Strategic bombing attack 'Shuttle Mission' by B-17 Flying Fortresses of the U.S. Army Air Forces on August 17, 1943 over Germany during World War II. A formation of B-17Fs over Germany. Vapor trails left by the airplanes. Aerial view of a German city. Smoking targets. B-17Fs over the Alps. A B-17 aircraft with a damaged tail flies over Regensburg, Germany. A B-17 aircraft with a damaged nose. Aerial view of African coastline. Mountainous terrain of Algiers, Algeria. Aerial view of barracks in Algiers. B-17Fs land on a field.
Lieutenant General Mark Clark of U.S. Army, British General Kenneth Anderson, British Admiral Andrew Cunningham, and French Admiral Jean Darlan review United States troops at Algiers in Algeria. U.S. troops salute passingt the high ranking officers. Robert Murphy, United States Minister to North Africa, conversing with U.S. soldiers. U.S. troops aboard a Landing Craft Tank (LCT). Guns mounted on the LCT. Buoy in the harbor and city of Algiers in the background. Distant vessels stand in the harbor. U.S. soldiers aboard an LCT. Black belts (light preservers) around soldiers' waists . Distant convoy of Allied ships escorted by British destroyers head to Bone, Algeria. A view of harbor at Bone. U.S. General Lee Tanks (M3) are unloaded from LCT at the shore. Men unload cargo of ammunition from a Britsh supply ship. Men handle ammunition crates at a supply depot.
Bomb being unloaded from cargo ship at Algiers harbor, Algeria during World War II. U.S. bomb dump shows stack of 500 lb. bombs in the foreground and bushes in the background. Bomb stacks nestled in bushes. Arab laborers and U.S. Army Air Force personnel load truck with bombs. Truck loaded with bombs moves down road leading to Rivet (large munitions dump). Laborers roll bombs onto a truck parked on the dock. Cargo ship in the background on dock. Bomb-loaded cargo net lowers onto quay of Algiers harbor. Arab dockworkers roll bombs. Bombs hoisted onto dock from cargo ship.
Crew members of U.S. Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortresses in Algiers, Algeria during 'Shuttle Mission' of World War II. U.S. air and ground crew have K-rations in a field. B-17s parked on the field. Crew members under the wing of a B-17. Crew members sit with Arab children. An EM (Enlisted Man) shaves. EMs have breakfast and eat watermelon. An EM in cowboy boots. An EM rides a donkey accompanied by two Arab boys. EMs ride camels.
U.S. Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortresses in Algiers, Algeria during 'Shuttle Mission' of World War II. U.S. EMs (Enlisted Men) check ammunition. An EM inspects weapon and wipes gun parts. EMs checking wheels of a B-17F aircraft. A pilot with earphones in the cockpit. The airplane warms up. A formation of B-17Fs returning to England.
The Bastille Day Parade being witnessed by leader of Free French Forces General Charles De Gaulle in Algiers, Algeria. The officers salute on the side of the road. A man with a camera takes pictures. French naval officers in white uniform and other officers on the side of the road. The U.S. Army band marches on the road. Trees on the side path. The man with camera on the road. U.S. guards with rifles march. Man with U.S. flag in the front. Man with a flag follows. A cadet salutes in the front. Guards with rifles follow. The crowd on the side of the road watch. The French Army band follows. The French troops holding rifles march behind the band. Children, men and women look on from the side of the road as the guards march. Officers salute as they stand in front of the children. Men with flags and rifles march. General De Gaulle with other French officers and dignitaries on the other side of the road. General De Gaulle salutes as troops pass. French troops wearing American uniform ride in tanks and other American equipment. Crowd on either side of the road watch.