UP AND FLEW HOME TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON 1944


THE B17 SNAKE HIPS GOT ALL SHOT UP BUT STILL FLEW HOME TO HER BASE STATION 109 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON
B17 SNAKE HIPS ALL SHOT UP AND FLEW HOME TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON 1944
92nd bomb group, ww2

AIRFIELD ROAD 1944 PODINGTON STATION 109 92ND BOMB GROUP


YOUNG SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WALKING ALONG AIRFIELD ROARD AT STATION 109 PODINGTON DURING 1944
AIRFIELD ROAD 1944 PODINGTON STATION 109 92ND BOMB GROUP
92nd bomb group, ww2

92ND BOMB GROUP BOYS FOOLING AROUND OUTSIDE THE LIVING QUARTERS AT PODINGTON,


THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BOYS FOOLING AROUND OUTSIDE THE LIVING QUARTERS AT STATION 109 PODINGTON,
92ND BOMB GROUP BOYS FOOLING AROUND OUTSIDE THE LIVING QUARTERS AT PODINGTON,
92nd bomb group, ww2

FIRE IN THE SLEEPING QUARTERS AT STATION 109 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP


FIRE IN THE SLEEPING QUARTERS AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
FIRE IN THE SLEEPING QUARTERS AT STATION 109 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
92nd bomb group, ww2

B17 BELLY LANDING AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.


B17 BELLY LANDING AT STATION 109 PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
B17 BELLY LANDING AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
92nd bomb group, ww2

LT. BOOKERS CREW DITCHED IN THE CHANNEL SEPTEMBER 6th 1943,


LT. BROOKERS CREW DITCHED IN THE CHANNEL SEPTEMBER 6th 1942
LT. BOOKERS CREW DITCHED IN THE CHANNEL SEPTEMBER 6th 1943,
92nd bomb group, ww2

SKUNK FACE FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP STATIONED AT 109 PODINGTON.


SKUNK FACE FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASED AT STATION 109 PODINGTON
SKUNK FACE FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP STATIONED AT 109 PODINGTON.
92nd bomb group, ww2

FUEL TANKER FIRE AT PODINGTON 1944 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP,


FUEL TANKER FIRE AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP,
FUEL TANKER FIRE AT PODINGTON 1944 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP,
92nd bomb group, ww2

B17 CRASH SITE WITH RE NUMBER 297479 ON THE TAIL


B17 CRASH SITE NOT SURE OF THE LOCATION TAIL NUMBER 297479 Del Cheyenne 28/11/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Cleveland 26/12/43; Presque Is 30/12/43; Ass 327BS/92BG [UX-L] Podington 27/1/44; b/d Kaiserlautern 30/12/44 w/Joe Van Stratton, Ed Porter, John Cowan, Chas Chambers, Tom Standish, Art Estrada, Harry Barner, Wilf Bedard, Bill White (9KIA); c/l two miles north of RAF East Kirby, burned and Sal. BELLE OF LIBERTY. B-17G-15-VE #42-97479 "Belle of Liberty" (UX-L) belonged to 92BGp/327Sqn. On Dec 30th 1944, the AC suffered engine troubles on take off. The pilot tried an emergency landing at RAF base East Kirby. He overshot the runway, and in an attempt to go around for another try, the AC stalled and crashed, killing all 9 crewmembers
B17 CRASH SITE WITH RE NUMBER 297479 ON THE TAIL
92nd bomb group, ww2

WALL ART ROLL OF HONOR AND GIRLS AT STATION 109 PODINGTON 92ND BOMB GROUP.


WALL ART ROLL OF HONOR SEXY GIRLS AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
WALL ART ROLL OF HONOR AND GIRLS AT STATION 109 PODINGTON 92ND BOMB GROUP.
92nd bomb group, ww2

B-17 BALL TURRET PRACTICE DURING NIGHT AT STAION 109 PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE.


B-17 BALL TURRET PRACTICE AT NIGHT AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
B-17 BALL TURRET PRACTICE DURING NIGHT AT STAION 109 PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE.
92nd bomb group, ww2

B17 TOP GUN TURRET TYPE A-1A MOUNTED ON A FLAT BED TRUCK AT STAION 109 PODINGTN


THIS IS A VERY SHORT FILM OF A TOP TURRET GUN MOUNTED ON A FLAT BED TRUCK AT STATION 109 PODINGTON
B17 TOP GUN TURRET TYPE A-1A MOUNTED ON A FLAT BED TRUCK AT STAION 109 PODINGTN
92nd bomb group, ww2

JACK SPRATT’S BIBLE THAT HIS PARENTS GAVE HIM AND HE TOOK ON ALL HIS 39 MISSIONS


JACK PARENTS GAVE HIM THIS BIBLE AND HE TOOK IT WITH HIM ON ALL HIS 39 MISSIONS OVER GERMANY
JACK SPRATT’S BIBLE THAT HIS PARENTS GAVE HIM AND HE TOOK ON ALL HIS 39 MISSIONS
92nd bomb group, stories, ww2

SOUVENIR FROM JACK SPRATT’S CRASHED B17 THAT WENT DOWN IN FRANCE


THIS IS A SOUVENIR THAT CAME FROM THE B17 CRASH SITE IN FRANCE WHERE HIS B17 PLAN THE "HOMESICK ANGLE" WENT DOWN.
SOUVENIR FROM JACK SPRATT’S CRASHED B17 THAT WENT DOWN IN FRANCE
92nd bomb group, stories, ww2

JACK SPRATT’S TREASURES FROM HIS SERVICE IN THE 92ND BOMB GROUP


EX BALL TURRET GUNNER JACK SPRATT WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A FEW OF HIS WORLD WAR TWO TREASURES WITH YOU.
JACK SPRATT’S TREASURES FROM HIS SERVICE IN THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
92nd bomb group, stories, ww2

JACK SPRATT “STORIES FROM THE BASEMENT” JACK LOOKS INTO HIS COLLECTION BOX.


JACKS DOWN IN HIS BASEMENT GOING THROUGH HIS WORLD WAR TWO BOX AND TALKS ABOUT THE PAINTING OF THE BIG PICTURE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ME ON JWW92BG@BTINTERNET.COM
JACK SPRATT “STORIES FROM THE BASEMENT” JACK LOOKS INTO HIS COLLECTION BOX.
92nd bomb group, stories, ww2

JACK SPRATT STORIES “WARNING FLARES” YOU COULD SEE THE B17 SENDING UP FLARES.


JACK TELLS HOW THE B17 WOULD SEND UP FLARES WHEN THEY WERE RETURNING HOME WITH WOUNDED ON BOARD. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ME ON JWW92BG@BTINTERNET.COM
JACK SPRATT STORIES “WARNING FLARES” YOU COULD SEE THE B17 SENDING UP FLARES.
92nd bomb group, stories, ww2

JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE AIR RAID SHELTER” 1944 AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.


JACK TELLS US ABOUT THE AIR RAID SHELTERS AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP. FORMORE INFORMATION CONTACT ME ON JWW92BG@BTINTERNET.COM
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE AIR RAID SHELTER” 1944 AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.
92nd bomb group, stories, ww2

JACK SPRATT TELLS US HOW HE HELPED THE WOUNDED DURING 1944 IN HIS B17,


JACK TELLS US HOW HE HELPED THE WOUNDED IN HIS B17 DURING WORLD WAR TWO,
JACK SPRATT TELLS US HOW HE HELPED THE WOUNDED DURING 1944 IN HIS B17,
92nd bomb group, stories, ww2

JACK SPRATT TALKS ABOUT THE TIME GLENN MILLER,BOB HOPE, AND JAMES GAGNEY CAME,


Jack Spratt 92nd Bomb Group B17 ball turret gunner tells us of the time when he watched stars Glenn Miller, Bob Hope, James Gagney perform at Podington Station 109 he does wish he had a camera at the time. For more information contact me on jww92bg@btinternet.com
JACK SPRATT TALKS ABOUT THE TIME GLENN MILLER,BOB HOPE, AND JAMES GAGNEY CAME,
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THE PARACHUTE FROM 1944 THAT SAVED JACK SPRATTS LIFE WHEN HE LANDED IN A BEACH TREE


THE PARACHUTE JACK SPRATT HAD ON THAT DID NOT OPEN WHEN HE BAILED OUT OVER FRANCE HE LANDED IN A TREE WHICH SAVED HIS LIFE.
THE PARACHUTE FROM 1944 THAT SAVED JACK SPRATTS LIFE WHEN HE LANDED IN A BEACH TREE
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THE DOC FURNISS WAR FILM OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASED AT PODINGTON UK.


THIS IS THE DOC FURNISS WAR DVD FILMED BY DOC FURNISS WITH HIS HAND HELD 16mm CAMERA (COPIES OF THIS DVD CAN BE OBTAINED FROM JWW92BG@BTINTERNET.COM)
THE DOC FURNISS WAR FILM OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASED AT PODINGTON UK.
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LONDON 1944 THE WAR YEARS FILM BY DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP


This is London during 1944 the film was taken by Doc Furniss from the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington Bedfordshire. For more information contact me on JWW92BG@BTINTERNET.COM
LONDON 1944 THE WAR YEARS FILM BY DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE SHOWER AND JOHN HENSLEY” WORLD WAR TWO STORY


JACK SPRATT GOES BACK TO THE TIME WHEN ALL THE YOUNG GUYS TOOK A SHOWER
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE SHOWER AND JOHN HENSLEY” WORLD WAR TWO STORY
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “ORANGES IN THE BALL TURRET” FROZEN AT 30,000 Ft HIGH


JACK USED TO TAKE ORANGES IN HIS BALL TURRET WHEN GOING ON A MISSION TO GERMANY
JACK SPRATT STORIES “ORANGES IN THE BALL TURRET” FROZEN AT 30,000 Ft HIGH
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JACK SPRATT STORIES ” USING THE TOILET AT 30,000 Ft HIGH” WORLD WAR 2 STORY.


ONE OF JACK'S B-17 CREW WOULD ALWAYS USE THE TOILET ON THE AIRCRAFT EVERY DAY AT 9.00 O'CLOCK THINGS CAN GET A BIT ICY AT 30,000 FT HIGH.
JACK SPRATT STORIES ” USING THE TOILET AT 30,000 Ft HIGH” WORLD WAR 2 STORY.
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JACK SPRATT “THE CONDOM STORY” WORLD WAR 2 STORY TOLD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY.


JACK TELLS THIS CONDOM STORY IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY AS ONLY JACK WOULD
JACK SPRATT “THE CONDOM STORY” WORLD WAR 2 STORY TOLD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “SILK STOCKINGS” NYLON HOSE WITH CHOCOLATES GIRLS LOVED THEM WW 2 STORY


JACK SPRATT STORIES THE GIRLS LOVED SILK STOCKINGS AN D CHOCOLATES
JACK SPRATT STORIES “SILK STOCKINGS” NYLON HOSE WITH CHOCOLATES GIRLS LOVED THEM WW 2 STORY
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE INLISTED MEN’S CLUB” STARTED SELLING BEER WORLD WAR 2 STORY


JACK SPRATT STORIES THE INLISTED MEN'S CLUB STARTED SELLING BEER
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE INLISTED MEN’S CLUB” STARTED SELLING BEER WORLD WAR 2 STORY
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “TIRED OF BEING A GO BY BOY” ANOTHER CLASSIC STORY


JACK SPRATT HAD PROBLEMS GETTING HIS BUDDIES BACK FROM THE PUBS LAT AT NIGHT
JACK SPRATT STORIES “TIRED OF BEING A GO BY BOY” ANOTHER CLASSIC STORY
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JACK SPRATT STORIES” ACCIDENT ON HIS BICYCLE” DURING THE WAR YEARS.


JACK SPRATT AND HIS WAR TIME ACCIDENT WITH HIS BICYCLE ONE DARK EVENING.
JACK SPRATT STORIES” ACCIDENT ON HIS BICYCLE” DURING THE WAR YEARS.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES. “THE BICYCLE STORY” CLASSIC WAR TIME STORY FROM 1944


JACK TALKS ABOUT THE TIME HE ACQUIRED A BICYCLE FOR NOTHING
JACK SPRATT STORIES. “THE BICYCLE STORY” CLASSIC WAR TIME STORY FROM 1944
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “VISIT TO LONDON 1944” WITH THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BOYS


JACK TELLS US ABOUTH HIS TRIP TO DURING THE WAT YEARS WITH HIS CHUMS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODININGTON
JACK SPRATT STORIES “VISIT TO LONDON 1944” WITH THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BOYS
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “B17 LANDING ON ONE WHEEL” DURING 1944 AT PODINGTON BASE


JACK SPRATT TELLS THE STORY WHEN HIS B17 FORTRESS HAD TO MAKE A LANDING ON ONE WHEEL HE DESCRIBES WHAT THE PILOT TOLD THEM ALL TO DO
JACK SPRATT STORIES “B17 LANDING ON ONE WHEEL” DURING 1944 AT PODINGTON BASE
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “B17’s CRASH ON RUNWAY” AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.


JACK DESCRIBES THE TIME WHEN B17's CRASH ON THE RUNWAY AT STATION 109 PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE ENGLAND.
JACK SPRATT STORIES “B17’s CRASH ON RUNWAY” AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.
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JACKS SPRATT STORIES “GENERAL PATTON AND THE BRONZE STAR AWARD”


JACK SPRATT AND HIS CREW FROM THE B17 "HOMESICK ANGEL" RECEIVE THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL FROM GENERAL PATTON
JACKS SPRATT STORIES “GENERAL PATTON AND THE BRONZE STAR AWARD”
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “ENCOUNTER WITH COLONEL WILLIAM REID” BASE COMMANDER.


JACK SPRATT HAS A ENCOUNTER WITH PODINGTON BASE COMMANDER COLONEL WILLIAM REID
JACK SPRATT STORIES “ENCOUNTER WITH COLONEL WILLIAM REID” BASE COMMANDER.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE 326th HARD STAND” AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.


JACK SPRATT DESCRIBES THE 326th HARD STAND AND RUNWAY AT STATION 109 PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE 326th HARD STAND” AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.
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JACK SPRATT WAR TIME STORIES “SMELL LIKE A GASOLENE PUMP”


WORLD WAR TWO B-17 GUNNER JACK SPRATT REMEMBERS SOME OF THE INTERESTING TIMES ON THE OLD AIR BASE AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE UK.
JACK SPRATT WAR TIME STORIES “SMELL LIKE A GASOLENE PUMP”
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE SLEEPING QUARTES” VERY COLD NISSAN HUTS.


MEMBERS OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP HAD VERY COLD WINTERS IN THE PREFABRICATED STEEL STRUCTURED NISSAN HUTS.
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE SLEEPING QUARTES” VERY COLD NISSAN HUTS.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS” 92ND BOMB GROUP


JACK SPRATT TALKS ABOUT THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS” 92ND BOMB GROUP
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JACK SPRATT’S WAR TIME STORIES “A NIGHT AT THE PICTURES (MOVIES) IN LONDON” 1944


JACK SPRATT DESCRIBES THE NIGHT OUT HE HAD AT THE PICTURES (MOVIES) UP IN LONDON DURING THE WAR YEARS HE SAID YOU CAN NOT PUT ANY THING PAST A Gi HE WILL DO ANY THING ?????
JACK SPRATT’S WAR TIME STORIES “A NIGHT AT THE PICTURES (MOVIES) IN LONDON” 1944
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JACK SPRATTS WORLD WAR TWO STORIES CREW MEMBERS OF THE B-17 “HOMESICK ANGEL”


JACK SPRATT GIVES THE NAMES OF THE CREW OF THE B-17 "HOMESICK ANGEL" WHICH FLEW 75 MISSIONS OVER GERMANY THE NAMES ARE- 2nd LT PAUL K, BUPP, 1st LT HORACE L SPENCER, Sgt JOHN P HENSLEY, 2nd LT HARRY J McCROSSAN, Jr SGT L G SPILLMAN, STAFF SGT JOHN L HOUK, STAFF SGT THOMAS F JENKINS, STAFF SGT JACK SPRATT, AND 2nd LT SARGENT J ABELMAN
JACK SPRATTS WORLD WAR TWO STORIES CREW MEMBERS OF THE B-17 “HOMESICK ANGEL”
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JACK SPRATT “THE MIRACLE STORY” A WORLD WAR TWO STORY TOLD AS IT WAS


"THE MIRACLE STORY" TOLD BY JACK SPRATT WORLD WAR TWO B17 BALL TURRET GUNNER HE WRITES ALONE OVER NO MAN'S LAND OUR CREW FACED PERHAPS THE MOST CRUCIAL DECISION OF THEIR COMBAT CAREERS,DAMAGED BADLY BY FLAK, OUR B-17 CHRISTENED "THE HOMESICK ANGEL" WAS FORCED TO DROP OUT OF THE RELATIVE SAFETY OF THE FIRST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION FORMATION PRIOR TO THE TARGETS OF A MERCEDES COMPLEX AND SINDELFINGER AIRCRAFT ENGINE FACTORY AT STUTTGART, GERMANY. IT WASN'T A DECISION ABOUT WHETHER TO BAIL OUT OR NOT, RATHER ,IT WAS SIMPLY A DECISION OF WHEN AND WHERE TO BAIL OUT. ALLIED/GERMAN LINES WERE CHANGING DAILY, IN SOME CASES HOURLY, IN SEPTEMBER 1944 LT,GEN, GEORGE PATTON'S THIRD ARMY HAD BEEN STEADILY PUSHING BACK THE GERMAN'S. HOMESICK ANGEL'S NAVIGATOR, LT, S, J, ABELMAN, DETERMED A HEADING THAT WOULD TAKE THEM BACK IN THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF ALLIED LINES. JACK AND HIS CREW ARE ARE AWARDED THE BRONZE STARS BY GEN PATTON.
JACK SPRATT “THE MIRACLE STORY” A WORLD WAR TWO STORY TOLD AS IT WAS
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JACK SPRATT’S WW2 MEMORY BOX HE SHOWS ME HIS DOG TAG


JACK FLEW 39 MISSIONS DURING WORLD WAR TWO AND HIS CREW WAS AWARDED BRONZE STARS FROM GENERAL GEORGE PATTON
JACK SPRATT’S WW2 MEMORY BOX HE SHOWS ME HIS DOG TAG
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JACK SPRATT THE BALL TURRET GUNNER WITH HIS WW2 A-2 JACKET 39 MISSIONS


JACK SPRATT THE BALL TURRET GUNNER FROM THE 326th 92ND BOMB GROUP WITH HIS WW2 A-2 JACKET 39 MISSIONS
JACK SPRATT THE BALL TURRET GUNNER WITH HIS WW2 A-2 JACKET 39 MISSIONS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 11) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 11) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 10) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 10) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 9) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 9) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 8) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 8) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 7) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 7) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 6) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 6) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 5) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 5) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 4) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 4) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 3) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 3) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 2) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 2) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 1) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 1) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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B-17 NOSE ART PAINTINGS


THE YOUNG AMERICANS ALWAYS PUT A PAINTED NAME ON THEIR B-17s.
B-17 NOSE ART PAINTINGS
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B-24 TAKING OUT THE WOUNDED CREW TO THE BASE HOSTPITAL


TAKING OUT THE WOUNDED CREW FROM A B-24 TO THE BASE HOSPITAL
B-24 TAKING OUT THE WOUNDED CREW TO THE BASE HOSTPITAL
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B-17 SMOOTH LANDING ON ONE WHEEL ALL CREW SAFE,


THIS B-17 LANDING WAS PERFECT ALL THE CREW ARE SAFE.
B-17 SMOOTH LANDING ON ONE WHEEL ALL CREW SAFE,
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1944 B-24 CONSOLIDATED LIBERATOR AMERICAN HEAVY BOMBER DIFFICULT TO FLY.


