US Flying Fortresses conducting daylight air raids on Berlin and footage of a giant 12.000 lb bomb.
GAV (AERIAL) about 6 Fortresses flying over Channel. LAV 6 Fortresses flying over Channel. CU side view pilot in plane. SAV looking down on 3 bombers flying over enemy territory. CUAV 2 bombers flying over enemy territory. GAV 17 bombers over cloud. SV machinegunner wearing oxygen mask. CU navigator wearing oxygen mask. GAV vapour trails from many bombers. Nearer shot vapour trails from many bombers. GAV man bombers over clouds and Berlin. CUAV bomber flying thru flak. SAV flak bursting. SAV 2 bombers dropping bombs. GAV bombs bursting on target. GAV bombs dropping from bomber. GAV bombs bursting on target. LAV shot formation of 12 bombers in air homeward bound. CU feathered prop. pan to bombers in air.
CUA 12,000 lb bomb bursting --- still shot 12,000 lb bomb bursting --- continuation of bomb finishing burs.t (R.A.F.F.U.)
Night scene showing raid on enemy territory ... LIB. NO. 12807
ENGLAND: THE BATTLE OF GERMANY:- Heavy U.S. bomber forces raid Berlin in daylight. R.A.F. release pictures of 12,000 bomb. England GAV 14 bombers flying over country and flare dropping. GV pan bomber landing and flare going up into air. SV pan bomber taxiing. GV bomber landing and 18 more bombers in air coming in. SV pan bomber taxiing in. CU wounded member of crew being taken from plane. CU wounded member being put on stretcher. GV pilots and crews posing round bomber which was leader. SV chief pilot says [- "Now, that you boys have been over Berlin - how would you like to go again?" (Nat.Sd.) LV pilot and crews cheering (Nat.Sd.) Angle shot 4,000 bomb being brought out of dump. LV 4,000 lb bomb being lowered in front of plane. SV 4,000 lb bomb being lowered in front of plane. TV 8,000 lb bomb being hoisted onto truck. SV 8,000 lb bomb being hoisted on truck. GV many 8,000 lb bombs lying on trucks on drome. Shot underneath bomb rack bomb being hoisted.
CU hand winding up. SV bomb in position in rack of plane. GV 12,000 lb bomb being pulled alongside 1,000 lb bomb. SV 12,000 lb bomb alongside 1,000 lb bomb and pan 12,000 lb bomb moving off on truck. GV 12,000 lb bomb being pulled in front of Lancaster bomber. STV 12,000 lb bomb being backed towards bomb rack pan up to nose of Lancaster bomber. (R.A.F.F.U.)
Airforce - Active; Germany; Munitions and Armaments
Background: US Flying Fortresses conducting daylight air raids on Berlin and footage of a giant 12.000 lb bomb.