14TH AIR FORCE IN CHINA DURING WORLD WAR II " CHINA CRISIS " FLYING TIGERS CHENNAULT 21874a
Views of Free China, its industry, and its ports (0:14-1:16). The Japanese empire subjugated China (1:17-1:19). Rice paddy (1:31-1:34). The Chinese primitive irrigation system (1:35-1:47). The Kunming base in China, home of the 14th Air Force and the Flying Tigers, commanded by General Claire Chennault (2:17-2:58). A transport plane (2:31-2:35). Arial view of Calcutta, India’s seaport and docks (2:59-3:17). American jeeps (3:18-3:26). A transport barge on the Brahmaputra River which flows through China, India, and Bangladesh (3:56-4:00). Assam Calcutta Railroad (4:01-4:16). Army trucks (4:17-4:31). Heavy equipment crane (4:46-4:52). Chabua, Upper Assam, India where supplies are stored (5:50-6:13) such as barrels of gasoline, and bombs (6:14-6:23). A transport plane, loaded with equipment, is flown over the Himalaya Mountains, the Hump (6:24-6:45). Views of the Himalaya Mountain peaks (6:46-8:04). Kunming Lake, China (8:05-8:36). The Flying Tigers, American Volunteer Group of former Army, Navy, and Marine pilots (9:02-9:24). Robert T. Smith, WW II pilot and ace (9:30-9:33). Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft first flown in 1938 (9:34-9:39). The Flying Tigers (9:40-9:53). Commander was Brigadier General Claire Chennault, Old Leatherface (9:54-10:00). P-40 Warhawks (10:01-10:14). Illustration of the need for the Flying Tigers to protect the Hump (10:15-10:42). Japanese air fighters and bombers (10:43-11:02). Footage of General Chennault’s famous fighter tactics (12:12-14:33). Illustration of the 14th Air Force tactics (15:18-16:00). Chinese people building air fields for the Americans (16:01-18:08). Slurry is made and carried by buckets to cover the foundation (18:09-18:40). Chinese air-raid provisions: A cave at Guilin, or Kweilin, for headquarters, Chinese spotters used telephones and radios, and saved pilots that had to bail out (19:21-21:06). The long range B-24 Liberator , B-25 Mitchell bomber, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bomber (21:12-21:21). Flying B-24 (21:47-21:54). Aircraft boneyards or graveyards supplied parts (21:55-22:05). Refueling the aircraft (22:54-23:03). Supplies are moved by trucks (24:12-24:23), Chinese Railroads (24:25-24:33), Chinese sampan boats (24:34-24:38), and Chinese junk boats (24:39-24:48). Illustration of tactic to affect Japanese trade routes and shipping (25:41-26:16). Footage of American attack on Japanese ships and land (26:18-28:20). B-24 landing (28:20-28:29). Illustration of Japanese tactics to fight back (28:40-29:15). Illustration of the East China Offensive (29:16-29:37). Footage of the aftermath of war (29:48-30:51). Americans dropped supplies to the Chinese (30:52-31:14). Footage of Gen. Chennault, Gen. Joseph Stilwell, and Gen. Clinton (Casey) Vincent (32:13-32:20). Footage of base and Chinese city destruction so the Japanese could not get them (32:30-34:13). Footage of Chinese refuge’s and soldiers fleeing the Japanese. They were protected by American soldiers (34:52-38:20). Illustration of Japanese movements (39:07-39:43). Summary of what the 14th Air Force did (40:03-40:31).