The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft Company of San Diego, California. Its mass production was brought into full force by 1943 with the aid of the Ford Motor Company through its newly-constructed Willow Run facility, where peak production had reached one B-24 per hour and 650 per month in 1944.Other factories soon followed. The B-24 ended World War II as the most produced Allied heavy bomber in history, and the most produced American military aircraft at over 18,400 units, due largely to Henry Ford and the harnessing of American industry. It still holds the distinction as the most-produced American military aircraft. The B-24 was used by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and China-Burma-India Theaters. Often compared with the better-known B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 was a more modern design with a higher top speed, greater range, and a heavier bomb load; however, it was also more difficult to fly, with heavy control forces and poor formation-flying characteristics. Popular opinion among aircrews and general staffs tended to favor the B-17's rugged qualities above all other considerations in the European Theater. The placement of the B-24's fuel tanks throughout the upper fuselage and its lightweight construction, designed to increase range and optimize assembly line production, made the aircraft vulnerable to battle damage. The B-24 was notorious among American aircrews for its tendency to catch fire. Moreover, its high fuselage-mounted Davis wing also meant it was dangerous to ditch or belly land, since the fuselage tended to break apart. Nevertheless, the B-24 provided excellent service in a variety of roles thanks to its large payload and long range. The B-24's most famous mission was the low-level strike against the Ploesti oil fields, in Romania on 1 August 1943, which turned into a disaster because the enemy was underestimated, fully alerted and attackers disorganized.
1944 B-24 CONSOLIDATED LIBERATOR AMERICAN HEAVY BOMBER DIFFICULT TO FLY.
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DC 3 DAKOTA SEEN HERE LOADING TROOPS FOR TRANSPORTATION 1944


The DC-3 was the culmination of a development effort that originated out of an inquiry from Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA) to Donald Douglas. TWA's rival in transcontinental air service, United Airlines, was inaugurating service with the Boeing 247 and Boeing refused to sell any 247s to other airlines until United's order for 60 aircraft had been filled. TWA asked Douglas to design and build an aircraft that would enable TWA to compete with United. Douglas' resulting design, the 1933 DC-1, was promising, and led to the DC-2 in 1934. While the DC-2 was a success, there was still room for improvement. The DC-3 was the result of a marathon phone call from American Airlines CEO Cyrus Smith to Donald Douglas, during which Smith persuaded a reluctant Douglas to design a sleeper aircraft based on the DC-2 to replace American's Curtiss Condor II biplanes. Douglas only agreed to go ahead with development after Smith told him that American would buy 20 aircraft. The new aircraft was engineered by a team led by chief engineer Arthur E. Raymond over the next two years, and the prototype DST (for Douglas Sleeper Transport) first flew on December 17, 1935 (the 32nd anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk). A version with 21 passenger seats instead of the sleeping berths of the DST was also designed and given the designation DC-3. There was no prototype DC-3, the first DC-3 built followed seven DSTs off the production line and was delivered to American Airlines. A Douglas DC-3 (a former military C-47B) of Air Atlantique taking off at Hullavington airfield, England.The amenities of the DC-3 and DST popularized air travel in the United States. With only three refuelling stops, eastbound transcontinental flights across the U.S. taking approximately 15 hours became possible. Westbound trips took 17 hours 30 minutes because of typical prevailing headwinds — still a significant improvement over the competing Boeing 247. During an earlier era, such a trip would entail short hops in slower and shorter range aircraft during the day, coupled with train travel overnight.[4] A variety of engines were fitted to the DC-3 throughout the course of its development. The original civilian aircraft used Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9s, but later aircraft (and the majority of military aircraft) used the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp radial which offered better high-altitude and single engine performance. In 1950 three DC-3S Super DC-3s with Pratt & Whitney R-2000 radials were built.
DC 3 DAKOTA SEEN HERE LOADING TROOPS FOR TRANSPORTATION 1944
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B-17 FROM THE 303RD BOMB GROUP IN CLOSE FORMATION DURING 1944 ON A MISSION


The B-17 began operations in World War II with the RAF in 1941, and the USAAF Eighth Air Force and Fifteenth Air Force units in 1942. It was primarily involved in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign against German industrial targets. In the campaign against German aircraft forces in preparation for the invasion of France, B-17 (and B-24 Liberator) raids were directed against German aircraft production while their presence drew the Luftwaffe fighters into battle with Allied fighters. Early models proved to be unsuitable for combat use over Europe and it was the B-17E that was first successfully used by the USAAF. The defense expected from bombers operating in close formation alone did not prove effective and the bombers needed fighter escorts to operate successfully. During World War II, the B-17 equipped 32 overseas combat groups, inventory peaking in August 1944 at 4,574 USAAF aircraft worldwide. B-17s dropped 640,036 short tons (580,631 metric tons) of bombs on European targets (compared to 452,508 short tons (410,508 metric tons) dropped by the Liberator and 463,544 short tons (420,520 metric tons) dropped by all other U.S. aircraft). The British heavy bombers, the Avro Lancaster and Handley Page Halifax, dropped 608,612 and 224,207 long tons respectively
B-17 FROM THE 303RD BOMB GROUP IN CLOSE FORMATION DURING 1944 ON A MISSION
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B-17 LANDS ON ONE WHEEL ALL CREW ARE SAFE 1944, FOUR ENGINE HEAVY BOMBER.


The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the then-United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the Air Corps was so impressed with Boeing's design that they ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances. The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force based at Thorpe Abbotts airfield in England and the Fifteenth Air Force based in Italy complemented the RAF Bomber Command's nighttime area bombing in Operation Pointblank to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for Operation Overlord. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields. From its pre-war inception, the USAAC (later USAAF) touted the aircraft as a strategic weapon; it was a potent, high-flying, long-range bomber that was able to defend itself, and to return home despite extensive battle damage. It quickly took on mythic proportions,and widely circulated stories and photos of B-17s surviving battle damage increased its iconic status. With a service ceiling greater than any of its Allied contemporaries, the B-17 established itself as an effective weapons system, dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II. Of the 1.5 million metric tons of bombs dropped on Germany by U.S. aircraft, 640,000 tons were dropped from B-17s.
B-17 LANDS ON ONE WHEEL ALL CREW ARE SAFE 1944, FOUR ENGINE HEAVY BOMBER.
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P-51 MUSTANG SEEN HERE DURING 1944 LONG- RANGE SINGLE-SEAT FIGHTER.


The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft conceived, designed and built by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a specification issued directly to NAA by the British Purchasing Commission; the prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out, although still minus engine, 102 days after the contract was signed.The first production Mustangs were used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as tactical-reconnaissance aircraft and fighter-bombers. From late 1943, P-51Bs (supplemented by P-51Ds from mid-1944) were used by the USAAF's Eighth Air Force as bomber escorts in raids over Germany, while the RAF's 2 TAF and the USAAF's Ninth Air Force used the Merlin-powered Mustangs as fighter-bombers, roles in which the Mustang helped ensure Allied air superiority in 1944. The P-51 was also in service with Allied air forces in the North African, Mediterranean and Italian theatres, and saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War. At the start of Korean War the Mustang was the United Nations' main fighter but the role was quickly shouldered by jet fighters, including the F-86, after which the Mustang became a specialised ground-attack fighter-bomber. In spite of being superseded by jet fighters the Mustang remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s. The Mustang was first designed to use a low-altitude rated Allison V-1710 engine and was mainly used in the tactical-reconnaissance and fighter-bomber roles. The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a licence-built version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 60 series two-stage two-speed supercharged engine, and was able to be used as a long-range bomber escort. The P-51D was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns. After World War II and the Korean War, many Mustangs were converted for civilian use, especially air racing. The Mustang's reputation was such that, in the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company designed a new youth-oriented coupe which was named after the fighter.[nb
P-51 MUSTANG SEEN HERE DURING 1944 LONG- RANGE SINGLE-SEAT FIGHTER.
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B-26 MARAUDERS IN FLIGHT FORMATION NICE CLEAR FILM1944


The B-26 began to equip the 22d Bombardment Group at Langley Field, Virginia in February 1941, replacing the B-18 Bolo, with a further two Bombardment groups equipping with the B-26 by December.Immediately following the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, the 22d was deployed to the South West Pacific, being sent by ship to Hawaii and then flown to Australia. The 22d flew its first combat mission, an attack on Rabaul which required an intermediate stop at Port Moresby, New Guinea, on 5 April 1942. A second Group, the 38th Bombardment Group, received B-26s in November 1941. Immediately after the entry of the United States into World War II, plans to be send the 38th BG to the South West Pacific, to be equipped with B-26Bs fitted with more auxiliary fuel tanks and provisions for carrying aerial torpedos, were tentatively developed. Four of these aircraft were deployed to Midway Island in the build-up to the Battle of Midway, and carried out torpedo attacks against the Japanese Fleet on 4 June 1942. Two B-26s were shot down with the remaining two badly damaged, while their torpedoes failed to hit any Japanese ships, although they did shoot down one A6M Zero fighter, and killed two seamen aboard the aircraft carrier Akagi with machine gun fire. Two squadrons were detached from the 38th BG (which was converting to the B-25) in May 1942 and deployed to Australia to join the 22d, but it was decided to standardize on the B-25 Mitchell in the South West Pacific theatre. The B-26 flew its last combat missions in the theatre on 9 January 1944.Two more squadrons of torpedo armed Marauders were used for anti-shipping operations in the Aleutian Islands Campaign, but there are no records of any successful torpedo attack by a USAAF B-26.
B-26 MARAUDERS IN FLIGHT FORMATION NICE CLEAR FILM1944
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B-26 MARAUDER 1944 BEING FITTED WITH BOMBS AND GETTING READY FOR A MISSION


The B-26 Marauder was used mostly in Europe but also saw action in the Mediterranean and the Pacific. In early combat the aircraft took heavy losses but was still one of the most successful medium-range bombers used by the U.S. Army Air Forces.[15] The B-26 was initially deployed on combat missions in the South West Pacific in the spring of 1942, but most of the B-26s subsequently assigned to operational theaters were sent to England and the Mediterranean area. By the end of World War II, it had flown more than 110,000 sorties and had dropped 150,000 tons (136,078 tonnes) of bombs, and had been used in combat by British, Free French and South African forces in addition to U.S. units. In 1945, when B-26 production was halted, 5,266 had been built.
B-26 MARAUDER 1944 BEING FITTED WITH BOMBS AND GETTING READY FOR A MISSION
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B-26 A MARAUDER (THE WIDOW MAKER) 1944 TWIN ENGINE MEDIUM BOMBER,


The Martin B-26 Marauder was a World War II twin-engine medium bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company. First used in the Pacific Theater in early 1942, it was also used in the Mediterranean Theater and in Western Europe. After entering service with the U.S. Army, the aircraft got a reputation as the "Widowmaker " due to the early models' high rate of accidents during takeoff and landings. The Marauder had to be flown by exact airspeeds, particularly on final approach and when one engine was out. The 150 mph (241 km/h) speed on short final was intimidating to pilots who were used to much slower speeds, and whenever they slowed down below what the manual stated, the aircraft would stall-out and crash.] The B-26 became a safer aircraft once crews were re-trained and after aerodynamics modifications (increase of wing span and incidence, to give better take off performance, and a larger fin and rudder).After aerodynamic and design changes, the aircraft distinguished itself as "the chief bombardment weapon on the Western Front" according to a United States Army Air Forces dispatch from 1946. The Marauder ended World War II with the lowest loss rate of any USAAF bomber. A total of 5,288 were produced between February 1941 and March 1945; 522 of these were flown by the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force. By the time the United States Air Force was created as an independent service separate from the Army in 1947, all Martin B-26s had been retired from US service. The Douglas A-26 Invader then assumed the B-26 designation.
B-26 A MARAUDER (THE WIDOW MAKER) 1944 TWIN ENGINE MEDIUM BOMBER,
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B-24 LIBERATOR CRASH LANDING ON ONE WHEEL DURING 1944.


The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft Company of San Diego, California. Its mass production was brought into full force by 1943 with the aid of the Ford Motor Company through its newly-constructed Willow Run facility, where peak production had reached one B-24 per hour and 650 per month in 1944.Other factories soon followed. The B-24 ended World War II as the most produced Allied heavy bomber in history, and the most produced American military aircraft at over 18,400 units, due largely to Henry Ford and the harnessing of American industry It still holds the distinction as the most-produced American military aircraft. The B-24 was used by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and China-Burma-India Theaters. Often compared with the better-known B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 was a more modern design with a higher top speed, greater range, and a heavier bomb load; however, it was also more difficult to fly, with heavy control forces and poor formation-flying characteristics. Popular opinion among aircrews and general staffs tended to favor the B-17's rugged qualities above all other considerations in the European Theater. The placement of the B-24's fuel tanks throughout the upper fuselage and its lightweight construction, designed to increase range and optimize assembly line production, made the aircraft vulnerable to battle damage. The B-24 was notorious among American aircrews for its tendency to catch fire. Moreover, its high fuselage-mounted Davis wing also meant it was dangerous to ditch or belly land, since the fuselage tended to break apart.Nevertheless, the B-24 provided excellent service in a variety of roles thanks to its large payload and long range. The B-24's most famous mission was the low-level strike against the Ploesti oil fields, in Romania on 1 August 1943, which turned into a disaster because the enemy was underestimated, fully alerted and attackers disorganized
B-24 LIBERATOR CRASH LANDING ON ONE WHEEL DURING 1944.
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1944 RUSSIANS AND AMERICANS LOADING BOMBS TO THE B-17 IN THE UKRAIN,


THE RUSSAINS AND AMERICANS LOADING BOMBS ONTO THE B-17 FORTRES DURING WW2 ON THE RUSSIAN AIR BASE,
1944 RUSSIANS AND AMERICANS LOADING BOMBS TO THE B-17 IN THE UKRAIN,
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1944 AMERICANS TEACHING THE RUSSIANS THE MECHANICS OF A B-17 IN RUSSIA


SEEN HERE ARE AMERICANS TEACHING THE RUSSIANS THE MECHANICS OF THE B-17 FLYING FORTRES IN RUSSIA DURING 1944,
1944 AMERICANS TEACHING THE RUSSIANS THE MECHANICS OF A B-17 IN RUSSIA
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1944 AMERICAN NURSES WORKING ON THE BASE IN RUSSIA


SEEN HERE ARE AMERICAN NURSES WORKING ON THE AIRBASE IN RUSSIA
1944 AMERICAN NURSES WORKING ON THE BASE IN RUSSIA
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1944 RUSSIAN ANTI- AIRCRAFT GUN


SEEN HERE IS A RUSSIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN,
1944 RUSSIAN ANTI- AIRCRAFT GUN
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1944 RUSSIAN PLANES WITH THEIR PILOTS IN THE UKRAIN,FANTASTIC HD FILM,


SEEN HERE ARE RUSSIAN PILOTS WITH THEIR PLANES DURING WW2
1944 RUSSIAN PLANES WITH THEIR PILOTS IN THE UKRAIN,FANTASTIC HD FILM,
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1944 THE RUSSIANS ARE PUTTING ON A STAGE SHOW FOR THE AMERICANS.


SEEN HERE ARE THE RUSSIANS PUTTING ON A STAGE SHOW FOR THE AMERICANS DURING WW2
1944 THE RUSSIANS ARE PUTTING ON A STAGE SHOW FOR THE AMERICANS.
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B-17 IN FLIGHT DURING 1944 GOING TO A UKRAIN BASE.


A FANTASTIC WW2 SHOT OF A B-17 FLYING DOWN TO AN UKRAIN AIR BASE
B-17 IN FLIGHT DURING 1944 GOING TO A UKRAIN BASE.
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1944 MR HARROWMAN US EMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA AND HIS DAUGHTERIN IN THE UKRAIN,


1944 MR HARROWMAN US EMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA AND HIS DAUGHTER VISIT UKRAIN BASES TO WELCOME THE AMERICAN AIRMAN DURING WW2.
1944 MR HARROWMAN US EMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA AND HIS DAUGHTERIN IN THE UKRAIN,
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B-17 IN FLIGHT 1944 0N A MISSION OVER GERMANY NICE CLEAR FILM.


B-17 IN FORMATION ON A MISSION TO GERMANY FANTASTIC CLEAR FILM
B-17 IN FLIGHT 1944 0N A MISSION OVER GERMANY NICE CLEAR FILM.
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P-47 THUNDERBOLT IN AIR COMBAT 1943 WITH ITS 50-CALIBIBER MACHINE GUNS.


MACHINE GUN,Republic Aviation's P-47 Thunderbolt, also known as the "Jug", was the largest, heaviest, and most expensive fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single reciprocating engine. It was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and served with other Allied air forces. The P-47 was very effective in air combat but proved especially adept at ground attack. It had eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded the P-47 could weigh up to eight tons. A modern-day counterpart in that role, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, takes its name from the P-47.
P-47 THUNDERBOLT IN AIR COMBAT 1943 WITH ITS 50-CALIBIBER MACHINE GUNS.
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B-17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP COME UNDER FIRE AND THUNDERBOLTS HELP OUT


Podington remained vacant until 23 September when the 92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy) moved into Podington from RAF Alconbury to allow the 482nd Bomb Group to be formed there. The 92d was the oldest group in the 8th Air Force, having been the first USAAF bomber group to make the transatlantic crossing to the UK in July 1942. The 92nd Bomb Group was known as "Fame's Favored Few", and it was assigned to the 40th Combat Wing, at RAF Thurleigh. The group tail code was a "Triangle B". Its operational squadrons were: Lockheed/Vega B-17G-10-VE Flying Fortress Serial 42-39958 of the 92d Bomb Group. This aircraft suffered severe damage during a mission to Hamburg Germany on 4 November 1944 attacking the Harburg oil complex. It was written off after it landed safely. B-17s of the 92d Bomb Group on a mission over Nazi Occupied Europe. Visible is Lockheed/Vega B-17G-70-VE Flying Fortress Serial 44-8579From Podington, the group flew almost 300 operational missions over Nazi-Occupied Europe. Missions were flown to Wilhelmshaven, a tire plant at Hanover, airfields near Paris, an aircraft factory at Nantes, and a magnesium mine and reducing plant in Norway. Although handicapped by weather conditions, enemy fire, and insufficient fighter protection, the 92nd bombed aircraft factories in central Germany on 11 January 1944 and received a Distinguished Unit Citation for the mission. The group part in the intensive campaign of heavy bombers against the German aircraft industry during Big Week, 20-25 February 1944. After that, it attacked V-weapon sites in France; airfields in France, Germany, and the Low Countries, and industrial targets in France, Germany, and Belgium, making concentrated strikes on oil and transportation facilities after October 1944. In addition to strategic missions, the 92nd performed some interdictory and support operations. Assisted the Normandy invasion in June 1944 by hitting gun emplacements, junctions, and marshalling yards in the beachhead area. Supported ground forces at Saint-Lô during the breakthrough in July 1944. Bombed gun positions and bridges to aid the airborne assault on the Netherlands in September 1944. Participated in the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944-January 1945, by attacking bridges and marshaling yards in and near the battle area. Bombed airfields near the landing zone to cover the airborne assault across the Rhine in March 1945 After V-E Day, the 92nd Bomb Group Moved to Istres Air Base, France in June 1945 where the unit transported troops from Marseilles to Casablanca for return to the United States. The group was inactivated in France on 28 February 1946 where the personnel demobilized and B-17 aircraft sent to storage
B-17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP COME UNDER FIRE AND THUNDERBOLTS HELP OUT
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P-38 LIGHTNING 1943, WORLD WAR 11 AMERICAN FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.


