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  • Doolittle Raid Launch Footage - 1942

    Doolittle Raid Launch Footage - 1942

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    The Doolittle Raid, April 18, 1942, was the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese home island of Honshu during World War II. The mission was notable since it was the only time in U.S. Military history that United States Army Air Force

  • German Glider Training/ Sailplanes WWII Era Historic Film 74232

    German Glider Training/ Sailplanes WWII Era Historic Film 74232

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    This historic German educational film shows flights of sailplanes or gliders. After World War I many gliders were built for sporting purposes in Germany, because of post-WWI regulations forbidding the construction and flight of motorized planes. As a resu

  • WWII HVAAR / FFAR Aircraft & Ship Launch Rockets In Color 27242

    WWII HVAAR / FFAR Aircraft & Ship Launch Rockets In Color 27242

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    This fascinating silent color film from World War II shows a variety of rockets produced by the United States for use in the conflict. Many of these weapons were developed at Caltech, and the film shows some of the work done there to perfect these systems

  • Construction Of Bucker BU-181 Aircraft Randsdorf, Germany 73572

    Construction Of Bucker BU-181 Aircraft Randsdorf, Germany 73572

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    This silent German educational film shows the construction of a Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann aircraft, one of the Luftwaffe's standard training airplanes throughout WWII. The prototype Bü 181 (D-ERBV) made its maiden flight in February 1939 wit

  • Combat Film Report No. 506: Conquest By Air

    Combat Film Report No. 506: Conquest By Air

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    1945 U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-506, Conquest By Air. National Archives description: "Reel 1 shows a flashback of French troops storming German trenches during World War I; B-26's, B-17's, and P-38's in the air and bombs falling on Rouen

  • P-47s Arrive At Iwo Jima

    P-47s Arrive At Iwo Jima

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    U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #4268. No clapperboard. P-47s in a row on airfield. A P-47 is towed. Crew on airfield. Shots of P-47N including tail number 488389. Ground crew cleans canopy. Pilots walk to aircraft. Planes taxi and take o

  • Free French Air Force In WWII "France Flies Again" & Aleutians Campaign 74042

    Free French Air Force In WWII "France Flies Again" & Aleutians Campaign 74042

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    This WWII newsreel contains two segments. The first, "France Flies Again" shows the hand-off of P-40 Warhawk aircraft to the Free French Air Force (French: Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres, FAFL), the air arm of the Free French Forces duri

  • Building The B-24 Bomber During WWII "Story Of Willow Run" 74182

    Building The B-24 Bomber During WWII "Story Of Willow Run" 74182

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    Made by the Ford Motor Company during WWII, "The Story of Willow Run" explains the company's role in producing the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber. Narrated by Harry Wismer, the film explains how Ford manufactured and built B-24 Liberators under

  • Aircraft Recognition: Focke-Wulf 190

    Aircraft Recognition: Focke-Wulf 190

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    Army Air Forces training film #TF 1-3681 Aircraft Recognition: Focke-Wulf 190. National Archives Identifier: 6044534 no description.

  • Aircraft Recognition JU-88

    Aircraft Recognition JU-88

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    National Archives description "This training film focuses on the Junkers Ju 88, a World War II German Luftwaffe twin-engine, multi-role aircraft."

  • Aircraft Recognition Heinkel 177

    Aircraft Recognition Heinkel 177

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    Army Air Forces training film # TF 1-3621 Aircraft Recognition Heinkel 177 National Archives Identifier: 6042539 listed as "Aircraft Recognition: Heinkel 177, ca. 1942"

  • Tuskegee Airman

    Tuskegee Airman

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    75-years ago the Tuskegee Airmen defeated the odds and become the first African American aviator combat fighters.

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