Two U.S. Army Air Force fliers of the 351st Heavy Bomb Group stand in front of a large wall map during World War 2. A U.S. Army Air Force Warrant Officer, Mr. Steele, holds a packet of chewing tobacco and puts some in his mouth.. USAAF fliers seated on chairs watching the filming, are amused. Suddenly, one of them gets up and looks out the window. They all get up and leave the room quickly.
Field ambulance pulled up beside a B-17, of the USAAF 8th Air Force, 351st Bomb Group, on grass at RAF Station Polebrook, Northhamptonshire, England, during World War 2. Holes seen in vertical stablizer of the B-17. Wounded crewman is lifted into ambulance on a litter. View of battle damage to gunner's position in the B-17. Belt ammunition dangling in the hole. Airmen carrying another crewman on a stretcher.Bullet and shrapnel holes in B-17 fuselage. USAAF Lieutenant Colonel examines Flak hole in wing of B-17. View of crashed B-17 with fuselage cracked in two. It bears the Group's "triangle J" tail code. Ambulatory wounded crew member escorted to an ambulance.Airman standing in front of a B-17 with battle damage. USAAF Sergeant seated on ground beside a damaged B-17. Views of battle damage all over the B-17. Aircrews stand by their aircraft as more wounded are moved to ambulances. Pilot looking out of Copilot's window in B-17 cockpit, under which "flap raiser" is written in chalk. (A sarcastic comment on limited duties of copilot.) Aircrews gather to relax, as one plays guitar and sings "Home on the Range." All join singing the refrain.One airman re-reads a letter from home. They all jump up and rush off to duties.
Scene from filming of "Combat America" at RAF Polebrook in England. U.S. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress parked on an airbase. Several takes of AAF Gunner, Sergeant Posti, with belt of 50 caliber ammunition over his shoulder talking with Captain Clark Gable, standing near the plane.
Scenes from filming of "Combat America," at RAF Polebrook, Northamptonshire, England, during World War 2. B-17s parked on the airfield. U.S. Airmen standing near and on balcony of the Base Operations control tower building. Interior of Quonset Hut barrack. An airman reading. Four U.S. Army Air Force Officers posing in Class A uniform with blouse and hat.
Several takes of scene from filming of "Combat America." Activities of the United States Army Air Forces stationed at RAF Polebrook, Northamptonshire, England, during World War 2. Airmen sleeping in barracks.Posters pasted on the wall in the background. A U.S. AAF Officer, wearing patch of 351st Bomb Group, on his jacket, enters the room and awakens them by pulling their covers off. Airman gets out of bed.
Activities of the U.S. AAF military units stationed at RAF Polebrook , Northamptonshire, England, during filming of "Combat America" in World War 2. Officers coming out of a quonset hut. Soldiers seated in a jeep. A trailer attached to the jeep. Bombs loaded on the trailer. The jeep leaves the area. U.S. Army Air Force personnel in parade formation.
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