The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Named "fork-tailed devil" by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings. The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the mount of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories) and Thomas McGuire (38 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war. The P-38 was unusually quiet for a fighter, the exhaust muffled by the turbo-superchargers. It was extremely forgiving, and could be mishandled in many ways, but the rate of roll was too slow for it to excel as a dogfighter. The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in production throughout American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to Victory over Japan Day.
P-38 LIGHTNING 1943, WORLD WAR 11 AMERICAN FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.
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THE 79th COMBAT FIGHTER GROUP 1943 WITH FULL GROUND SUPPORT TEAM


Constituted as 79th Pursuit Group (Interceptor) on 13 January 1942. Activated on 9 February 1942. Redesignated 79th Fighter Group in May 1942. Moved to the Middle East, October--November 1942, and became part of Ninth AF. Trained with P-40's while moving westward in the wake of the British drive across Egypt and Libya to Tunisia. Although many of the group's pilots flew combat missions with other organizations, the 79th group itself did not begin operations until March 1943. By escorting bombers, attacking enemy shipping, and supporting ground forces, the 79th took part in the Allied operations that defeated Axis forces in North Africa, captured Pantelleria, and conquered Sicily, the group being awarded a DUC for its support of British Eighth Army during that period, March--August 1943. Assigned to Twelfth AF in August 1943 and continued to support British Eighth Army by attacking troop concentrations, gun positions, bridges, roads, and rail lines in southern Italy. Operated in the area of the Anzio beachhead, January--March 1944. Participated in the drive on Rome, March--June 1944, and converted to P-47's during that time. Flew escort and strafing missions in southern France during August and September 1944, and afterward engaged in interdictory and close support operations in northern Italy. Received second DUC for numerous missions flown at minimum altitude in intense flak to help pierce the enemy line at the Santerno River in Italy, April 16--20, 1945. Remained overseas as part of United States Air Forces in Europe after the war as part of the occupation force. Transferred, without personnel and equipment, to the US in June 1947. Inactivated on 15 July 1947. Assigned to Air Defense Command and redesignated 79th Fighter Group (Air Defense). Activated 18 August 1955 at Youngstown Mun Arpt, Ohio as result of ADC "Project Arrow" notable unit redesignation program. Provided air defense over eastern Ohio as part of 30th AD, Central Air Defense Force. The Air Force transferred command of Youngstown AFB to Continental Air Command (ConAC) (now the Air Force Reserve Command) on 1 March 1960 and the 79th Fighter Group was inactivated that date.
THE 79th COMBAT FIGHTER GROUP 1943 WITH FULL GROUND SUPPORT TEAM
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P-51 MUSTANG 1943 MAKE SHIFT CONTROL AND LANDING STRIP


A P-51 MUUSTANG AND CONROL MAKE SHIFT LANDING STRIP.
P-51 MUSTANG 1943 MAKE SHIFT CONTROL AND LANDING STRIP
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1943 TOP BRASS PINS MEDALS ON THESE YOUNG AMERICAN GUYS


THE TOP BRASS PINS MEDALS ON THESE YOUNG AMERICAN GUYS,
1943 TOP BRASS PINS MEDALS ON THESE YOUNG AMERICAN GUYS
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1943 RAF STATION 102 TRANSFERES THE AIR FIELD TO THE 8th AIRFORCE,


RAF STATION 102 TRANSFERS THE AIR FIELD OVER TO THE 8th AIR FORCE,
1943 RAF STATION 102 TRANSFERES THE AIR FIELD TO THE 8th AIRFORCE,
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PILOTS AND GROUND CREW ARE ALL STILL COWBOYS AT HEART 1943 UNUSUAL FILM


COMBAT PILOTS AND GROUND CREW THEY ARE ALL STILL COWBOYS AT HEART.
PILOTS AND GROUND CREW ARE ALL STILL COWBOYS AT HEART 1943 UNUSUAL FILM
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COMBAT PILOTS AND CREW FIND TIME TO RELAX AND DO A LITTLE PAINTING


THE COMBAT PILOTS AND CREW FIND TIME TO RELAX AND DO A LITTLE PAINTING.
COMBAT PILOTS AND CREW FIND TIME TO RELAX AND DO A LITTLE PAINTING
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P-40 PILOTS AND CREW HAVING A CAMERA SHOOT IN BOMBAY 1943


P-40 PILOTS AND CREW HAVING A CAMERA SHOOT IN BOMBAY INDIA 1943, AND A SINGLE P-38.
P-40 PILOTS AND CREW HAVING A CAMERA SHOOT IN BOMBAY 1943
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P-47 CREWS IN BOMBAY WITH TIGER MOTHS,AND P47s


P-47 CREWS IN BOMBAY AND ALSO TIGER MOTHS
P-47 CREWS IN BOMBAY WITH TIGER MOTHS,AND P47s
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B-17 CREW MEMBERS SEEN HERE IN BOMBAY RELAXING AND TAKING HOME MOVIES


SEEN RELAXING B-17 CREW MEMBERS IN BOMBAY INDIA NR A RAILWAY STATION (MUTTR- JUNCTION 1943.
B-17 CREW MEMBERS SEEN HERE IN BOMBAY RELAXING AND TAKING HOME MOVIES
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B-17 1943 PREFLIGHT INSPECTION BEFORE YET ANOTHER MISSION OVER GERMANY


A B-17 PREFLIGHT INSPECTION BY THE B-17 CREW BEFORE THEY GO ON YET ANOTHER MISSION OVER GERMANY
B-17 1943 PREFLIGHT INSPECTION BEFORE YET ANOTHER MISSION OVER GERMANY
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B-17 PILOTS AND CREW CHILL OUT IN THE SHADE WITH FOOD AND WATER MELONS


THE PILOTS AND CREW CHILL OUT IN THE SHADE OF B-17s AND TENTS, THEY RELAX AFTER TENSE MOMMENTS IN THE AIR, SEEN FOOLING AROUND WITH THE LOCALS RIDING DONKEYS AND CAMELS THEY DID HAVE FUN
B-17 PILOTS AND CREW CHILL OUT IN THE SHADE WITH FOOD AND WATER MELONS
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B-17s RETURN TO THE HOME BASE IN ALGIERS AFTER THE RAID ON A AIRCRAFT FACTORY


B-17s RETURN TO HOME BASE IN ALGIERS AFTER THE RAID ON AN AIRCRAFT FACTORY 65 MILES NE OF MUNICH
B-17s RETURN TO THE HOME BASE IN ALGIERS AFTER THE RAID ON A AIRCRAFT FACTORY
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B-17s GOING ON A RAID INTO GERMANY, TARGET AN AIRCRAFT FACTORY


B-17s GOING ON A RAID DEEP INTO GERMANY THE TARGET IS AN AIRCRAFT FACTORY SOME 65 MILES NE OF MUNICH
B-17s GOING ON A RAID INTO GERMANY, TARGET AN AIRCRAFT FACTORY
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B-17 CREW HAVE AN OUTSIDE BRIEFING BEFORE GOING ON A MISSION TO REGENBRG GERMANY.


B-17 CREW HAVE AN OUTSIDE BRIEFING BEFORE GOING ON A BOMBING MISSION TO REGENSBERG GERMANY.
B-17 CREW HAVE AN OUTSIDE BRIEFING BEFORE GOING ON A MISSION TO REGENBRG GERMANY.
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B-24 LIBERATOR CRASHES ON THE RUNWAY AND BURNS DURING WW2 1943.


A B-24 LIBERATOR BOMBER CRASHES ON THE RUNWAY AND BURNS,
B-24 LIBERATOR CRASHES ON THE RUNWAY AND BURNS DURING WW2 1943.
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B-24 LIBERATOR AMERICAN HEAVY BOMBER WW2


he Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft Company of San Diego, California. Its mass production was brought into full force by 1943 with the aid of the Ford Motor Company through its newly constructed Willow Run facility, where peak production had reached one B-24 per hour and 650 per month in 1944.Other factories soon followed. The B-24 ended World War II as the most produced Allied heavy bomber in history, and the most produced American military aircraft at over 18,400 units, thanks in large measure to Henry Ford and the harnessing of American industry. It still holds the distinction as the most-produced American military aircraft. The B-24 was used by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and China-Burma-India Theaters. Often compared with the better-known B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 was a more modern design with a higher top speed, greater range, and a heavier bomb load; however, it was also more difficult to fly, with heavy control forces and poor formation-flying characteristics. Popular opinion among aircrews and general staffs tended to favor the B-17's rugged qualities above all other considerations in the European Theater. The placement of the B-24's fuel tanks throughout the upper fuselage and its lightweight construction, designed to increase range and optimize assembly line production, made the aircraft vulnerable to battle damage.The B-24 was notorious among American aircrews for its tendency to catch fire. Moreover, its high fuselage-mounted Davis wing also meant it was dangerous to ditch or belly land, since the fuselage tended to break apart. Nevertheless, the B-24 provided excellent service in a variety of roles thanks to its large payload and long range. The B-24's most famous mission was the low-level strike against the Ploesti oil fields, in Romania on 1 August 1943, which turned into a disaster because the enemy was underestimated, fully alerted and attackers disorganized.
B-24 LIBERATOR AMERICAN HEAVY BOMBER WW2
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B17 NEW FLAG SHIP, THE 92ND BOMB GROUP SHOW OF A NEW B17,


92ND BOMB GROUPS NEW FLAG SHIP WITH THE STARS AND STRIPS
B17 NEW FLAG SHIP, THE 92ND BOMB GROUP SHOW OF A NEW B17,
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92nd BOMB GROUP GOING ON A BOMBING MISSION TO BREMAN 0N JUNE 13th 1943 AND RETURNING HOME


JUNE 6th 1943 FANTASIC COLOUR FILM OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP FLYING OUT ON A MISSION TO BREMAN GERMANY, THE GET A LOAD OF FLAKE FROM THE GERMANS BUT MAKE THE TARGET AND RETURN HOME
92nd BOMB GROUP GOING ON A BOMBING MISSION TO BREMAN 0N JUNE 13th 1943 AND RETURNING HOME
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GUN CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM THE 62ND FIGHTER SQDN MARCH 1944


GUN CAMERA FOOTAGE TAKEN DURING WW2 BY THE62ND FIGHTER SQDN FLYING THE P47D .
GUN CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM THE 62ND FIGHTER SQDN MARCH 1944
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P40s BEING LOADED WITH BULLETS AND GAS READY FOR ANOTHER COMBAT MISSION


FANTASTIC CLEAR HD FILM. P40s BEING LOADED UP WITH GAS AND BULLETS READY FOR ANOTHER COMBAT MISSION
P40s BEING LOADED WITH BULLETS AND GAS READY FOR ANOTHER COMBAT MISSION
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ANOTHER DAMAGED P40 FROM THE 79th FIGHTER GROUP BUT THIS ONE HAS BENT PROPS


THIS AIRCRAFT FROM THE 79th FIGHTER GROUP HAS GOT DAMAGED PROPS
ANOTHER DAMAGED P40 FROM THE 79th FIGHTER GROUP BUT THIS ONE HAS BENT PROPS
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DAMAGED P40, A YOUNG PILOT FROM THE 79th FIGHTER GROUP CHECKS OUT THE DAMAGE TO HIS PLANE


A VERY YOUNG PILOT FROM THE 79th FIGHTER GROUP BASED IN SOUTHERN FRANCE CHECKS OUT THE DAMAGE TO HIS P40 AIRCRAFT.
DAMAGED P40, A YOUNG PILOT FROM THE 79th FIGHTER GROUP CHECKS OUT THE DAMAGE TO HIS PLANE
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P40s 1943 FROM THE 79th FIGHTER GROUP BEING LOADED WITH BOMBS, YOUNG GUYS RIDING ON THE WINGS


FANTASTIC CLEAR FILM TAKEN DURING 1942/43 Constituted as 79th Pursuit Group (Interceptor) on 13 January 1942. Activated on 9 February 1942. Redesignated 79th Fighter Group in May 1942. Moved to the Middle East, October--November 1942, and became part of Ninth AF. Trained with P-40's while moving westward in the wake of the British drive across Egypt and Libya to Tunisia. Although many of the group's pilots flew combat missions with other organizations, the 79th group itself did not begin operations until March 1943. By escorting bombers, attacking enemy shipping, and supporting ground forces, the 79th took part in the Allied operations that defeated Axis forces in North Africa, captured Pantelleria, and conquered Sicily, the group being awarded a DUC for its support of British Eighth Army during that period, March--August 1943. Assigned to Twelfth AF in August 1943 and continued to support British Eighth Army by attacking troop concentrations, gun positions, bridges, roads, and rail lines in southern Italy. Operated in the area of the Anzio beachhead, January--March 1944. Participated in the drive on Rome, March--June 1944, and converted to P-47's during that time. Flew escort and strafing missions in southern France during August and September 1944, and afterward engaged in interdictory and close support operations in northern Italy. Received second DUC for numerous missions flown at minimum altitude in intense flak to help pierce the enemy line at the Santerno River in Italy, April 16--20, 1945. Remained overseas as part of United States Air Forces in Europe after the war as part of the occupation force. Transferred, without personnel and equipment, to the US in June 1947. Inactivated on 15 July 1947. Assigned to Air Defense Command and redesignated 79th Fighter Group (Air Defense). Activated 18 August 1955 at Youngstown Mun Arpt, Ohio as result of ADC "Project Arrow" notable unit redesignation program. Provided air defense over eastern Ohio as part of 30th AD, Central Air Defense Force. The Air Force transferred command of Youngstown AFB to Continental Air Command (ConAC) (now the Air Force Reserve Command) on 1 March 1960 and the 79th Fighter Group was inactivated that date
P40s 1943 FROM THE 79th FIGHTER GROUP BEING LOADED WITH BOMBS, YOUNG GUYS RIDING ON THE WINGS
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B17 BALL TURRET GUNNER 1944


SEE HOW EASY THIS YOUNG GUY MAKES IT LOOK TO GET IN THE BALL TURRET OF A B17, FILMED DURING WW2
B17 BALL TURRET GUNNER 1944
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1945 AMERICAN TROOPS ARRIVING HOME AT IPSWICH BY SHIP,


AMERICAN TROOPS ARRING HOME AT IPSWICH BY SHIP,
1945 AMERICAN TROOPS ARRIVING HOME AT IPSWICH BY SHIP,
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GREATEST LINK-UP OF THE WAR 1944 THE AMERICANS AND THE RUSSIANS MAKE FIRM CONTACT


THE GREATEST LINK-UP OF WW2 THE AMERICANS AND THE RUSSIANS MAKE A "FIRM CONTACT" AFTER CROSSING THE RHINE.
GREATEST LINK-UP OF THE WAR 1944 THE AMERICANS AND THE RUSSIANS MAKE FIRM CONTACT
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OPERATION MANNER1944/45 THE RAF WITH THE LANCASTER BOMBERS DROPED FOOD FOR THE DUTCH


THIS FILM SHOWS THE BRITISH RAF WITH THE LANCASTER BOMBERS DROPING FOOD IN HOLLAND FOR THE STARVING DUTCH FOLK 1944/45
OPERATION MANNER1944/45 THE RAF WITH THE LANCASTER BOMBERS DROPED FOOD FOR THE DUTCH
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FARMING IN ENGLAND 1944/45 DURING THE WAR YEARS


FARMING IN ENGLAND DURING THE WAR YEARS OLD COMBINE HARVESTER AND TRACTORS, FARMERS IN THE FIELD THIS WAS FILMED NR NORWICH,
FARMING IN ENGLAND 1944/45 DURING THE WAR YEARS
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BACK TO CIVVY STREET 1945 AND COLLECTING CLOTHING FROM THE CLOTHING CENTRE.


AFTER THE WAR AND BACK TO CIVVY STREET AND GOING TO THE CIVILIAN CLOTHING CENTRE DURING 1945 IN NORWICH UK,
BACK TO CIVVY STREET 1945 AND COLLECTING CLOTHING FROM THE CLOTHING CENTRE.
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SOUTHAMPTON 1945 EX PRISONERS OF WAR LAND AT SOUTHAMPTON


EX PRISONERS OF WAR RETURN HOME TO SOUTHAMPTON
SOUTHAMPTON 1945 EX PRISONERS OF WAR LAND AT SOUTHAMPTON
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LANCASTER BOMBER LOADING 1944 LOADING SERVICE MEN DURING WW2.


The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service in 1942, and together with the Handley Page Halifax it was one of the main heavy bombers of the RAF, the RCAF, and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within RAF Bomber Command. The "Lanc", as it was affectionately known, became the most famous and most successful of the Second World War night bombers, "delivering 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties. Although the Lancaster was primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing, and gained worldwide renown as the "Dam Buster" used in the 1943 Operation Chastise raids on Germany's Ruhr Valley dams
LANCASTER BOMBER LOADING 1944 LOADING SERVICE MEN DURING WW2.
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DANCING CELEBRATIONS AT NORWICH 1945 AT THE END OF THE WAR


Norwich is a city in England. It is the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk. During the 11th century, Norwich was the second largest city in England, after London, and one of the most important places in the kingdom. The built up area of Norwich has a population of 259,100. This area extends beyond the city boundary, with extensive suburban areas on the western, northern and eastern sides, including Costessey, Hellesdon, Old Catton, Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew. The parliamentary seats cross over into adjacent local government districts. 135,800 (2008 est.) people live in the City of Norwich and the population of the Norwich Travel to Work Area (i.e. the area of Norwich in which most people both live and work) is 367,035 (the 1991 figure was 351,340). Norwich is the fourth most densely populated local government district within the East of England with 3,480 people per square kilometre (8,993 per square mile).
DANCING CELEBRATIONS AT NORWICH 1945 AT THE END OF THE WAR
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NEWMARKET RACES 1945 VERY OLD FILM


The town of Newmarket, in Suffolk, England, is the headquarters of British horseracing, home to the largest cluster of training yards in the country and many key horse racing organisations. Newmarket Racecourse has two courses - the Rowley Mile Course and the July Course. Both are wide, galloping tracks used for Flat racing only. Between them they host 9 of British racing's 32 annual Group 1 races, one less than Ascot Racecourse. The Rowley Mile Course has 1 mile 2 furlong (2 km) straight with minor undulations towards 'The Bushes', two furlongs (400 m) out. The penultimate furlong (200 m) is downhill and the last is uphill, forming 'The Dip'. Races beyond the distance of 1 m 2f start on the 'Cesarewitch' or 'Beacon' course which turns right-handed into the straight. The July Course has a 1 mile (1600 m) straight, known as 'The Bunbury Mile'. After 2 furlongs (400 m), there is a long downhill stretch before the uphill furlong (200 m) to the finish. This course also uses the 'Cesarewitch/Beacon' course for longer distances, again turning right into the straight. The Rowley Mile is used for racing in the Spring and Autumn, while the July Course is used in Summer. The Rowley Mile has a grass strip used by light aircraft, and formerly by the RAF as RAF Newmarket. The Devil's Dyke runs past the edge of the July course. About half of the racecourse complex, including the July and Cesarewitch/Beacon courses, is actually in the neighbouring county of Cambridgeshire
NEWMARKET RACES 1945 VERY OLD FILM
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NORTHAMPTON UK 1945, BROOK STREET MAY 8thTHE END OF THE WAR CELEBRATIONS.


