A diary of a Russian aircrew as they prepare and complete a successful bombing mission. Russian officials arrive to congratulate them.
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Title card in Russian "South West front fighting day"
LS. Silhouette of aircraft against the skyline. MS. Aircrew preparing aircraft in silhouette. LS. bomber seen in silhouettes with aircrew moving on it's wing. LS. Machine moving into position to start propellor. LS. Aircrew seen from underneath aircraft. MS. Officers huddled around table studying maps. MS. Officers. MS Officer picks up the phone and starts to speak. MS. Aircrew studying flight charts. MS Officer addressing aircrew. MS. Group of Aircrew being briefed. Bombs laid out on a snowy airfield. MS. Aircrew raising bombs into the bay of aircraft. MS. Bombs loaded onto aircraft. MS. Airman speaking into telephone. LS. Officer finishes dressing the airmen and they move off. LS. Airmen get into their parachutes. LS. Aircrew make their way to the plane and climb in using a small ladder. Various shots of Aircrew dressing ready for flight. MS. Pilots climbing into the cockpits of fighter planes. MS. Gunner prepares his machine gun MS. Pilot closing the windows of his plane. MS. Propellor of aeroplane starts up. MS. Aeroplane taxiing. WS. Line of single seater fighter planes. WS. As bomber takes off across snowy airfield. MS. Bomber taxing towards camera. LS. Camera pans with low flying aircraft. WS. Pan two low flying aircraft.
Intertitle in Russian. "Under bombardment crossing the frontline" Air to Air Bomber in flight. Air to Air bombers in flight. Aerial View of countryside Air to Air as bombs are released we see explosion below. Aerial view of bombs exploding below. Air to Air of bomber seen from below. Air to Air aircraft in flight. Air to Air of dog fight with fighter aircraft one is hit and we see it descend. WS. Through tress of huge explosion. LS. Burning wreckage.
Intertitle in Russian "Our Airlines return to the airfield"
WS. Aircrew waiting as bomber returns. MS. Bomber as the engines wind down. LS. Crews emerging from the bombe after their trip. WS. Aircrews make their way back across the airfield. MS. Woman who hands a plate of food to the airmen. MS. Aircrews eating. Ground to Air. An aircraft returning the airmen look on. MS. Pilot climbing out of his aircraft. LS. Aircrew examining damage to plane. CU. Damage showing bullet holes in the aircraft. MS. Pilot explaining to other airmen exactly what happened. WS. As aircrews start to play. MS. Airmen studying a newspaper. MS. Aircrew seated looking at newspaper.
Intertitle in Russian "The Communist Party Honours Commission visits the Aircrews".
MS. Airmen receiving documents and shaking hands with officials WS. Bomber. WS. Airmen greeting officials. MS. Airmen demonstrating the aircraft to officials. MS. Pilot in his cockpit. MS. Fighter plane. LS. Man with binoculars. WS. As aircrews walk with cart and horse. WS. Pan across countryside to see sentry.