A film titled 'VIII Fighter Command Capt. O' Neill 62 Sqdn.(Squadron) 56 F.G.(Fighter Group) attacking ME-109 G on 20 December 1943'. Gun camera footage shows German Air Force aircraft ME-109 G exploding following aerial attack during World War II in Germany.
Operations of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) 56th Fighter Group stationed at RAF Halesworth, Southwold, Suffolk, England, during World War 2. A Lieutenant pilot of 56th Fighter Group, writes notes on back of his hamd during briefing by Group Commander about "ramrod" (escort) mission to accompany B-17 bombers to Bremen, Germany. Intelligence officer briefs on enemy flak and fighters, and tells aircrews to watch out for German twin engine rocket planes from below. Weather officer briefs on anticipated conditions. Aircrews synchronize watches. (Narrator remarks about "Ramrod to Emden, suggesting that footage may contain mix of scenes from different missions.) Pilots board jeep ankle deep in mud, piling their chutes on the hood. Jeep stops near a P-47 abd oilot climbs into its cockpit. Propeller seen rotating. P-47C, 41-6271 “Rat Racer” of the 61st Fighter Squadron is seen. Planes taxiing.
Aerial views of Bremen City in Germany. Buildings, sculptures, statues and markets in the city. Bremen Town Hall and St. Peter's Cathedral. The Bremen Roland statue and clock tower. Statues and skeletons inside cathedral. Pedestrians and traffic on streets of Bremen.
Scenes of Nazi U-Boats (Wolfpacks), crew members and natives at Lorient, Wilhelmshaven and Bremen in Germany. A Nazi U-Boat hangar. American bombers loaded with bombs take off from an airstrip. Bombers drop bombs over Nazi U-Boat bases and harbor from a high altitude.
The German North LLoyd luxury ocean liner "Bremen" under construction at the Weser Shipyards in Bremen, Germany. Workmen cover the steel deck-plates with teakwood. Large crane lifts diesel engine on to ship. Man holds armful of electric wires. Men reinforce ceiling of First Class lounge. Men panel walls with exotic woods. The Bremen at sea.underway to Southhampton, England.
Boat sails in water and German flag on the boat. Ships at docks. Crane hoists cargo containers. Crane hoists a car and other vehicles from water. Workers weld in shipyard. Ocean liner Bremen arrives at Bremen port. Passengers aboard liner Bremen.