NORTHAMPTON UK 1945 AND THE END OF THE WAR CELEBATIONS IN BROOK ST
NORTHAMPTON UK 1945, BROOK STREET MAY 8thTHE END OF THE WAR CELEBRATIONS.
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GERMANS SOLDIERS SURRENDER WW2 1944


SEEN HERE ARE GERMAN SOLDIERS WHICH HAVE SURRENDERD TO THE BRITISH
GERMANS SOLDIERS SURRENDER WW2 1944
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LANCASTER BOMBER 1944 HAVING ITS BOMBS FITTED


THE BRITISH LANCASTER BOMBER HAVING ITS BOMBS FITTED READY FOR A MISSION OVER GERMANY
LANCASTER BOMBER 1944 HAVING ITS BOMBS FITTED
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BURMA WW2, THE WAR YEARS 1944


In December 1941, the Japanese invasion of Burma opened what would be the longest land campaign for Britain of the entire war. It began with defeat and pell-mell retreat, as Rangoon fell to the invader in March 1942. British, Indian and Chinese forces were driven back into India. The fighting would stretch on, over a varied terrain of jungles, mountains, plains and wide rivers, stopping only for the monsoon, until Japanese surrender in 1945. After the initial retreat, the British began to rebuild their army and resources from Assam in north-eastern India. This process was slow because priority was given to the war against Germany. The British position was also complicated by discontent in India, the result of British failure to clearly address the issue of post-war independence. The Japanese capitalised on this anti-British sentiment, recruiting captured Indian troops into the 40,000 strong Indian National Army, commanded by Subhas Chandra Bose, that fought alongside the Japanese. With most of the Chinese coast under Japanese control, the Burma Road was the main supply route available to the Chinese Nationalists, fighting the Japanese in China. This gave the Burmese campaign great strategic importance. In December 1942, a limited British offensive to capture the Arakan coastal region met with failure. The only glimmer of hope came from the Chindits, long range penetration groups which waged guerrilla war in the Burmese jungle. Despite limited military success, their exploits boosted public morale. Throughout 1943, the horizon looked bleak for the British, who lacked the resources and organisation to recapture Burma. In November 1943, the South East Asia Command was formed to centralise and organise Allied forces. General Slim slowly rebuilt morale and forged an efficient offensive combat force: the cosmopolitan Fourteenth Army, made up of British, Indians, Gurkhas, and East and West Africans. The Japanese had also been regrouping. On 7 March, Operation U-Go was launched. Although this bold attempt to invade India surprised the Fourteenth Army, new tactics and growing confidence ensured that they maintained their positions on the crucial roadways to India. When Slim's forces found themselves surrounded at Imphal and Kohima, an epic struggle ensued. The British Commonwealth forces, thanks to air resupply, managed to drive the Japanese into retreat, causing the largest defeat ever suffered by the Japanese army. Of the 85,000 soldiers, 30,000 were killed. The Fourteenth Army now went on the offensive. By October 1944, it had crossed the river Chindwin and was approaching Mandalay and Meiktila. After two months of arduous combat in a coastal zone of reservoirs and river deltas, Meiktila was taken on 4 March 1945. Two months later, an ambitious amphibious operation allowed Slim's army to re-enter Rangoon on 6 May 1945. Although this was effectively the end of the campaign, the remaining Japanese forces in Burma did not surrender until 28 August 1945.
BURMA WW2, THE WAR YEARS 1944
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ZETTEN WESTERN FRONT 1944, THE 2ND BATTALION ESSEX REGEMENT


ZETTEN ON THE WESTERN FRONT WW2 WITH THE 2ND BATTALION ESSEX REGENT
ZETTEN WESTERN FRONT 1944, THE 2ND BATTALION ESSEX REGEMENT
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CROMER UK 1945 NORFOLK UK EAST COAST THE WORST BLIZZARD IN 50 YEARS


CROMMER JAN 1945 AND THE WORST BLIZZARDS IN 50 YEARS WITH COAL SHORTAGE AND VERY LITTLE FOOD
CROMER UK 1945 NORFOLK UK EAST COAST THE WORST BLIZZARD IN 50 YEARS
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PODINGTON BASE (1989) WW2 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP


I FILMED THIS BACK IN 1989 MOST OF THE OLD HUTS AND BUILDINGS HAVE NOW GONE.
PODINGTON BASE (1989) WW2 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
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DRESDEN MORE THAN 3,900 TONS OF HIGH EXPLOSIVE BOMBS WERE DROPED ON THE CITY IN WW2.


The Bombing of Dresden was a military bombing by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) as part of the allied forces between 13 February and 15 February 1945 in the Second World War. In four raids, altogether 3,600 planes, of which 1,300 heavy bombers dropped as much as 650,000 incendiaries, together with 8,000 lb. high-explosive bombs and hundreds of 4,000-pounders,[1] in all more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices were dropped on the city, the Baroque capital of the German state of Saxony. The resulting firestorm destroyed 15 square miles (39 square kilometres) of the city centre.[2] A 1953 United States Air Force report written by Joseph W. Angell defended the operation as the justified bombing of a military and industrial target, which was a major rail transportation and communication centre, housing 110 factories and 50,000 workers in support of the Nazi war effort.[3] Against this, several researchers have argued that not all of the communications infrastructure, such as the bridges, were in fact targeted, nor were the extensive industrial areas outside the city centre.[4] It has been argued that Dresden was a cultural landmark of little or no military significance, a "Florence on the Elbe" (Elbflorenz), as it was known, and the attacks were indiscriminate area bombing and not proportionate to the commensurate military gains.[5][6] In the first few decades after the war, some death toll estimates were as high as 250,000, which are now considered unreasonable.[7][8][9] An independent investigation commissioned by the city council in 2010 reported a minimum of 22,700 victims with a maximum total number of fatalities of 25,000.[10] In direct comparison with the bombing of Hamburg in 1943, which created one of the greatest firestorms raised by the RAF and United States Army Air Force,[11] killing roughly 50,000 civilians in Hamburg and practically destroying the entire city, and the bombing of Pforzheim in 1945, killing roughly 18,000 civilians,[12] the bombing raids over Dresden were not the most severe of World War II. However, they continue to be recognised as one of the worst examples of civilian suffering caused by strategic bombing, and have become exposed among the moral causes célèbres of the Second World War.[13] Post-war discussion, popular legends, historical revisionism and Cold War propaganda of the bombing includes debate by commentators, officials and historians as to whether or not the bombing was justified, and whether its outcome constituted a war crime.
DRESDEN MORE THAN 3,900 TONS OF HIGH EXPLOSIVE BOMBS WERE DROPED ON THE CITY IN WW2.
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NAZI BUNKER FILMED IN 1992, I WENT UDERGROUND WITH MY STILL CAMERA AND SNAPED THESE PICS.


After the fall of the wall in 1989, historians excavated Hitler's bunker, from where he had orchestrated 'total victory or total annihilation', got hitched, and then took his bride's life and then his own. From 1961 to 1989, the bunker had remained untouched in no man's land at the border between east and west. When historians went in, they found of wealth of treasures, like unlocking a time capsule: dinner menus, Nazi paintings, hair brushes, plates, and some rooms still in tact, including the children's room of the family Goebbels, with the wire bunk beds unmoved. Unfortunately, worried the site would become a Nazi shrine, the German authorities destroyed the bunker and built inoffensive and plain buildings over it. Nearby, a large Jewish Memorial is currently under construction. A great historical find was lost, but with sound reasons. The German people struggle hard with their legacy and the world transpires to never let them forget. One wonders why this, and future, generation(s) should be held accountable for the actions of their past generations, especially the longer the time passes. What makes exploring Berlin's bunkers so fascinating is that they were the bunkers of ordinary citizens, the people who held no political ideology and just got caught in the middle; every war has millions of such people. The remaining bunkers are located in suburban areas, surrounded by apartment buildings and offices, and even today, do not look out of place. Indeed, people walk past these buildings every day without giving them a passing glance; they are as much a part of Berlin's cityscape as any building.
NAZI BUNKER FILMED IN 1992, I WENT UDERGROUND WITH MY STILL CAMERA AND SNAPED THESE PICS.
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PITSBURGH RIVERBOAT TRIP (1994) ON BOARD “THE LIBERTY BELL” RENAMED “THE DUCHESS”


The "Liberty Bell" was renamed "The Duchess" in 2008 The Gateway Duchess was built in Dubuque, Iowa in 1965. She is 125 feet long and 35 feet wide. This vessel operated in both Cleveland and Philadelphia before it was acquired by the Gateway Clipper Fleet in 1975. When this vessel arrived in Pittsburgh, she was christened the "Liberty Belle" in honor of our nation's Bicentennial in 1976. In 2008, the Liberty Belle was rechristened the Duchess in celebration of the Gateway Clipper Fleet's 50th Anniversary. A little known fact about the Duchess - 9 times out of 10 when you cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper's "Good Ship Lollipop" Cruise you are actually aboard the Duchess?!!! Capacity: 310 passengers
PITSBURGH RIVERBOAT TRIP (1994) ON BOARD “THE LIBERTY BELL” RENAMED “THE DUCHESS”
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92ND BOMB GROUP 1994 PITTSBURGH REUNION RIVER BOAT TRIP ON THE LIBERTY BELL.


This Pittsbugh reunion was organised by Ralph and Judy Rosensteel, Want to have a wonderfully rewarding time? Attend our stateside reunion. People who are skeptical about going or perhaps have other concerns return home with only one complaint: "Why didn't I attend the earlier ones?" If you have health concerns, these reunions recognize that we are not always in overdrive and everything is geared to that, be it events, transportation, foods, accommodations or attention. The stories are unending and, I suppose, like that line, they get better with age. "There I was on my back, all engines feathered (or flamed out), shot down two MEs (or Migs), out of fuel and still climbing" stories are in vogue. "St. Louis 2000," the 58th birthday of the group, the 49th birthday of the bomb wing, the seventh birthday of the air refueling wing and the fourth birthday of the reactivated 325th Bomb Squadron was held on 12-17 October at the St. Louis Airport Marriott. The Norfolk 1998 reunion marked the 92nd's 56th birthday and took place 15-20 October with over 300 in attendance. This was the first time we dipped below 450. General John A. Shaud, USAF Retired, and former Chief of Staff, NATO, in keeping with our tradition of having a former group/wing commander as speaker, was the AC on this mission.
92ND BOMB GROUP 1994 PITTSBURGH REUNION RIVER BOAT TRIP ON THE LIBERTY BELL.
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BUNKERS DUNKERQUE (PART 2) FORTIFICATION CASEMATED BARRACKS


These bunkers are the remains of a WW2 Nazi coastal gun battery, known as M.K.B Malo Terminus. They are located near Leffrinckoucke, on a long beach area which stretches between Northern France and the Belgian border, between Dunkerque and Bray Dunes. The remains of four concrete 671 type gun emplacements lie toppled on the beach, behind which is a large three storey observation post. Various other buildings, including accommodation, shelters and other gun emplacements can also be found. There are also the remains of a 19th Century French fortification with casemated barracks and tunnels (which have been sealed to prevent access as the site is a bat reserve). Unfortunately, as the site is open access, it has been heavily vandalised and there is graffiti everywhere.
BUNKERS DUNKERQUE (PART 2) FORTIFICATION CASEMATED BARRACKS
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NAZI TORTURE CHAMBER WEST BERLIN BETWEEN THE POTSDAMERPLATZ AND BRANDENBURG GATE.


West Berlin, ruins of a torture chamber from the Nazi era between the Potsdamerplatz and the Brandenburg Gate
NAZI TORTURE CHAMBER WEST BERLIN BETWEEN THE POTSDAMERPLATZ AND BRANDENBURG GATE.
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BUNKERS (PART 1) 19th CENTURY CASEMENTED BARRACKS AND GUN BATTERYS


These bunkers are the remains of a WW2 Nazi coastal gun battery, known as M.K.B Malo Terminus. They are located near Leffrinckoucke, on a long beach area which stretches between Northern France and the Belgian border, between Dunkerque and Bray Dunes. The remains of four concrete 671 type gun emplacements lie toppled on the beach, behind which is a large three storey observation post. Various other buildings, including accommodation, shelters and other gun emplacements can also be found. There are also the remains of a 19th Century French fortification with casemated barracks and tunnels (which have been sealed to prevent access as the site is a bat reserve). Unfortunately, as the site is open access, it has been heavily vandalised and there is graffiti everywhere.
BUNKERS (PART 1) 19th CENTURY CASEMENTED BARRACKS AND GUN BATTERYS
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 6) HISTORIC AIRCRAFT.


Duxford remains an active airfield (IATA: QFO, ICAO: EGSU) and maintains two parallel runways; an unpaved 880 m grass strip, and a concrete runway with a usable length of 1199 m, both oriented at 060/240-degrees. The runway was originally purchased from the Ministry of Defence by the Cambridgeshire County Council in 1977. In October 2008, an agreement was reached between the council and the Imperial War Museum, under which the runways and 146 acres (0.59 km2; 0.228 sq mi) of surrounding grassland would be sold to the museum for approximately £1.6 million. Since 1973, Duxford has held regular air shows. Duxford is the home of a number of private aviation companies, such as Classic Wings, The Fighter Collection, the Old Flying Machine Company and The Aircraft Restoration Company. Between them these companies provide pleasure flights, historic aircraft for film or television work, and aircraft restoration services. Notable privately-owned and operated aircraft based at Duxford include B-17 Preservation Ltd's Sally B, the only airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress in Europe and the "Grace Spitfire", which was originally a single-seat Spitfire Mk IX, but was later rebuilt as a two-seat TR9. Major air shows held regularly include the Duxford Air Show, the Flying Legends show (organised by The Fighter Collection), and American Air Day, which is held in conjunction with units of the Third Air Force (part of the United States Air Forces in Europe), based at nearby RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall. The Duxford Air Show usually exhibits a wide range of aircraft, from vintage warbirds to contemporary jet aircraft, along with aerobatic flying by groups such as the Red Arrows. while the Flying Legends show focuses on historic aircraft, especially those of the Second World War.In 2008 it was reported that these displays generate up to £1.8 million, while the loss of up to £100,000 due to adverse weather is also budgeted for. The policing bill, necessary to manage the resulting road traffic, was reported as some £8,000.Recent major events have included the Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary airshow, held on 4-5 September 2010. The show was attended by more than 40,000 people, and featured formation displays by four Hawker Hurricanes and sixteen Spitfires. As an active civil airfield, operations at Duxford are regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). In 2002 a privately operated Aero L-39 Albatros suffered a braking failure on landing, overran the runway and came to rest on the M11 motorway, a student pilot being killed after ejecting at ground level. An Air Accidents Investigation Branch inquiry recommended a review of arrangements for aircraft taking off or landing towards the M11. As a result, the CAA and Duxford agreed to a reduction in the runway's 1500 m declared length, from 1350 m to 1200 m, in order to provide a greater margin of error.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 6) HISTORIC AIRCRAFT.
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL MUSEUM (PART 5) DUXFORD IS OPERATED IN A PARTNERSHIP.


Duxford is operated in partnership between the Imperial War Museum, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Duxford Aviation Society. The Society was formed in 1975 after a divergence of members of the East Anglian Aviation Society, which now operates the Bassingbourn Tower Museum at the former RAF Bassingbourn. The Society is a registered charity (No. 285809) and states two objectives; to educate the public by collecting and exhibiting historic aircraft, military vehicles and boats, and to support the Imperial War Museum. Especially notable aircraft in the Society's collection include a de Havilland Comet which made the first eastbound jet-powered trans-Atlantic passenger flight on 4 October 1958, and Concorde G-AXDN 101, a pre-production aircraft which achieved the highest speed of any Concorde, making a westwards trans-Atlantic flight in two hours, 56 minutes.Since January 1999, the Museum and the Society have operated the Friends of Duxford membership scheme. The Society's radio section, the Duxford Radio Society, collects, preserves, exhibits, and demonstrates historic military electronic equipment. This is housed in Buildings 177 and 178, close to the Gibraltar Gun.In 2008, the Duxford Aviation Society had almost 700 members, supporting as volunteers activities such as aircraft conservation, learning and interpretative activities and administrative tasks.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL MUSEUM (PART 5) DUXFORD IS OPERATED IN A PARTNERSHIP.
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 4) WW2 HOME OF 78th FIGHTER GROUP.


In March 1943 the United States Army Air Forces' 78th Fighter Group started to arrive at Duxford with their P-47 Thunderbolts. The Group reequipped with P-51 Mustangs in December 1944 and until the end of the war in Europe the Group remained at Duxford carrying out bomber escort and fighter sweeps, ground strafing and ground attack missions. Duxford was officially returned to the RAF on 1 December 1945. It remained a fighter station but by 1958 changing defence priorities saw the RAF's fighter force move to more northerly bases. Duxford's last operational flight was made in July 1961. No longer operational, the site gradually became increasingly derelict and overgrown. In 1968 the American film studio United Artists obtained permission to use the site for the filming of Battle of Britain. During the shoot a single bay hangar, which had been built during the First World War, was demolished to simulate an air raid. After the Ministry of Defence announced its intention to dispose of Duxford plans were drawn up for various developments including two Young Offenders Institutes but were not implemente
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 4) WW2 HOME OF 78th FIGHTER GROUP.
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 3) 1925 DUXFORD BECAME A FIGHTER AIRFIELD.


Duxford has been associated with British military aviation since 1917, when a site near the village of Duxford, in southern Cambridgeshire, was selected for a new Royal Flying Corps training aerodrome. From 1925 Duxford became a fighter airfield, a role it was to retain until the end of its operational life, and in August 1938 the Duxford-based No.19 Squadron RAF became the first to operate the Supermarine Spitfire. With the outbreak of war in September 1939 Duxford was home to three RAF squadrons engaged on coastal patrol duties. From July 1940, Duxford saw considerable action during the Battle of Britain as a sector station of RAF Fighter Command's No. 12 Group. In the middle years of the war Duxford was home to a number of specialist units, such as the tacticians and engineers of the Air Fighting Development Unit. In April 1942 the first Typhoon Wing was formed at Duxford. Notable among the pilots of the Wing was Group Captain John Grandy who would later rise to be Chief of the Air Staff and also served as Chairman of the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum from 1978-89.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 3) 1925 DUXFORD BECAME A FIGHTER AIRFIELD.
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 2) OPENED IN 1920


The Imperial War Museum originated during the First World War in 1917 as the National War Museum committee, formed by the British government to record the war effort and sacrifice of Britain and her Empire. The museum opened in 1920, by which point it had been renamed the Imperial War Museum.With the outbreak of the Second World War, the museum's terms of reference were enlarged to include the conflict. The museum's terms of reference was broadened again in 1953 to include all modern conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces were engaged. The effect of these expansions of remit was to cause the museum's collections to expand enormously, to the point that many parts of the collection, especially those of aircraft, vehicles and artillery, could not be effectively stored or exhibited. Although the museum's south London home (a nineteenth century building in Southwark which was previously the Bethlem Royal Hospital) had been extended in 1966, by the end of the decade the museum was seeking additional space. RAF Duxford, a Royal Air Force fighter station had been declared surplus to requirements by the Ministry of Defence in 1969, and the museum duly requested permission to use part of one of the airfield's hangars as temporary storage. Duxford featured three double bay hangars of First World War vintage, which together provided over 9000 m2 of space. Within two years, ten of the museum's aircraft had been brought to Duxford, and were being restored by volunteers of the East Anglia Aviation Society. While the museum's own aircraft were not restored to flying condition, by cooperating with private groups the museum was able to mount its first airshow in 1973. Further air shows followed, with a display in June 1976 attracting an audience of 45,000 people. The runway was bought by Cambridgeshire County Council in 1977. The success of these shows provided a valuable source of revenue, and complemented the efforts of volunteers, so that the museum applied for the permanent transfer of the entire site to its use. Permission was received in February 1976 and Duxford became the first outstation of the Imperial War Museum. Initially open from March-October, Duxford received 167,000 visitors in the 1977 season, and 340,000 in 1978. Two million visitors had been received by 1982[10] and Duxford welcomed its ten millionth visitor in August 2005.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 2) OPENED IN 1920
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART1) LARGEST AVIATION MUSEUM IN BRITAN.


Imperial War Museum Duxford (commonly referred to simply as "Duxford") is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near the village of Duxford in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Britain's largest aviation museum, Duxford houses the museum's large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibitions buildings. The site also provides storage space for the museum's other collections of material such as film, photographs, documents, books and artefacts. The site accommodates a number of British Army regimental museums, including those of the Parachute Regiment (named Airborne Assault) and the Royal Anglian Regiment. Based on the historic Duxford Aerodrome, the site was originally operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the First World War. During the Second World War Duxford played a prominent role during the Battle of Britain and was later used by United States Army Air Forces fighter units in support of the daylight bombing of Germany. Duxford remained an active RAF airfield until 1961. After the Ministry of Defence declared the site surplus to requirements in 1969 the Imperial War Museum received permission to use part of the site for storage. The entirety of the site was transferred to the museum in February 1976. In keeping with the site's history many of Duxford's original buildings, such as hangars used during the Battle of Britain, are still in use. Many of these buildings are of particular architectural or historic significance and over thirty have listed building status, Duxford "retain[ing] the best-preserved technical fabric remaining from [a historic airfield] up to November 1918" and being "remarkably well-preserved". The site also features a number of purpose-built exhibition buildings, such as the Stirling Prize-winning American Air Museum, designed by Sir Norman Foster. The site remains an active airfield and is used by a number of civilian flying companies, and hosts regular air shows. The site is operated in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and the Duxford Aviation Society, a charity formed in 1975 to preserve civil aircraft and promote appreciation of British civil aviation history.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART1) LARGEST AVIATION MUSEUM IN BRITAN.
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B17 LANDING SALLY B RESTORED TO WARTIME CONDITION AT DUXFORD WAR MUSEUM.


Sally B is the name of an airworthy 1945-built Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress. It was delivered to the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) on 19 June 1945 as 44-85784, after being converted to both a TB-17G and then an EB-17G is was stuck off charge in 1954. In 1975 the Institut Géographique National in France bought the plane for use as a survey aircraft. In 1975 it moved to England to be restored to wartime condition as a memorial to the USAAF B-17 airmen who lost their lives in the European theatre. It is based at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, England. The Sally B was used in the film Memphis Belle as one of 5 flying B-17s needed for various film scenes, and it was used to replicate the real Memphis Belle in one scene. Half of the aircraft is still in the Memphis Belle livery. Since 1982, Sally B has been operated by 'Elly Sallingboe's B-17 Preservation' and maintained by Chief Engineer Peter Brown and a team of volunteers. The aircraft is flown by volunteer experienced professional pilots. In 2008, Elly Sallingboe was awarded the Transport Trust 'Lifetime Achievement Award' in recognition of over thirty years of dedication to the preservation and operation of Britain's only airworthy Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as a flying memorial to the tens of thousands of American aircrew who lost their lives in her sister aircraft during the Second World War. The B-17 was critical to the USAAF daylight precision bombing campaign and was armed with thirteen machine guns, hence the name "Flying Fortress". Flying in formation, the Fortresses battled through German defences in daylight raids, suffering heavy casualties until the addition of long-range escort fighters, the P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang, and the introduction of the twenty five mission limit. Combat crews lives were measured in weeks rather than months but, despite the high casualty rate, B-17s became famous for returning home with terrible battle damage and were fondly regarded by their crews for this quality. One of the key events in the flying calendar for Sally B is an annual tribute flypast following the Memorial Day service at the American Military Cemetery at Madingley, Cambridge. This takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Flypasts over former Eighth Air Force bases are also carried out whenever possible during the summer months.
B17 LANDING SALLY B RESTORED TO WARTIME CONDITION AT DUXFORD WAR MUSEUM.
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A 10 THUDERBOLT COCKPIT


A 10 THUDERBOLT COCKPIT
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92ND BOMB GROUP WORLD WAR TWO VETS 1992 REUNION AT TUCSON ARIZONA


THESE GUYS ARE VETRANS OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP ON A FANTASTIC GET TOGETHER IN TUCSON ARIZONA.
92ND BOMB GROUP WORLD WAR TWO VETS 1992 REUNION AT TUCSON ARIZONA
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TWINWOOD RAF SEEN FROM THE AIR, GLENN MILLER LEFT HERE DEC 15th 1944


Twinwood Farm opened in mid 1941 when the RAF began to use the grassed field. By April 1942 it had three concrete runways and additional temporary buildings. From then until the end of the war the Blenheims, Beaufighters, Beauforts, Havocs and Mosquitos of No 51 Operational Training Unit use 'Twinwoods', as it was generally known In March 1943 P51 Mustangs belonging to 164, 169, 239 and 208 Squadrons RAF engaged in Operation Spartan which occurred between 1 and 12 March 1943 was conducted across southern and central England to test a wide range of procedures and tactics of British and Canadian Forces Miller spent his last night alive at Milton Ernest Hall, on the outskirts of Kemspton, Bedfordshire. On December 15, 1944, Miller was to fly from the United Kingdom to Paris, France, to play for the soldiers there. His plane (a single-engined UC-64 Norseman, USAAF serial 44-70285) departed from RAF Twinwood Farm in Clapham, Bedfordshire and disappeared while flying over the English Channel. No trace of the aircrew, passengers or plane has ever been found. Miller's status is missing in action. There are three main theories about what happened to Miller's plane, including the suggestion that he might have been hit by Royal Air Force bombs after an abortive raid on Siegen, Germany. One hundred and thirty-eight Lancaster bombers, short on fuel, jettisoned approximately 100,000 incendiaries in a designated area before landing. The logbooks of Royal Air Force navigator Fred Shaw recorded that he saw a small, single-engined monoplane spiraling out of control and crashing into the water. However, a second source, while acknowledging the possibility, cites other RAF crew members flying the same mission who stated that the drop area was in the North Sea
TWINWOOD RAF SEEN FROM THE AIR, GLENN MILLER LEFT HERE DEC 15th 1944
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92ND BOMB GROUP WW2 AIR BASE FROM THE AIR, ALSO PODINGTON VILLAGE.


Podington is a village and civil parish in northwest Bedfordshire in England, United Kingdom. The village is within the electoral ward of Harrold in the Borough of Bedford. Podington lies around 16 km (10 miles) northwest of Bedford and is about 2 km (1.2 miles) east of the county border with Northamptonshire. Podington is a small picturesque rural village; many of its buildings are stone cottages dating from the 18th century, and some even earlier. Nearby there is paintballing and Podington Garden Centre can be found in the High Street. Podington was included in the Domesday Book 1086; and has been recorded as "Podintone" and "Potintone" from the 13th century and later as "Puddington" Today it is sometimes spelt (or misspelt) "Poddington". Located around 3 km (2 miles) southeast of the village are what is left of the 92nd Bomb Group air base from world war two and now called Santa Pod Raceway. Hinwick House is found at a crossroads under 1 km (0.5 miles) south of the village.
92ND BOMB GROUP WW2 AIR BASE FROM THE AIR, ALSO PODINGTON VILLAGE.
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A-10 THUNDERBOLT A SINGLE-SEAT, TWIN-ENGINE, STRAIGHT-WING JET AIRCRAFT.


The A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. The A-10 was designed for a United States Air Force requirement to provide close air support (CAS) for ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability. It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for close air support.The A-10 was designed around the GAU-8 Avenger, a heavy automatic cannon which forms the aircraft's primary armament. The aircraft's hull incorporates over 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of armor and was designed with survivability as a priority, with protective measures in place which enable the aircraft to continue flying even after taking significant damage. The A-10's official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, a fighter that was particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nickname "Warthog" or simply "Hog"As a secondary mission, it provides airborne forward air control, guiding other aircraft against ground targets. A-10s used primarily in this role are designated The A-10 is expected to be replaced in 2028 or later.
A-10 THUNDERBOLT A SINGLE-SEAT, TWIN-ENGINE, STRAIGHT-WING JET AIRCRAFT.
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P 47 THUNDERBOLT IN FLIGHT OVER OLD WARDEN, ALSO KNOWN AS THE “JUG”


P-47 Thunderbolt, also known as the "Jug", was the largest, heaviest, and most expensive fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single reciprocating engine. It was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and served with other Allied air forces. The P-47 was effective in air combat but proved especially adept at ground attack. It had eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded the P-47 could weigh up to eight tons. A modern-day counterpart in that role, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, takes its name from the P-47.
P 47 THUNDERBOLT IN FLIGHT OVER OLD WARDEN, ALSO KNOWN AS THE “JUG”
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USS YORKTOWN WW2 AIRCRAFT CARRIER.


USS Yorktown is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War, and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name. Initially to have been named Bon Homme Richard, she was renamed Yorktown while under construction to commemorate USS Yorktown lost at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Yorktown was commissioned in April 1943, and participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning 11 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier. She was recommissioned too late to participate in the Korean War but served for many years in the Pacific, including duty in the Vietnam War, in which she earned five battle stars. Late in her career she served as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission and was used in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! which recreated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 and in 1975 became a museum ship at Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is a National Historic Landmark.
USS YORKTOWN WW2 AIRCRAFT CARRIER.
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ME 109 FROM WW2 IN FLIGHT AT OLD WARDEN BEDFORDSHIRE.


The Messerschmitt Bf 109 (often called Me 109) was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid 1930s. It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as an all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engines. The 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. From the end of 1941 the Bf 109 was supplemented by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter bomber, day-, night- all-weather fighter, bomber destroyer, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced warplane during World War II, with 30,573 examples built during the war, and the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced up to April 1945. The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, chiefly on the Eastern Front, as well as by the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign. It was also flown by several other successful aces from Germany's allies, notably Finland, including the highest scoring non-German ace Ilmari Juutilainen, and pilots from Romania, Croatia and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war
ME 109 FROM WW2 IN FLIGHT AT OLD WARDEN BEDFORDSHIRE.
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P47 CAPTURED BY THE GERMANS AND PAINTED IN GERMAN COLOURS.


THIS IS A P47 THUNDERBOLT WHICH WAS CAPTURED BY THE GERMANS AND THEY PAINTED IT IN GERMAN COLOURS, FILMED BY DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
P47 CAPTURED BY THE GERMANS AND PAINTED IN GERMAN COLOURS.
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MERSEBERG GERMANY 1944/45 OIL REFINERY AND THE DISTRUCTION BY THE 92ND BOMB GROUP


MERSEBERG AND THE DISTRUCTION OF THE OIL REFINERY AFTER DAY BOMBING BY THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
MERSEBERG GERMANY 1944/45 OIL REFINERY AND THE DISTRUCTION BY THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
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GERMAN ENGINE TESTING FACTORY AND THE DISTRUCTION BY GENERAL PATTON.


THIS CLIP SHOWS A GERMAN ENGINE TESTING FACTORY AND BUILDING WHICH GENERAL PATTON HAD A HAND IN, FILMED BY DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
GERMAN ENGINE TESTING FACTORY AND THE DISTRUCTION BY GENERAL PATTON.
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GERMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES BUILT IN UNDER GROUND FACTORIES


THESE GERMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES BUILT HERE IN UNDER GROUND FACTORIES, FILMED BY DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
GERMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES BUILT IN UNDER GROUND FACTORIES
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GERMAN ROCKET FACTORY AND ROCKET TESTING BASE 1944/45


A GERMAN ROCKET FACTORY AND ROCKET TESTING BASE, FILMED BY DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
GERMAN ROCKET FACTORY AND ROCKET TESTING BASE 1944/45
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JUNKERS 88, AND A HEINKEL 162 PLYWOOD PROTOTYPE JET BEING PUSHED AROUND.


JUNKERS 88 AND A HEINKEL 162 PLYWOOD PROTOTYPE JET BEING PUSHED AROUND BY A SARGENT FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP, THE JET BRIEFLY SAW SERVICE AT THE END OF WW2.
JUNKERS 88, AND A HEINKEL 162 PLYWOOD PROTOTYPE JET BEING PUSHED AROUND.
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GERMAN JUNKERS 88 PIGGY BACK PLANE ALSO A P47 THUDERBOLT


SEEN HERE IN THIS CLIP A GERMAN JUNKERS 88 PIGGY BACK PLANE UNDER CONSTRUCTION ALSO A CAPTURED P47 THUDERBOLT IN GERMAN COLORS, FOUND BY DOC FURNISS ON HIS SERCH THOUGH FRANCE AND GERMANY, FILMED BY DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
GERMAN JUNKERS 88 PIGGY BACK PLANE ALSO A P47 THUDERBOLT
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B17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP FLEW DOWN TO MARRAKECH TOWARDS THE END OF THE WAR


THE B17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP FLEW DOWN TO MARRAKECH TOWARDS THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO.
B17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP FLEW DOWN TO MARRAKECH TOWARDS THE END OF THE WAR
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92nd BOMB GROUP GUYS AND GIRLS WALKING ALONG AIRFIELD ROAD PODINGTON 1944


YOUNG GIRLS AND GUYS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP WALKING ALONG AIRFEILD ROAD PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE DURING WW2.
92nd BOMB GROUP GUYS AND GIRLS WALKING ALONG AIRFIELD ROAD PODINGTON 1944
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B17 WITH THE NEW CHIN TURRET TAXYING TO THE 326th HARD STAND, 92ND BOMB GROUP


THIS B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON AND DISPLAYING THE NEW CHIN TURRET IS TAXYING TO THE 326th HARD STAND NOTE THE STARS AND STRIPS.
B17 WITH THE NEW CHIN TURRET TAXYING TO THE 326th HARD STAND, 92ND BOMB GROUP
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HORRIFIC B17s CRASH SATURDAY MAY 20th 1944 , 21 KILLED FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP SEE DESCRIPTION.


THE DATE WAS SATURDAY MAY 20TH 1944, 36 PLANES WERE SCHEDULED TO TAKE OFF IN GROUPS OF 12 EACH STARTING AT O6.55 HOURS. THE HIGH GROUP WAS SUCCESSFULLY AIRBORNE AND AT 07.11 HOURS THE LEAD GROUP STARTED TAKING OFF. LT. PEARL'S SHIP WAS THE 7TH IN HIS GROUP AND HE CRASHED OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE NEXT B17 IN LINE, PILOTED BY 2ND LT. WILLIAM W. SEITZ OF THE 326TH SQUADRON HAD BEGUN ITS RUN, BUT STOPPED APPROXIMATELY HALF WAY DOWN THE RUNWAY, APPARENTLY HAVING SEEN THE RED WARNING FLARES FIRED BY THE TAKEOFF CONTROLLER AND HEARD THE RADIO ORDER FROM THE CONTROL TOWER TO STOP TAKEOFF. LT. SEITZ TURNED HIS PLANE AROUND AND STARTED BACK UP THE RUNWAY TOWARDS DEATH. THE FOLLOWING SHIP IN LINE, PILOTED BY 1ST LT. JAMES E. WIGGINS, ALSO OF THE 326TH SQUADRON, DID NOT STOP ITS RUN. PRESUMABLY LT. WIGGINS COULD NOT SEE THE FLARES THROUGH THE LOW HANGING FOG, AND WHEN HE DID SEE LT. SEITZ'S FORTRESS, IT WAS FAR TOO LATE. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED HEAD ON AND BURST INTO FLAMES. FIVE CREW MEMBERS MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM EACH PLANE, ALL BEING NEAR THE REAR. BEFORE THE FIRST OF THE FIVE TERRIFIC EXPLOSIONS BEGAN, ABOUT THREE MINUTES AFTER THE COLLISION. THE FINAL EXPLOSION WAS LT. PEARL'S SHIP WHICH HAD BEEN THE FIRST TO CRASH. ALL AIRCRAFT WERE CARRYING 6 X 1000 LB. GP BOMBS. MEDICAL PERSONNEL WERE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE TIME OF THE CRASHES AND WHEN LT. PEARL'S SHIP CAREERED OFF INTO THE WOODS, THE AMBULANCE LEFT THE CONTROL TOWER AND STARTED AROUND THE PERIMETER TRACK TOWARDS THE SCENE. DUE TO THE FOG, AND THE POSITION OF THE AIRCRAFT DEEP IN THE WOODS, THEY HAD NOT LOCATED IT AT THE TIME OF THE SECOND CRASH. DIRECTED THERE, THE AMBULANCE ARRIVED AT THE TIME OF THE FIRST EXPLOSION SUFFERING SLIGHT DAMAGE FROM FLYING PARTICLES. THE AMBULANCE PICKED UP THE FICE SURVIVORS OF LT. SEITZ'S CREW. ELEVEN OFFICERS AND NINE ENLISTED MEN WERE KILLED OUT RIGHT, AND ONE OFFICER, 2ND LT. ROBERT E. KEYSER, DIED THE FOLLOWING DAY. FOUR ENLISTED MEN WERE SEVERELY INJURED, FIVE MILDLY INJURED, THREE AIRCRAFT WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED.
HORRIFIC B17s CRASH SATURDAY MAY 20th 1944 , 21 KILLED FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP SEE DESCRIPTION.
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92ND BOMB GROUP, FUEL TANKER, CLEAT TRACK, B17 CREW, FOLLOW ME JEEP


IN THIS CLIP TAKEN ON THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE PODINGTON YOU WILLSEE A FUEL TANKER, CLEAT TRACK, B17 CREW, AND A FOLLOW ME JEEP,
92ND BOMB GROUP, FUEL TANKER, CLEAT TRACK, B17 CREW, FOLLOW ME JEEP
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B17 HORRIFIC CRASH 1944 IN THE WOODS AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY PODINGTON.


