Rare D Day color film
Part of a maximum-effort Group mission, B-24 Liberators of the 493rd Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Group, 10th Air Force, fly from India to Burma on January 18, 1945, to attack Thedaw Airfield. Mission involved all four 7th Group squadrons, two RAF Liberator squadrons, and a fighter escort. Shown are 493rd B-24s crossing the Burma coast, Irrawaddy River and mountains, No. 41 with open bomb bays dropping its bomb load, hits and smoke on the airstrip, B-24s over the scene, more drops and hits. Photography by 10th AAF Combat Camera Unit. Source: Record Group 18, CS 3037, National Archives II. Copy is from original film converted to VHS then to VCD.
Flight formation training in Austria Bluesky in January 2013
(Color, Silent) GSAP strafing. Courtesy: Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 18 SFP 9261 US Army Air Force. Cameramen: Johnson. April 1945. Aerial shots of GSAP strafing vehicle on road, factory area, buildings, town, trains, parked aircrafts (shots of flights taken by various pilots, named by cameraman on slates). Click to subscribe! http://bit.ly/subAIRBOYD The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube.