ACTUAL WWII Videos-Memphis Belle-Flying Bomb
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The Memphis Belle Story - Actual WW-II War Department Footage Plus BONUSES

Over 3 hours of original video footage used to train our troops

This collection contains:

The Memphis Belle: Story of a Flying Fortress -10 minutes
This film is a war documentary produced by one of the "Hollywood Colonels," William Wyler, who joined the Air Force Film unit and recorded the sights and sounds of the last mission of a B-17 bomber known as the Memphis Belle, named after the girlfriend of the pilot.

A narrator told the story of the 10 crewmen as examples of simple average American boys doing a tough job. The men and plane were filmed during the bombing raid on the submarine pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany, "just one mission of just one plane and one crew in one squadron in one group of one wing of one Air Force out of fifteen United States Army Air Forces." .

It used handheld 16mm and 35mm cameras inside the plane to give the perspective of the crew. Wyler in fact combined footage from several missions to represent this last 25th mission of the plane, a mission that was actually a milk run with no casualties and no difficult landing. .

He also used film shot by the 8th AAF Combat Camera Unit. Wyler wanted to film a flak burst but never was able to get one: "I could never get one explosion because how the hell do you know where one's going to explode? Once the cloud is there it's too late. All that flak so close to us, and I could never get the explosion." .

From October 1943 to March 1944, Wyler edited in the U.S. the 20,000 feet of film he shot in Europe, producing a 42-minute color film that was considered beautiful and dramatic.
Color - MP4 video format - Created by U.S. Army Air Corps, 1944
Run time - approximately 42 min.

BONUS - How to fly The B-17 - Ground Operations - 34 minutes
Military training film in which an instructor takes a new B-17 bomber pilot through preflight inspections of the aircraft and preparation for departure.
Black and white - MP4 video format - Created by U.S. Army Air Forces, 1943
Run time - approximately 34 min.

BONUS- FLAK - 16 mins
This once-classified U.S. Air Force training film depicts evasive maneuvers used by bomber pilots to avoid being hit by enemy antiaircraft fire.

The film includes animated illustrations by Disney studios and captured footage of enemy antiaircraft batteries in action
Black and white - MP4 video format -
Created by U.S. War Department, 1943
Run time - approximately 16 min.

BONUS- P47 Thunderbolt Fighter/Bomber- 44 minutes
A documentary about the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter bomber and its use in missions over Italy during the 2nd World War.

Color - MP4 video format - Created by Carl Krueger Productions, 1947
Run time - approximately 44 min.

BONUS- Introduction to the P-39 - 37 minutes
Training film for military pilots of the Bell P-39 Airacobra pursuit aircraft, examining flight techniques, cockpit layout, and armament.

Color - MP4 video format - Produced by Bell Aircraft Corporation, 1942
Run time - approximately 37 min.

SPECIAL BONUS- FZG 76 - V-1 (flying bomb) - 29 minutes
In the autumn of 1936, the Argus engine company, began work on the further development of remote controlled aircraft for anti aircraft target practice the FZG 46 (Flak-Ziel-Gerät 46 = anti-aircraft targeting device 46).

On 9 November 1939, Argus engine company came up with a proposal for a remote controlled aircraft carrying a payload of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) over a distance of 500 km (310 mi) was forwarded to the RLM (German Air Ministry).

In April 1940, presented an improved study of Project "Fernfeuer" to the RLM, as Project P 35 "Erfurt". In 1942 the Fiesler aircraft company took up the production under the name "Fi 103" the RLM gave the Fi 103 production a high priority and development was undertaken at the Luftwaffe test centre at Karlshagen. The V-1 was designed under the codename Kirschkern (cherry stone)

The FZG 76 (Fi 103) was an completely new weapon design an early pulse-jet-powered example of what would later be called a cruise missile. In total, 2,448 V-1s were launched and the V-1 attacks caused 22,892 casualties (almost entirely civilians).

This German training film labeled as "TOP SECRET" from the E.d.L (Erprobungsstelle der Luftwaffe = Test Center of the Air Force) Karlshagen describes in detail the technique and handling of this completely new weapon system.

Black and White - MP4 video format - Produced by Erprobungsstelle der Luftwaffe Karlshagen, 1944
Run time - approximately 44 min. - Language - GERMAN

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