THIS WAS AN HORRIFIC CRASH IN THE WOODS AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY PODINGTON.
B17 HORRIFIC CRASH 1944 IN THE WOODS AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY PODINGTON.
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92nd BOMB GROUP RUNWAY REPAIRS DURING WW2


MAJOR RUNWAY REPAIRS TO THE END OF MAIN RUNWAY DURING WW2
92nd BOMB GROUP RUNWAY REPAIRS DURING WW2
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92ND BOMB GROUP WW2 RUNWAY TYRE MARKS AND AIR FIELD VERY SHORT FILM


A SHORT FILM OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP AIR BASE AND THE TRYE MARKS ON THE RUNWAY.
92ND BOMB GROUP WW2 RUNWAY TYRE MARKS AND AIR FIELD VERY SHORT FILM
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92nd BOMB GROUP SCHOOL KIDS ON THE BASE VERY SHORT CLIP


THIS IS A VERY SHORT CLIP OF SCHOOL KIDS ON THE BASE AT PODINGTON.
92nd BOMB GROUP SCHOOL KIDS ON THE BASE VERY SHORT CLIP
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B17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BACK FROM A MISSION


THESE B17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP ARE ALL RETURNING FROM A MISSION AND GOING TO THE HARD STAND
B17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BACK FROM A MISSION
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B17 CRASHED AND BURNED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE.


THIS B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP CRASHED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AT PODINGTON DURING WW2,
B17 CRASHED AND BURNED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE.
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B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP STARTING ENGINES AND A B17 BEING DISMANTLED ON THE RUNWAY.


B17 STARTING ENGINES AND A B17 BEING DISMANTLED ON THE RUNWAY
B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP STARTING ENGINES AND A B17 BEING DISMANTLED ON THE RUNWAY.
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B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP WITH ITS TAIL AND WING SHOT UP IT MADE IT HOME TO PODINGTON ENGLAND


THIS B17 FROM THE THE 92ND BOMB GROUP WITH BATTLE DAMAGE TO ITS WING AND TAIL MADE IT BACK TO ITS BASE AT PODINGTON DURING WW2,
B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP WITH ITS TAIL AND WING SHOT UP IT MADE IT HOME TO PODINGTON ENGLAND
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B17s 36 B17s IN FORMATION OVER THE 92ND BOMB GROUP AIR BASE AT PODINGTON 1944


36 B17s SEEN IN THIS CLIP FLYING OVER THE 92ND BOMB GROUP AIR BASE AT PODINGTON DURING 1944, THE VIDEO CLIP HAS BEEN SLOWED DOWN JUST SLIGHTLY TO HELP IDENTIFY THEM.
B17s 36 B17s IN FORMATION OVER THE 92ND BOMB GROUP AIR BASE AT PODINGTON 1944
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BEDFORD RIVER 1944 WITH THE YOUNG GIs AND GIRL FRIENDS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.


BEDFORD RIVER THE RIVER OUSE 1944 WITH YOUNG GIs FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASED AT PODINGTON.
BEDFORD RIVER 1944 WITH THE YOUNG GIs AND GIRL FRIENDS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
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THE DISNEY BOMB WAS USED BY THE 92nd BOMB GROUP IN THE CLOSING MONTHS OF WW2


,SLOW MOTION AND STILL CLIPS OF B17s CARRYINGTHE DISNEY BOMB, IT WAS USED IN THE CLOSING MONTHS OF WW2 AGAINST THE GERMAN U-BOAT PENS AND OTHER SUPER-HARDENED TARGETS FITTED TO THE B17s AND USED BY THE 92nd BOMB GROUP
THE DISNEY BOMB WAS USED BY THE 92nd BOMB GROUP IN THE CLOSING MONTHS OF WW2
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B17 THE VIEW OF THE WAISTE GUNNER FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP GOING ON A MISSION DURING 1944


THIS IS THE VIEW OF A 92ND BOMB GROUP WAISTE GUNNER FROM A B17 GOING ON A MISSION TO GERMANY DURING 1944
B17 THE VIEW OF THE WAISTE GUNNER FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP GOING ON A MISSION DURING 1944
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B17 AND ANOTHER B17 BOMBING MISSION TO GERMANY 1944 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.


THIS IS ANOTHER INSIDE A B17 AND BOMBS AWAY FILM
B17 AND ANOTHER B17 BOMBING MISSION TO GERMANY 1944 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
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B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PANCAKED ON THE RUNWAY Lt BOSCOES PLANE, 1944


THIS IS Lt BOSCOES PLANE WHICH PANCAKED ON THE RUNWAY AT PODINGTON DURING 1944
B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PANCAKED ON THE RUNWAY Lt BOSCOES PLANE, 1944
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B17 FLY WITH PORKY THE YOUNG PILOT IN THE B17 ON A MISSION BOMBS AWAY FLAK BURST.


A B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP WITH PORKY THE PILOT AT THE CONTROLS GOING ON A MISSION TO GERMANY, BOMBS AWAY FLAK BURSTS
B17 FLY WITH PORKY THE YOUNG PILOT IN THE B17 ON A MISSION BOMBS AWAY FLAK BURST.
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LONDON 1944,COLOUR FILM, LEICESTER SQUARE, BIG BEN.


LONDON 1944 COLOUR FILM OF LEICESTER SQUARE,AND BIG BEN, FILMED BY DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASED AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE UK,
LONDON 1944,COLOUR FILM, LEICESTER SQUARE, BIG BEN.
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B17 WITH WOUNDED ARE TAKEN IN THE AMBULANCE TO THE HOSTPITAL OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.


THE WOUNDED ARE TAKEN OF IN THE BASE AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL
B17 WITH WOUNDED ARE TAKEN IN THE AMBULANCE TO THE HOSTPITAL OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
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WW2 AMERICAN AIRBASE AT PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP DURING 1944/45


THIS IS A LOOK AT THE DAILY ROUTINE ON PODINGTON AIRBASE DURING THE WAR YEARS.
WW2 AMERICAN AIRBASE AT PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP DURING 1944/45
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B17 1944/45 THIS PLANE MADE IT BACK TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE WITH ONE ENGINE SHOT UP.


THIS B17 MADE IT BACK TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE ON THREE ENGINES.
B17 1944/45 THIS PLANE MADE IT BACK TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE WITH ONE ENGINE SHOT UP.
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B17s ON A MISSION BOMB DOORS OPEN BOMBS AWAY AND HOME TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE.


THIS FILM SHOWS B17 FLYING OUT ON A BOMBING RAID ON GERMANY AND RETURNING HOME TO A B17 BURNING ON THE RUNWAY AT PODINGTON.
B17s ON A MISSION BOMB DOORS OPEN BOMBS AWAY AND HOME TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE.
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B17 1N SEGMENTS ON A BRITISH RAF FLAT BED TRAILER AT THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE AT PODINGTON.


THIS B17 HAD CRASHED LANDED AWAY FROM THE RUNWAY AND DISMANTLED AND LOADED ON A BRITISH RAF FLAT BED TRUCK SEEN HERE IN AIRFIELD ROAD PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE UK.
B17 1N SEGMENTS ON A BRITISH RAF FLAT BED TRAILER AT THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE AT PODINGTON.
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B17 BATTLE DAMAGE THIS PLANE FLEW HOME IN THIS CONDITION TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE AT PODINGTON.


THESE WW2 B1s COULD TAKE ALOT OF FLAK AS SEEN ON THIS ONE SNAKE HIPS AND LOOK AT THE MISSONS IT HAS FLOWN ON.
B17 BATTLE DAMAGE THIS PLANE FLEW HOME IN THIS CONDITION TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASE AT PODINGTON.
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B17 WW2 THIS IS A VERY RARE FILM NOT SEEN SINCE 1944 B17s ON A MISSION TO GERMANY, 92ND BOMB GROUP


THIS IS VERY RARE FILM OF B17's AND HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE 1944. THE B17's FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP ARE ON A MISSION TO GERMANY. BOMB BAY DOORS OPENING AND DROPPING BOMBS AND RETURNING TO THEIR BASE IN ENGLAND.
B17 WW2 THIS IS A VERY RARE FILM NOT SEEN SINCE 1944 B17s ON A MISSION TO GERMANY, 92ND BOMB GROUP
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PICCADILLY CIRCUS IN 1944 FANTASTIC CLEAR FILM FOR OVER 70 YEARS


PICCADILLY CIRCUS FILMED WITH A 18mm CAMERA OVER 70 YEARS OLD. Piccadilly Circus is a famous road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction. [1]Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°8′4″W / 51.51°N 0.13444°W / 51.51; -0.13444 Piccadilly now links directly to the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue, as well as the Haymarket, Coventry Street (onwards to Leicester Square), and Glasshouse Street. The Circus is close to major shopping and entertainment areas in the West End. Its status as a major traffic intersection has made Piccadilly Circus a busy meeting place and a tourist attraction in its own right. The Circus is particularly known for its video display and neon signs mounted on the corner building on the northern side, as well as the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue of an archer popularly known as Eros (sometimes called The Angel of Christian Charity, but intended to be Anteros). It is surrounded by several noted buildings, including the London Pavilion and Criterion Theatre. Directly underneath the plaza is Piccadilly Circus tube station, part of the London Underground rapid transit system
PICCADILLY CIRCUS IN 1944 FANTASTIC CLEAR FILM FOR OVER 70 YEARS
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DUNKIRK BATTLEMENTS TODAY 2010


DUNKIRK BATTLEMENTS AS THEY ARE TODAY
DUNKIRK BATTLEMENTS TODAY 2010
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ORADOUR – SUR – GLANE MASSACRE VIDEO (PART 4) WW 2 FRANCE.


In the afternoon of 10th June 1944 a detachment of SS troops arrived in Oradour-sur-Glane, a peaceful town near the city of Limoges in central France. The troops sealed off the entrances to the town and rounded up the inhabitants, including those they had collected from nearby farms on their way in. The assembled residents were initially told that this was to be an identity check. However the women and children were then separated from the men folk and the (200 or so) men were split up into smaller groups and taken to various barns or warehouses around the town centre where SS troops set up machine guns facing them. The women and children (approx 450 of them) were taken to the church and locked in. On a pre-determined signal the machine gunners opened fire on all the men, slaughtering them in cold blood. Once the firing had ceased the troops covered the dead and dying with wood and straw and set fire to them. At the church, soldiers brought in a box containing some sort of explosive device and detonated it amidst the terrified women and children. It is believed that this was supposed to produce an asphyxiating gas rather than being purely explosive, however its effect was to set the women and children into a screaming panic. The SS then started firing their machine guns into the church through the doors and windows and also threw in hand grenades to murder the women and children. As with the barns where the men were held, the SS then piled in wood and straw and set light to the church. They then proceeded to loot the town and burn down all the buildings. Only one woman managed to escape from the church, through one of the windows. Several of the men escaped the slaughter at the various barns and managed to hide or flee the town. At the end of the day, the SS had murdered a total of 642 men women and children. Following the war the French government decided to preserve the town in its ruined state as a memorial to the murdered inhabitants. It is today still possible to visit the town and get and idea of the terrible atrocity carried out there. I personally made a visit to Oradour in June 2005 and the following pages are presented in the interests of those who are unable to visit the town themselves.
ORADOUR – SUR – GLANE MASSACRE VIDEO (PART 4) WW 2 FRANCE.
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ORADOUR-SUR- GLANE MASSACRE VIDEO, (PART 3) WW 2, FRANCE


In the afternoon of 10th June 1944 a detachment of SS troops arrived in Oradour-sur-Glane, a peaceful town near the city of Limoges in central France. The troops sealed off the entrances to the town and rounded up the inhabitants, including those they had collected from nearby farms on their way in. The assembled residents were initially told that this was to be an identity check. However the women and children were then separated from the men folk and the (200 or so) men were split up into smaller groups and taken to various barns or warehouses around the town centre where SS troops set up machine guns facing them. The women and children (approx 450 of them) were taken to the church and locked in. On a pre-determined signal the machine gunners opened fire on all the men, slaughtering them in cold blood. Once the firing had ceased the troops covered the dead and dying with wood and straw and set fire to them. At the church, soldiers brought in a box containing some sort of explosive device and detonated it amidst the terrified women and children. It is believed that this was supposed to produce an asphyxiating gas rather than being purely explosive, however its effect was to set the women and children into a screaming panic. The SS then started firing their machine guns into the church through the doors and windows and also threw in hand grenades to murder the women and children. As with the barns where the men were held, the SS then piled in wood and straw and set light to the church. They then proceeded to loot the town and burn down all the buildings. Only one woman managed to escape from the church, through one of the windows. Several of the men escaped the slaughter at the various barns and managed to hide or flee the town. At the end of the day, the SS had murdered a total of 642 men women and children. Following the war the French government decided to preserve the town in its ruined state as a memorial to the murdered inhabitants. It is today still possible to visit the town and get and idea of the terrible atrocity carried out there. I personally made a visit to Oradour in June 2005 and the following pages are presented in the interests of those who are unable to visit the town themselves.
ORADOUR-SUR- GLANE MASSACRE VIDEO, (PART 3) WW 2, FRANCE
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THE ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE MASSACRE VIDEO (PART 2) WW 2, FRANCE.


(ORADOUR SUR GLANE) Towards the end of the Second World War, in a peaceful part of France, there took place a particularly horrible murder of 642 men women and children. On the 10th of June 1944, a group of soldiers from the Der Fuhrer regiment of the 2nd SS- Panzer Division Das Reich entered and then surrounded the small town of Oradour-sur- Glane, near to the city of Limoges. At first, they told the Mayor, Jean Desourteaux, that there was to be an identity check and that everyone must go to the Champ de Foire (fairground) whilst this took place. After rounding up all the inhabitants that they could find, the SS then changed their story from that of an identity check, to one of searching for hidden arms and explosives. The soldiers then said that whilst they searched for the arms, the women and children must wait in the church and the men in nearby barns. The women and children were marched off to the church, the children being encouraged by the soldiers to sing as they went. After they had left, the men were divided into six groups and led off to different barns in the town under armed guard. When the townspeople were all safely shut away the SS began to kill them all. A large gas bomb, seemingly made out of smoke-screen grenades and intended to asphyxiate the occupants, was placed in the church, but it did not work properly when it went off and so the SS had to use machine guns and hand grenades to disable and kill the women and children. After they had subdued all the occupant of the church, the soldiers piled wood on the bodies, many of whom were still alive and set it on fire. Only one person managed to escape alive from the church and that was Madame Rouffanche. She saw her younger daughter who was sitting next to her killed by a bullet as they attempted to find shelter in the vestry. Madame Rouffanche then ran to the alter end of the church where she found a stepladder used to light the candles. Placing the ladder behind the alter she climbed up and threw herself through a window and out onto the ground some 10 feet below. As she picked herself up, a woman holding her baby tried to follow,but they were seen by the soldiers and both woman and child were killed. In spite of being shot and wounded five times, Madame Rouffanche escaped round the back of the church and dug herself into the earth between some rows of peas, where she remained hidden until late the next day. At the same time that the gas bomb exploded in the church, the SS fired their machine guns into the men crowded in the barns. They deliberately fired low, so that many of the men were badly wounded but not killed. The soldiers then piled wood and straw on the bodies and set it alight, many of the men thus burned to death, uable to move because of their injuries. Six men did manage to escape from Madame Laudy's barn but one of them was seen and shot dead, the other five all wounded, got away under cover of darkness.
THE ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE MASSACRE VIDEO (PART 2) WW 2, FRANCE.
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THE ORADOUR- SUR-GLANE MASSACRE VIDEO (PART 1) WW2, FRANCE.


On 10 June 1944, the idylic French village of Oradour-sur-Glane was completely destroyed and 642 innocent men, women and children were massacred by soldiers in Hitler's elite Waffen-SS army. The ruins of the martyred village have been pr"Lest we forget...Months and years have passed since the drama at Oradour; it must remain alive in the hearts of French people, as the clearest example of Nazi cruelty. Let not the France of the future, ennobled by adversity, purified by the sacrifice of so many of its finest citizens, forget the humble and innocent victims, who for the sole crime of being French, paid the ultimate price. Let us not forget them." Quoted from a book published by the Association of the Families of the Martyrs of Oradour-sur-Glaeserved as a reminder of German barbarity.
THE ORADOUR- SUR-GLANE MASSACRE VIDEO (PART 1) WW2, FRANCE.
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GERMAN ,WW2 – BARBARIC NAZI MURDERS SHOT SIX FRENCH RESISTANCE MEN IN THIS HOUSE


HITLERS BARBARIC GERMAN MURDERING NAZIS TOOK SIX FRENCH RESISTANCE MEN FROM NEAR BY VILLAGE OF ST,ANTOINE TO THIS ISOLATED HOUSE JUST A FEW MILES AWAY AND SHOT THEM IN COLD BLOOD, YOU CAN STILL SEE THE BULLET HOLES IN THE WALL. THE HOUSE STILL STANDS EMPTY TODAY.
GERMAN ,WW2 – BARBARIC NAZI MURDERS SHOT SIX FRENCH RESISTANCE MEN IN THIS HOUSE
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AMERICAN MEMORIAL, WW 1 MONTSEC FEDERAL MONUMENT FRANCE.


MONTSEC FEDERAL MONUMENT STANDS HIGH ON A ISOLATED HILL, 12 MILES FROM THE CEMETERY, IT COMMEMORATES THE CAPTURE OF THE ST, MIHIEL SALIENT BY THE AMERICAN FIRST ARMY ON 9-11 NOVEMBER 1918, AND OTHER COMBAT SERVICES OF THE AMERICAN DIVISIONS BOTH IN THIS REGION AND IN ALSACE AND LORRAINE. THE MONUMENT CONSISTS OF A LARGE CIRCULAR COLONNADE, AT THE CENTRE OF WHICH, ON A RAISED PLATFORM, IS A BRONZE RELIEF MAP OF THE ST. MIHIEL SALIENT, ITS SIZE, THE COMMANDING SITE, AND THE PERFECTION OF ITS PROPORTIONS COMBINE TO MAKE IT ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE IN EUROPE.
AMERICAN MEMORIAL, WW 1 MONTSEC FEDERAL MONUMENT FRANCE.
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RUNWAY REPAIRS 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON 1944, WW2


SEEN HERE ARE BRITISH WORKERS REPAIRING THE 92ND BOMB GROUP RUNWAY AT PODINGTON DURING WW2 AFTER A HORRIFIC CRASH INVOLVING 3 B17,
RUNWAY REPAIRS 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON 1944, WW2
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RED MORGAN 1944 WITH HIS CREW OF 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON


RED MORGN SEEN HERE WITH HIS CREW AND HIS DOG JUMPING UP HIM
RED MORGAN 1944 WITH HIS CREW OF 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON
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REUNION UK MAY 23rd 2009 Veterans Honour Friends


Veterans from the 92nd Bomb Group lay a wreathe in memory of friends at the Air Field Memorial Podington
REUNION UK MAY 23rd 2009 Veterans Honour Friends
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DUNKIRK, PILLBOXES, BUNKERS, STORAGE, DUNES,


Along the tops of the dunes are some forts, watching the movies, you think it's just a fort, but behind them is a labrinth of living quarters,tunnels and other buildings which were obviously storage places, now left to form it's own destiny, but a reminder of times many wish to forget,
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (9) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera


J.B. LONG, Ball Turret Gunner flew on a B17 during World War Two and is here telling the last and final part of his war stories.
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (9) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (8) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera


J.B. LONG, Top Ball Turrert Gunner on a B17 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington Bedfordshire UK, tells some of his World War Two stories,
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (8) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (7) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera


Top Ball Turret Gunner J. B. Long Flew on a B17 with the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington during World War Two, he is telling some of his most interesting stories.
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (7) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (6) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera


Ball Turret Gunner Bill Stewart Flew on a B17 Bomber based at Podington during World War Two, he is seen here talking about the war years.
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (6) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (5) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera


Reunion 1989 UK, 92nd Bomb Group Veteran talking on camera about his world war two days,
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (5) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK,Part (4) 92nd BG Vets Talking on Camera,


92nd Bomb Group Vetrans Less Spilman and Jack Spratt talking on camera of world war two days at Podington Air Base,
REUNION 1989 UK,Part (4) 92nd BG Vets Talking on Camera,
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RUNWAY PODINGTON, BUILDING THE RUNWAY.


