Rare D Day color film
Flight formation training in Austria Bluesky in January 2013
Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. Naval Photographic Center film #4535. National Archives description "1) HA AV PAN Japanese airstrip, bomb craters, smoke.2) AtoA LS American SBD flying over airfield.3) HA AV PAN Over airfield; bomb hits; roads.4) HA AV Harbor; ships at finger piers; buildings; SBD airborne; tracer fire.5) HA AV Plane firing tracers at buildings along harbor; building explodes; PAN to plane firing tracers at ships in harbor.6) HA AV Finger piers along harbor.7) AV Tracers strafing enemy installations in palm grove; PAN to bomb hits in harbor.8) HA AV Bomb hit near finger piers; tracers; PAN to beached AP.9) HA AV Tracer hits along Japanese installations in palm tree area; SBD aircraft making passes over buildings; bomb hits.10) HA AV Tracers firing into coconut palm grove; roadway next to grove; PAN along coastline.11) HA AV Tracers firing at harbor installations; bomb hits; aircraft flying low over land; PAN. G12) HA AV Coconut palm grove; PAN, smoke rising from buildings.13) HA AV Japanese installation in grove of palm trees; bomb hits; PAN, partially submerged transport ship in harbor.14) HA AV CU Bomb hits in palm trees; smoke rising from burning buildings." National Archives Identifier: 77151
Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. United States Naval Photographic Center film #11213 . National Archives description: "This film shows aircraft carriers, including the USS Enterprise (CV-6), as they were attacked by Japanese suicide planes."
Photo 1: Four American soldiers lie dead along a Belgian road during the Battle of the Bulge - December 1944. Photo 2: Austrian women committed suicide out of fear of the advancing Red Army, April 1945 Photo 3: The last seconds of life of the six crewmen of the USAAF’s Glenn Martin B-26C Marauder Photo 4: Freed from Japanese Captivity Photo 5: Allied vessel sinking Photo 6: Dead Japanese soldiers and wrecked Daihatsu-class landing craft on Buna beach, New Guinea, 1943 Photo 7: As this Russian tank drove onto a mine, one of its crew member got under it, 1941 Photo 8: Dachau, Germany, American soldiers posing in front of bodies of dead German soldiers. Photo 9: Finnish soldiers lie dead in a trench. Karelian Isthmus, June 10, 1944. Photo 10: Mocking the dead Photo 11: Frans Ziereis, commander of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp killed by inmates Photo 12: SS soldier stoned to death Photo 13: A freed prisoner fights a German soldier at the dachau concentration camp Photo 14: The last cigarette before being executed Photo 15: Soviet soldier frozen corpse used as road sign Photo 16: Console Francisci, commander of Legione Tagliamento, giving the last salute to some Black Shirts of his unit. Eastern front Photo 17: The pilot of a German fighter Bf-109 bails out as his aircraft was crucially hit by an enemy aircraft Photo 18: While attacking a group of US bombers this German fighter Focke-Wulf FW 190 D-9 almost clashes with the bomb drop of an enemy aircraft. Over Germany, 1944/45. Photo 19: Wounded infant found by US troops in Saipan mountains Photo 20: Winter clad Soviets take a German position, winter, late war Photo 21: Somewhere on the Eastern Front,Russian family murdered by retreating German soldiers,with a dagger left behind to mark their kill Photo 22: As early as 1941, cannabalism was present in German camps Photo 23: Russian child next to her mother who was killed in the Ozarichi concentration camp Photo 24: This Japanese soldier refused to come out of his bunker for 10 minutes.Unfortunately, he decided to surrender just as a Marine flame thrower was turned on the bunker Photo 25: Chinese civilians to be buried alive by Japanese soldiers for most likely no reason at all Photo 26: Dutch soldier killed in his dug-out,may 1940.Grebbeberg Battle,The Netherlands Photo 27: Photograph of a Luftwaffe pilot jumping from his damaged plane was made by Maj. James Dalgish, Rome, N.Y., a U.S. 9th AF fighter-bomber pilot, during a air battle over the Belgian Bulge Photo 28: Japanese soldiers and P.O.Ws forcefully look on as one of the Chinese comrades is executed Photo 29: Chinese P.O.W. executed Photo 30: Dead GI ,Worms/Germany, late March 1945 Photo 31: Upper photo: Villagers of Kantomary waiting to be executed. The Fallschirmjägger executed in groups of eight at each time. Waiting for the shoot time was a cruel mental torture.Down photo: Kantomaryans being fired at. Notice at the low left a man trying to protect a person (seems to be a woman) with his own body. Photo 32: Two soviet soldiers have been frozen to death Photo 33: Last moments of a B 26 Marauder Photo 34: Soviet partisans hanged Photo 35: New Mexico hit by a Kamikaze attack aircraft at dusk off of Okinawa, 12 May 1945. Photo taken from the cruiser Wichita Photo 36: Japanese Zero kamikaze fighter, burning from anti-aircraft fire diving at the U.S. cruiser Columbia during the Lingayen Gulf operations, Jan 6 1945 Photo 37: A DUKW heading towards a beach on Iwo Jima. Feb-19-1945 Photo 38: B-17 with wing blown off by an Me-262 over Crantenburg, Germany 1944-45 Photo 39: A B-17 going down in Flames Photo 40: Italian partisans display the mutilated bodies of Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci Photo 41: Sailor killed at Kanoehe Bay during raid on Pearl Harbor Photo 42: GI's treating a wounded German soldier Photo 43: The severed head of a napalmed Japanese soldier is propped up below the gun turret of a disabled Japanese tank in the Solomon Islands in 1943. Photo 44: Chinese soldier shot by Japanese sniper Photo 45: Dead Soviet soldier got caught by the tracks of his own tank Photo 46: German dead at Stalingrad Photo 47: A camp prisoner who tried to escape under a door, some of over 150 burned alive by the Nazis in a warehouse 4 days before the camp liberation. Gardelegen, Germany Photo 48: AA gun shoots a paratrooper plane Photo 49: USA bomber hit in near France by German anti air craft gun Photo 50: Ustashi men smiling while be-heading a victim Photo 51: Execution in the Eastern front Photo 52: A heavy US bomber B-24 "Liberator" took a direct hit of German flak and breaks apart Photo 53: Mass execution Kraigonev, USSR, summer 1941. Photo 54: This German soldier has been hit by the enemy fire while attacking the 10th Russian Army (Central Sector), circa 1941 Photo 55: The last seconds before a execution Photo 56: Members of an Einsatzkommando firing at a group of men standing at the bottom of a trench. Circa : 1941-1942 Photo 57: This Russian tanksoldier made it out of the debris of his destroyed tank but then died of his injuries. Photo 58: This boy's dead body, aflame, bears ghastly witness of the horror of the damage done by V-2 on main intersection in Antwerp on main supply line to Holland. Belgium, ca. November 27, 1944 Photo 59: An American soldier looks at a very young German soldier's injury while awaiting the arrival of a medic. September 6, 1944 Photo 60: Russian slave laborer among prisoners liberated by 3rd Armored Division points out fromer Nazi guard who brutally beat prisoners. Germany, April 14, 1945. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=44e_1339504607#TXPOUpWlL7uc2lSr.99
1945 Last Days of Air War in Europe - Part 1 of 2