PODINGTON, THIS FILM SHOWS HOW THE RUNWAYS WERE BUILT AND EVEN USED BEFORE THEY WERE FINISHED,
RUNWAY PODINGTON, BUILDING THE RUNWAY.
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (3) 92nd BG Vets Talking on Camera


Reunion 1989 UK at Bedford Moat House 92nd Bomb Group Veterans talking on camera.
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (3) 92nd BG Vets Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (2) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera


Reunion 1989 Bedford UK 92nd veterans talking on camera
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (2) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK,Part (1) 92nd B.G. Vets Talking On Camera.


92nd Bomb Group Veterans talking on camera about the war years.
REUNION 1989 UK,Part (1) 92nd B.G. Vets Talking On Camera.
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PODINGTON CHURCH ORGAN MEMORIAL 92nd Bomb Group


Podington church organ memorail
PODINGTON CHURCH ORGAN MEMORIAL 92nd Bomb Group
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COLDITZ CASTLE 1989 ,WW2 PRISONER OF WAR CAMP.


DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, COLDITZ CASTLE WAS THE SITE OF THE NOTORIOUS PRISONER-OF-WAR CAMPS KNOWN AS "OFLAG 4 C" "THE BAD BOYS CAMP" THE FORBIDDING FORTRESS PRISON IN THE HEART OF NAZI GERMANY, FROM WHICH THERE WAS TO BE NO ESCAPE.
COLDITZ CASTLE 1989 ,WW2 PRISONER OF WAR CAMP.
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REUNION 2000 Banquet St Louis 92nd Bomb Group Folks


Reunion 2000 Banquet at St Louis the 92nd Bomb Group enjoying the food, and a time to look back on old friends and to remember the good times and fun we all had.
REUNION 2000 Banquet St Louis 92nd Bomb Group Folks
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REUNION 2000, St Louis 92nd Bomb Group Paddle Steamer,


Reunion 2000 St Louis, The 92nd Bomb Group folk ejoying an evening on the Paddle Steamer.
REUNION 2000, St Louis 92nd Bomb Group Paddle Steamer,
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REUNION 2000 St Louis, Bob Elliot Presentation 92nd Bomb Group


REUNION 2000 ST LOUIS, PRESENTATION TO ROBERT (BOB) ELLIOT 92ND BOMB GROUP HISTORIAN AND ARCHIVIST FOR ALL THE HARD WORK AND TIME HE HAS GIVEN TO THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
REUNION 2000 St Louis, Bob Elliot Presentation 92nd Bomb Group
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Reunion St Louis 2000,92nd Bomb Group photographic shoot


Reunion St Louis 2000, 92nd Bomb Group photographic shoot
Reunion St Louis 2000,92nd Bomb Group photographic shoot
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MEMORIAL 92nd UK Bomb Group dedication July 3rd 1999


92nd Bomb Group Memorial dedication July 3rd 1999.at Airfeild rd Podington, The dedication was made during the 1999 UK reunion
MEMORIAL 92nd UK Bomb Group dedication July 3rd 1999
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PATTON GEN GEORGE, FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY,1999,


GEN GEORGE PATTON SEEN HERE WITH JACK SPRATT WW2 B17 BALL TURRET GUNER, JOHN L HOUK RADIO OPERATOR, AND FELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY PLUS ONE AMERICA SPY,1999, REUION UK 1999
PATTON GEN GEORGE, FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY,1999,
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B17 THE BIG PICTURE DEDICATION AT DUXFORD 1989.


THIS WALL ART PAINTING OF A B17 WAS PAINTED BY STARF SERGENT GEORGE WALDSMIDT ONTO ONE OF THE WALLS OF A BILLET AT PODINGTON AIR BASE ONCE HOME TO THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE'S OLDEST GROUP,THE 92ND BOMB GROUP,AND HAS SINCE BEEN EXTRICATED BY EWACS EIGHTH WALLART CONSERVATION SOCIETY AND MOVED INTACT TO DUXFORD MUSEUM DURING 1989.
B17 THE BIG PICTURE DEDICATION AT DUXFORD 1989.
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LONDON EYE,Views over London, 92nd BG Reunion 2001,


The 92nd Boumb Group enjoying the ride on the London Eye Milleniem Wheel with breath takiing views al over London, they see Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, River Thames a relaxing time by all.
LONDON EYE,Views over London, 92nd BG Reunion 2001,
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REUNION 2001, Garden Party,92nd Bomb Group July 5th- 16th


Garden Party with the 92nd Bomb Group at Abbey Croft Cottage home of John & Wendy Walker, July 5th-16th 2001.
REUNION 2001, Garden Party,92nd Bomb Group July 5th- 16th
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SHAKESPEARE COUNTRY STRATFORD UPON AVON , REUNION 2001 92nd Bomb Group.


This is clips from the 2001 UK Reunion, The 92nd Bomb Group visit Stratford upon Avon and Ann Hatherways Cottage,
SHAKESPEARE COUNTRY STRATFORD UPON AVON , REUNION 2001 92nd Bomb Group.
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B17, “SALLY B” LANDS AT DUXFORD,


THE BOEING B17 FLYING FORTRES THE "SALLY B" SEEN HERE LANDING AT DUXFORD UK.
B17, “SALLY B” LANDS AT DUXFORD,
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B17, THE “PINK LADY” FLYING DISPLAY AT DUXFORD UK,


THE BOEING B17 FLYING FORTRES GIVES A FANTASTIC FLUING DISPLAY AT DUXFORD,
B17, THE “PINK LADY” FLYING DISPLAY AT DUXFORD UK,
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LAIR OF THE LUCKY TIGERS 325th BOMB SQ H, 92ND BOMB GROUP.


THE LAIR OF THE LUCKY TIGERS 325th BOMB SQ H, 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE UK.
LAIR OF THE LUCKY TIGERS 325th BOMB SQ H, 92ND BOMB GROUP.
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92ND BOMB GROUP GUYS RELAXING FOR A WHILE,


THE GUYS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON SEEN HERE RELAXING. AND RED MORGAN AND HIS DOG
92ND BOMB GROUP GUYS RELAXING FOR A WHILE,
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TRUCKS COMING AND GOING IN FRANKFURT GERMANY WW2


TRUCKS COMING AND GOING IN FRANKFURT GERMANY WW2, FILMED BY DOC FURNISS.
TRUCKS COMING AND GOING IN FRANKFURT GERMANY WW2
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MAJOR(moose)HARDING’S CHUCKN A LUCKING SKY DEVILS.


THIS IS THE QUARTERS OF MAJOR(moose) HARDING'S CHUCK A LUCKING SKY DEVILS OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP, BASED AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE UK DURING WW2.
MAJOR(moose)HARDING’S CHUCKN A LUCKING SKY DEVILS.
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JACKET PAINTING.BY THE 92ND BOMB GROUP GUYS,1944/45


JUST ABOUT ALL THE YOUNG GUYS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PAINTED THERE LEATHER JACKETS DURING WW2
JACKET PAINTING.BY THE 92ND BOMB GROUP GUYS,1944/45
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FIRE FIRE.92ND LIVING QUARTRES BURNT OUT 1944/45 PODINGTON.


ONE YOUNG GUY WAS UNLUCKY ALL HE HAD WAS THE PANTS HE WAS WEARERING AT THE TIME THE FIRE STARTED.
FIRE FIRE.92ND LIVING QUARTRES BURNT OUT 1944/45 PODINGTON.
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B17 CRASHED INTO A NISSEN HUT AT PODINGTON BASE 1944/45


"SATANS LADY" A B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP HAS A COLLISION WITH A CORRUGATED HUT AT PODINGTON AIR BASE DURING WW2.
B17 CRASHED INTO A NISSEN HUT AT PODINGTON BASE 1944/45
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B17 HAVING DISNEY BOMBS FITTED 92ND BOMB GROUP, WW2


A B17 FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP IS HAVING THE NEW DISNEY BOMBS FITTED,
B17 HAVING DISNEY BOMBS FITTED 92ND BOMB GROUP, WW2
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FRENCH GIRLS, WITH YOUNG GIs FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP S/FRANCE. WW 2.


SOUTHEREN FRANCE, YOUNG FRENCH GIRLS AND 92ND BOMB GROUP GUYS HAVING FUN IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE DURING WW2, SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT THE RECORD PLAYER ON THE BEACH WITH THE RECORD GOING ROUND, WHO WOULD THINK A WAR A WAR WAS GOING ON!
FRENCH GIRLS, WITH YOUNG GIs FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP S/FRANCE. WW 2.
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92ND BOMB GROUP SHOOTING PRACTICE, WW 2.


92ND BOMB GROUP SHOOTING PRACTICE WHITH 12 BORE SHOT GUNS AND B17 BALL TURRET
92ND BOMB GROUP SHOOTING PRACTICE, WW 2.
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HIGH WYCOMBE 1940s (CODE-NAMED) “PINETREE” 8th HEADQUATERS, WW 2.


HIGH WYCOMBE (CODE-MAMED) "PINETREE" HEADQUATERS FOR EIGHTH AIR FORCE COMMAND, WAS LOCATED IN WHAT HAD BEEN AN EXCLUSIVE GIRLS' SCHOOL-WYCOMBE ABBEY. FORMER OCCUPANTS LEFT BEHIND A BELL BY EACH BED LABELED, "IF YOU NEED A MISTRESS IN THE NIGHT, RING TWICE."THIS WAS FILMED DURING 1944/45 92ND BOMB GROUP.
HIGH WYCOMBE 1940s (CODE-NAMED) “PINETREE” 8th HEADQUATERS, WW 2.
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P47 THUNDERBOLT ALSO KNOWN AS THE “JUG” WW 2.


P47 THUNDERBOLT ALSO KNOWN AS THE "JUG"ENTERED SERVICE IN 1942,
P47 THUNDERBOLT ALSO KNOWN AS THE “JUG” WW 2.
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P52. MUSTANG, SEEN HERE AT PODINGTON 1944/45 WW 2.


P52,MUSTANG,SEEN HERE AT PODINGTON AIR BASE WW2HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
P52. MUSTANG, SEEN HERE AT PODINGTON 1944/45 WW 2.
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GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, PAINTED BY THE YOUNG GIs WW2,


DURING WW2 THE YOUNG 92ND BOMB GROUP GUYS FROM PODINGTON AIR BASE WOULD PAINT THE WALLS OF THE LIVING QUATERS WITH SEXY GIRLS, THEY ARE JUST HOME SICK.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, PAINTED BY THE YOUNG GIs WW2,
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92ND BOMB GROUP A DAY ON THE BASE WW2 1944/45 AMBULANCE TACKING INJURED TO HOSTPITAL


THIS IS JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR THE GUYS OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BASED AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE UK DURING WW2, YOU CAN SEE THE B17s ALSO THE AMBULANCE TRUCKS WITH THERE CREWS WAITING FOR ANY INJURED, A B17 LANDS PULLS ONTO THE GRASS AND A AMBULANCE RUSHES OVER AND TAKES THE INJURED TO THE HOSTPITAL ON THE BASE,
92ND BOMB GROUP A DAY ON THE BASE WW2 1944/45 AMBULANCE TACKING INJURED TO HOSTPITAL
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CRASHED ME 109,VERY RARE VIDEO WW2, FULL VIDEO CLIP VERSION,1944/45


CRASHED ME109 DURING WW2, THIS CLIP IS THE MUCH LONGER AND CLEAR CLIP OF THE CRASH SITE .AND YES THERE ARE TWO AIR CRAFT IN THIS CLIP. DOC FURNISS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP WITH HIS 16mm CAMERA FILMS THIS.
CRASHED ME 109,VERY RARE VIDEO WW2, FULL VIDEO CLIP VERSION,1944/45
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OIL REFINERY WW2 IN FRANKFURT BOMBED BY THE 92ND BOMB GRUOP


THIS OIL REFINERY IN FRUNKFURT WAS BOMBED MANY TIMES BY THE 92ND BOMB GROUP,YOU WILL SEE AT THE END OF THIS CLIP THE SERCH LIGHTS WHICH SURROUNDED THE OIL REFINERY WW2.
OIL REFINERY WW2 IN FRANKFURT BOMBED BY THE 92ND BOMB GRUOP
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TANKS TRUCKS.GOING TO THE GERMAN FRONT LINE WW 2


TANKS AND TRUCKS VEHICLES GOING TO THE GERMAN FRONT LINE, AT THE END OF THUS CLIP YOU SEE A MEMORIAL DOES ANY BODY NO WHERE THIS IS.
TANKS TRUCKS.GOING TO THE GERMAN FRONT LINE WW 2
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FRANKFURT 1945.GERMANY , WW2


WHATS LEFT OF FRANKFURT AFTER CONSTANT BOMBING DAY AND NIGHT FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP,AND THE BRITISH RAF,
FRANKFURT 1945.GERMANY , WW2
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“NORSEMAN” AIRCRAFT, NOORDUYN C-64 AEROPLANE,1944 WW 2.


THE MYSTERIOUS DESAPPEARANCE OF GLENN MILLER, IT WAS A COLD DAY ON 15 DECEMBER, 1944, WHEN MAJOR GLENN MILLER BOARDED A NOORDUYN "NORSEMAN" C-64 AEROPLANE. SINCE JOINING THE WAR, THE GREAT AMERICAN BANLEADER'S ARMY AIR FORCE BAND HAD BEEN PERFORMING FOR ALLIED TROOPS ALL OVER ENGLAND; NOW HE WAS FLYING TO PARIS TO MAKE FINAL ARRANGEMENTS TO BRING HIS MUSICIANS IN FOR CHRISTMAS CONCERT FOR THE ALLIED TROOPS THERE. ALAS, THE PLANE NEVER MADE IT TO ITS DESTINATION. ITS PASSENGERS WERE NEVER SEEN AGAIN.
“NORSEMAN” AIRCRAFT, NOORDUYN C-64 AEROPLANE,1944 WW 2.
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SPARE PARTS GIRL 1944 PODINGTON 92ND BOMB GROUP WW 2.


SPARE PARTS GIRL, SEEN HERE AT PODINGTON UK HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP.
SPARE PARTS GIRL 1944 PODINGTON 92ND BOMB GROUP WW 2.
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B17s AT ISTRES SOUTHERN FRANCE T0WARDS THE END OF WW2,


B17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP AT ISTRES IN SOUTHERN FRANCE TOWARDS THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO.
B17s AT ISTRES SOUTHERN FRANCE T0WARDS THE END OF WW2,
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B17s ON GRASS RUNWAY AT MAIDSTONE IN KENT WW 2.


B17s FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP ON A GRASS RUNWAY AT MAIDSTONE IN KENT UK DURING WW2.
B17s ON GRASS RUNWAY AT MAIDSTONE IN KENT WW 2.
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CONTROL TOWER THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON UK WW2


A CLIP OF THE CONTROL TOWER ON THE AIR BASE PODINGTON,THE HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP DURING WW2, THE CONTROL TOWER STILL STANDS TODAY.
CONTROL TOWER THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON UK WW2
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B17 “BATTLE DAMAGE” SNAKE HIPS IS IN BAD SHAPE! WW 2


"SNAKE HIPS" FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODINGTON, AS YOU CAN SEE HAS FLOWN MANY MISSIONS BUT THIS TIME SHE COMES HOME ONLY JUST AFTER BEING SHOT UP VERY BADLY OVER GERMANY. THESE YOUNG AMERICAN PILOTS COULD CERTAINLY FLY B17s
B17 “BATTLE DAMAGE” SNAKE HIPS IS IN BAD SHAPE! WW 2
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B17 “BOMBS AWAY” OVER GERMANY WW2.


B17 FLYING FORTRESS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP DROPS HER BOMBS ON GERMANY WW2.
B17 “BOMBS AWAY” OVER GERMANY WW2.
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B17 “ON FIRE” AT PODINGTON AIR BASE 1944/45 WW 2.


A B17 BURNS ON THE MAIN RUNWAY AT PODINGTON DURING WW2 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
B17 “ON FIRE” AT PODINGTON AIR BASE 1944/45 WW 2.
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B17 THE PINK LADY, INSIDE LOOK AT THE FUSELAGE AND COCKPIT,


B17 THE PINK LADY A VIDEO TOUR OF THE INSIDE OF THE FUSELAGE AND COCKPIT OF THIS WELL PRESERVED BOEING B17, SEEN HERE ON DISPLAY AT DUXFORD UK The Pink Lady is the current nickname of a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber. It is one of the few B-17s still in flying condition, and the only flying survivor to see action in Europe during World War II. Rolled out of the Lockheed-Vega production facility in Burbank, California in December, 1944, The Pink Lady was then only known as a B-17G-85-VE Fortress, serial number 44-8846. On March 1, 1945, 44-8846 was flown to RAF Polebrook, England, and assigned to the 511th Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group. Since she entered active service so close to the end of the war, 44-8846 only flew six missions over Germany, the last one being on April 20, 1945, when the 351st ended combat operations. She was transferred to the 365th Bomb Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, based at RAF Chelveston, England, when the rest of the 351st returned to the United States. She featured as the fictional B-17F Mother and Country, in addition to The Pink Lady, in the film, Memphis Belle, being painted on one side to resemble the older B-17F. The Pink Lady was kept at Paris - Orly Airport, France, just to the south of Paris, until its hangar was listed for demolition. It is currently being stored in a hangar in St Yan, (Saône et Loire), France
B17 THE PINK LADY, INSIDE LOOK AT THE FUSELAGE AND COCKPIT,
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BERLIN, SS NAZI PROPAGANDA BUNKER WALL ART NEXT TO HITLER’S BUNKER WW 2.


SS NAZI PROPAGANDA WALL ART,THESE WALL ART PROPAGANDA PAINTINGS ARE ON THE WALLS OF SS BUNKERS WHICH ARE NEXT TO HITLER'S BUNKER,
BERLIN, SS NAZI PROPAGANDA BUNKER WALL ART NEXT TO HITLER’S BUNKER WW 2.
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VILLAGE IN FRANCE DESTROYED BY THE GERMANS IN WW2.


(ORADOUR SUR GLANE) Towards the end of the Second World War, in a peaceful part of France, there took place a particularly horrible murder of 642 men women and children. On the 10th of June 1944, a group of soldiers from the Der Fuhrer regiment of the 2nd SS- Panzer Division Das Reich entered and then surrounded the small town of Oradour-sur- Glane, near to the city of Limoges. At first, they told the Mayor, Jean Desourteaux, that there was to be an identity check and that everyone must go to the Champ de Foire (fairground) whilst this took place. After rounding up all the inhabitants that they could find, the SS then changed their story from that of an identity check, to one of searching for hidden arms and explosives. The soldiers then said that whilst they searched for the arms, the women and children must wait in the church and the men in nearby barns. The women and children were marched off to the church, the children being encouraged by the soldiers to sing as they went. After they had left, the men were divided into six groups and led off to different barns in the town under armed guard. When the townspeople were all safely shut away the SS began to kill them all. A large gas bomb, seemingly made out of smoke-screen grenades and intended to asphyxiate the occupants, was placed in the church, but it did not work properly when it went off and so the SS had to use machine guns and hand grenades to disable and kill the women and children. After they had subdued all the occupant of the church, the soldiers piled wood on the bodies, many of whom were still alive and set it on fire. Only one person managed to escape alive from the church and that was Madame Rouffanche. She saw her younger daughter who was sitting next to her killed by a bullet as they attempted to find shelter in the vestry. Madame Rouffanche then ran to the alter end of the church where she found a stepladder used to light the candles. Placing the ladder behind the alter she climbed up and threw herself through a window and out onto the ground some 10 feet below. As she picked herself up, a woman holding her baby tried to follow,but they were seen by the soldiers and both woman and child were killed. In spite of being shot and wounded five times, Madame Rouffanche escaped round the back of the church and dug herself into the earth between some rows of peas, where she remained hidden until late the next day. At the same time that the gas bomb exploded in the church, the SS fired their machine guns into the men crowded in the barns. They deliberately fired low, so that many of the men were badly wounded but not killed. The soldiers then piled wood and straw on the bodies and set it alight, many of the men thus burned to death, uable to move because of their injuries. Six men did manage to escape from Madame Laudy's barn but one of them was seen and shot dead, the other five all wounded, got away under cover of darkness.
VILLAGE IN FRANCE DESTROYED BY THE GERMANS IN WW2.
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VARIOUS PLANES. FROM WW2 AS SEEN HERE AT DUXFORD UK.


VARIOUS WW2 PLANES SEEN HERE AT THE DUXFORD FLYING LEGENDS DISPLAY.
VARIOUS PLANES. FROM WW2 AS SEEN HERE AT DUXFORD UK.
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B17 BOEING FLYING FORTRESS,(THE PINK LADY) WW 2.


BOEING B17 FLYING FORTRESS AS IT WAS CALLED ON DISPLAY AT DUXFORD AIR SHOW U.K.
B17 BOEING FLYING FORTRESS,(THE PINK LADY) WW 2.
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B-25 MITCHELL WW2


B-25 MICHELL WW2
B-25 MITCHELL WW2
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ME 109 COCKPIT WW 2.


ME 109 COCKPIT
ME 109 COCKPIT WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES (WALTERS OATS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS THE STORY OF THE VERY TALL OATS HE GREW ON FARMER ROBERTS FARM DURING THE WAR YEARS.
WARTIME STORIES (WALTERS OATS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES (THE WRONG ADDRESS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS TELLS THE STORY WHEN A MAN FROM THE MINISTRY CAME TO SEE HIM HE WAS LOOKING FOR THE CORRECT PLACE TO BUILD PODINGTON AIR FIELD,
WARTIME STORIES (THE WRONG ADDRESS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.
stories, ww2

WARTIME STORIES,(MUSTARD GAS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE ,INTERESTING STORY, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS THE STORY OF A MUSTARD GAS DUMP AT MELCHBORN PARK JUST A FEW MILES FROM SHARNBROKE AND THE SHARNBROKE SCHOOL BEDFORDSIRE HIGHLY POISONOUS GAS THAT CAUSES SEVERE BLISTERING OF THE SKIN, WIDELY USED AS CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENT IN WORD WAR 1
WARTIME STORIES,(MUSTARD GAS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE ,INTERESTING STORY, WW 2.
stories, ww2

WARTIME STORIES,(THE INCENDIARY BOMB) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, VERY FUNNY STORY, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE LIGHTING A LAND ARMY GIRLS CIGARETTE WITH A INCENDIARY BOMB.
WARTIME STORIES,(THE INCENDIARY BOMB) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, VERY FUNNY STORY, WW 2.
stories, ww2

WARTIME STORIES(THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER)(PART 2) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE THE YONG GAME KEEPER
WARTIME STORIES(THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER)(PART 2) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES,(THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER)( PART 1 ) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER,
WARTIME STORIES,(THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER)( PART 1 ) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.
stories, ww2

WARTIME STORIES,(THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS OF THE STORY LEADING UP TO RECEIVING THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL FROM KING GEORGE V1,
WARTIME STORIES,(THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.
stories, ww2

WARTIME STORIES (A MOVING STORY) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS A SORT MOVING STORY ABOUT A G.I. AND A VERY SMALL BOY, WILL THE GERMANS TAKE ENGLAND AWAY FROM US ???
WARTIME STORIES (A MOVING STORY) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.
stories, ww2

WARTIME STORIES (DADS ARMY) BY WALTER NOTTAGE B.E.M. WW 2.


Waler tells of the time when he was in big trouble during WW2 when he was in Dads Army.
WARTIME STORIES (DADS ARMY) BY WALTER NOTTAGE B.E.M. WW 2.
stories, ww2

B17s BLEW UP, WARTIME STORIES BY WALTER NOTTAGE WW 2.


3 B17s BLEW UP ONE FOGGY MORNING AT PODINGTON 92ND AIR BASE,
B17s BLEW UP, WARTIME STORIES BY WALTER NOTTAGE WW 2.
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WALTER NOTTAGE WARTIME STORIES, THE B17 & THE A.T.S. GIRLS !!!!!!! WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE B.E.M. TELLS THE STORY OF A B17 WHICH RAN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY ON TO THE GRASS AND BROKE ITS BACK, THE ATS GIRLS CLIMBED OUT THE DOOR OF THE B17!!!!!!!! AT PODINGTON AIR BASE WW2 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP,
WALTER NOTTAGE WARTIME STORIES, THE B17 & THE A.T.S. GIRLS !!!!!!! WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES,(LAND ARMY GIRLS & GUNS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE B.E.M. TALKING ABOUT ALARM GUNS AND HOW THEY WORK AND THE HAY BARN STORY WITH THE TWO LAND ARMY GIRLS !!!!!!!!!!
WARTIME STORIES,(LAND ARMY GIRLS & GUNS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE WW 2.
stories, ww2

CRASHED B17, WALTER NOTTAGE (B.E.M.) WARTIME STORIES, PODINGTON. WW 2.


IN 1949 WALTER NOTTAGE WAS OFFICIALLY COMMENDED FOR HIS GREAT COURAGE IN A LETTER FROM COLONEL JAMES WILSON, THE PODINGTON BASE COMMANDER 92nd BOMB GROUP, THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A COMMENDATION FROM KING GEORGE V1. HE WAS AWARDED THE (BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL) FOR GALLANTRY, WALTER IS SEEN TALKING ABOUT THE B17 WHICH CRASHED IN HAYES WOOD NEXT TO HINWICK LODGE FARM PODINGTON DURING WW2,
CRASHED B17, WALTER NOTTAGE (B.E.M.) WARTIME STORIES, PODINGTON. WW 2.
stories, ww2

ISTRES SOUTHERN FRANCE 92ND BOMB GROUP WORKING ON THE GREEN PROJECT.WW11


92ND BOMB GROUP WORKING ON THE GREEN PROJECT AT ISTRES SOUTHERN FRANCE, WITH THE END OF THE WAR, THE AMERICANS USED ISTRES AS A STAGING POINT BETWEEN OCCUPIED GERMANY AND MOROCO FOR AIR TRANSPORT OF PERSONNEL BACK TO THE UNITED STATES, IT WAS RETURED TO FULL FRENCH CONTROL IN OCTOBER 1944.
ISTRES SOUTHERN FRANCE 92ND BOMB GROUP WORKING ON THE GREEN PROJECT.WW11
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WORLD WAR 2 (PART 4) DOC FURNISS & FRIENDS, WW 2.


DOC FURNISS AND FRIENDS 92nd BOMB GROUP TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR)
WORLD WAR 2 (PART 4) DOC FURNISS & FRIENDS, WW 2.
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WORLD WAR 2 CLIPS (PART 3) TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) WW 2.


WORLD WAR 2 CLIPS TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR)92nd BOMB GROUP, THE GREEN PROJECT FRANCE
WORLD WAR 2 CLIPS (PART 3) TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) WW 2.
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WORLD WAR 2 CLIPS (PART 2) TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) WW 2.


WORLD WAR 2 CLIPS TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR)THIS B17 WAS WAS VERY BADLEY SHOT UP OVER GERMANY
WORLD WAR 2 CLIPS (PART 2) TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) WW 2.
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WORLD WAR 2 CLIPS (PART 1) TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) WW 2.


WORLD WAR2, 92ND BOMB GROUP,
WORLD WAR 2 CLIPS (PART 1) TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) WW 2.
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B17s WITH THE NEW DISNEY BOMBS WW 2.


B17s TAKING OFF FROM PODINGTON AIR BASE BEDFORDSHIRE DURING 1944 WITH THE VERY NEW DISNEY BOMBS FITTED, THIS CLIP WAS TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) BOEING B17
B17s WITH THE NEW DISNEY BOMBS WW 2.
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B17s TAKING OFF FROM PODINGTON AIR BASE 1944 WW 2.


B17s TAKING OF FROM PODINGTON AIR BASE BEDFORDSHIR DURING WORLD WAR 2, THIS WAS TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) BOEING B17.
B17s TAKING OFF FROM PODINGTON AIR BASE 1944 WW 2.
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DAKOTA AIRCRAFT WORLD WAR 2, FLYING DISPLAY


DAKOTA AIRCRAFT AT SHUTTELWORTH FLYING DISPLAY. OLD WARDEN BEDFORDSHIRE UK
DAKOTA AIRCRAFT WORLD WAR 2, FLYING DISPLAY
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LANCASTER BOMBER WORLD WAR 2 FLYING DISPLAY. WW 2.


LANCASTER BOMBER FROM WORLD WAR 2 FLYING AT SHUTTELWORTH BEDFORDSHIRE UK
LANCASTER BOMBER WORLD WAR 2 FLYING DISPLAY. WW 2.
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95th BOMB GROUP B17 HORHAM VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA PART 4


REUNION 2005 95th BOMB GROUP HORHAM, SUFFOLK, VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA ABOUT THE WAR YEARS 1943/1944 B17
95th BOMB GROUP B17 HORHAM VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA PART 4
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95th BOMB GROUP B17 VETERANS HORHAM TALKING ON CAMERA PART 3


REUNION 2005 95th BOMB GROUP HORHAM SUFFOLK,VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA ABOUT WAR YEARS 1943/1944 B17
95th BOMB GROUP B17 VETERANS HORHAM TALKING ON CAMERA PART 3
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95th BOMB GROUP B17 VETERANS HORHAM TALKING ON CAMERA PART 2


REUNION 2005, 95th BOMB GROUP, HORHAM, SUFFOLK, VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA ABOUT WAR YEARS 1943/1944,B17,
95th BOMB GROUP B17 VETERANS HORHAM TALKING ON CAMERA PART 2
stories, ww2

95th BOMB GROUP B17 HORHAM VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA.PART 1


REUNION 2005 95th BOMB GROUP HORHAM SUFFOLK VETS TALKING ON CAMERA ABOUT WAR YEARS 1943/1944 ONE VETERAN FLEW THE GLEEN MILLER BAND,B17,
95th BOMB GROUP B17 HORHAM VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA.PART 1
stories, ww2

95th BOMB GROUP HORHAM , B17, THE RED FEATHER CLUB WW 2.


HORHAM 95th BOMB GROUP (H) SUFFOLK UK WW2, WAR, 1944,WALL ART,PAINTING,AMERICAN, THE RED FEATHER CLUB.B17
95th BOMB GROUP HORHAM , B17, THE RED FEATHER CLUB WW 2.
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TWO CRASHED ME-109s IN FRANCE 1944/45 WW 2.


TWO CRASHED GERMAN ME- 109s IN FRANCE DURING 1944/45
TWO CRASHED ME-109s IN FRANCE 1944/45 WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

FRANKFURT GERMANY 1944 TOTAL DISTRUCTION WW 2.


FRANKFURT GERMANY 1944 TOTAL DISTRUCTION BY THE NONE STOP BOMBING, THIS CLIP WAS TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) BOEING B17.
FRANKFURT GERMANY 1944 TOTAL DISTRUCTION WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

YUNKERS 88 PIGGY BACK GERMAN PLANE 1944 WW 2.


GERMAN YUNKERS PIGGY BACK PLANE 1944 GERMANY WW2, CLIPS TAKEN FROM A DVD I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) IN NTSC & PAL. BOEING B17.
YUNKERS 88 PIGGY BACK GERMAN PLANE 1944 WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

USA ARMY, 1944 FRANKFURT GERMANY WW 2.


USA ARMY 1944 IN CONVOY FRANKFURT GERMANY,THIS CLIP WAS TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) THE 92nd BOMB GROUP.
USA ARMY, 1944 FRANKFURT GERMANY WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

P38 LIGHTING 1944 AT PODINGTON AIR BASE WW 2.


P38 LIGHTING AT PODINGTON AIR BASE BEDFORDSHIRE UK 1944, HOME OF THE 92nd BOMB GROUP.CLIPS FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) BOEINGB17, 92nd BOMB GROUP
P38 LIGHTING 1944 AT PODINGTON AIR BASE WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

FUEL TANKER ON FIRE 1944 AT AIR BASE 109 PODINGTON WW 2.


OVER TURNED FUEL TANKER ON FIRE AT USA AIRFORCE BASE 109 PODINGTON 1944 HOME OF THE 92nd BOMB GROUP CLIP TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR)
FUEL TANKER ON FIRE 1944 AT AIR BASE 109 PODINGTON WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

CRASHED B17 AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE 1944 WW 2.


CRASHED B17 AT PODINGTON AIR BASE BEDFORDSHIRE 1944 THE HOME OF THE 92nd BOMB GROUP CLIP TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR)
CRASHED B17 AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE 1944 WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

WELLINGTON BOMBER, WIDOW MAKER 1944 WW2


WIDOW MAKER,WELLINGTON BOMBER,B17,PODINGTON AIR BASE, 1944,WW2 BEDFORDSHIRE,CLIPS TAKEN FROM A DVD I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR)
WELLINGTON BOMBER, WIDOW MAKER 1944 WW2
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

B17 VARIOUS PLANES,DEFUSING BOMBS, 1944 WW 2.


PODINGTON AIR BASE DURING WW2 92nd PLANES, DISNEY BOMBS,CLIPS TAKEN FROM A DVD I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR)
B17 VARIOUS PLANES,DEFUSING BOMBS, 1944 WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

CONTROL TOWER 1944 PODINGTON AIR BASE WW 2.


THE CONTROL TOWER AT PODINGTON AIR BASE BEDFORDSHIE UK 1944 CLIP TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR)
CONTROL TOWER 1944 PODINGTON AIR BASE WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

BOMB TRUCKS, 1944 AT PODINGTON BASE UK WW 2


LONDON BRICK TRUCKS CARRYING BOMBS ON THE 92nd BOMB GROUP AIR BASE DURING WW2 TAKEN FROM A DVD I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR)
BOMB TRUCKS, 1944 AT PODINGTON BASE UK WW 2
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

WELLINGTON BOMBER, NORESMAN,1944 WW 2.


WELLINGTON BOMBER AND NORSEMAN 1944,WW2 CLIPS TAKEN FROM A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED "THE DOC FURNISS WAR" BOEING B17 92nd BOMB GROUP
WELLINGTON BOMBER, NORESMAN,1944 WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

B17 1944 LANDING ON ONE WHEEL AT PODINGTON WW 2.


B17 FROM THE 92nd BOMB GROUP BASED AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE IN 1944 LANDING ON ONE WHEEL,
B17 1944 LANDING ON ONE WHEEL AT PODINGTON WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

B 17 BELLY LANDING AT PODINGTON 1944 WW 2. WITH SOUND TRACK


B17 1944 BELLY LANDING AT PODINGTON BASE BEDFORDSHIRE, TAKEN FROM MY A DVD WHICH I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) BOEING
B 17 BELLY LANDING AT PODINGTON 1944 WW 2. WITH SOUND TRACK
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

B17 1944 BROKE ITS BACK ON LANDING AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE WW 2.


A B17 FROM THE 92nd BOMB GROUP OVER SHOT THE RUNWAY IT TIPS UP COMES DOWN AND BRAKES ITS BACK,
B17 1944 BROKE ITS BACK ON LANDING AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

B17 1944 BEING TOWED AT PODINGTON BASE BEDFORDSHIIRE UK WW 2.


B17 FROM THE 92nd BOMB GROUP BEING TOWED FROM A CORN FIELD, IT OVER SHOT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AT PODINGTON BASE BEDFORDSHIRE UK DURING WW2 1944
B17 1944 BEING TOWED AT PODINGTON BASE BEDFORDSHIIRE UK WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

B17 1944 IN FLIGHT FLYING FORTRES GOING ON A BOMBING RAID WW 2.


A B17 FLYING FORTRESS FROM THE 92nd BOMB GROUP FLYING BACK FROM A MISSION IN GERMANY 1944
B17 1944 IN FLIGHT FLYING FORTRES GOING ON A BOMBING RAID WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

STEAM ENGINE PLOUGHING DURING 1944 WORLD WAR 2


Two Steam Engines Ploughing 1944
STEAM ENGINE PLOUGHING DURING 1944 WORLD WAR 2
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

B17 1944 BELLY LANDING AT PODINGTON BASE BEDFORDSHIRE UK WW 2.


B17 Belly Landing at Podington Base Bedfordshire UK 1944, Taken from my DVD which I have produced called (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) in NTSC & PAL.
B17 1944 BELLY LANDING AT PODINGTON BASE BEDFORDSHIRE UK WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

LONDON 1944 PICCADILLY CIRCUS, FROM A DVD I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) WW 2.


London 1944 Piccadilly Circus Clips taken from a DVD which I have produced called (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) in NTSC & PAL.
LONDON 1944 PICCADILLY CIRCUS, FROM A DVD I HAVE PRODUCED CALLED (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) WW 2.
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2

LONDON 1944 WORLD WAR 2 WW2, BIG BEN, PARLIAMENT


Video clips from a DVD I produced called (THE DOC FURNISS WAR) The original 16mm film was filmed by Doc Furniss, a Flight Surgeon from the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington, Bedfordshire U.K. in 1944
LONDON 1944 WORLD WAR 2 WW2, BIG BEN, PARLIAMENT
92nd bomb group, military, vintage film, ww2
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