Bomb group bombs over a bridge in Capua, Italy on 29th September, 1943. American bombers in flight. Aerial view of Capua. Explosions over target. Smoke rises from target.
Traffic moving across a Bridge over Volturno River built by 1st battalion U.S. Army 343rd Engineers in Capua, Italy,during World War 2. The original bridge has been demolished and sits in the river bed. Closer view of the site. Traffic moving on the intact bridge is mostly military. View from water of an almost completely submerged section of the destroyed bridge. View from opposite shore of old buildings across the river, including the tower of the Cathedral of Capua (Cattedrale dei SS. Stefano e Agata). Camera pans from various places, including sandy bank of the river. Closer views of bridge show pedestrians walking across it.
(Note 1: The bridge built by 343rd Engineers, from October 16th to November 9th, was a semi-permanent structure, 332 ft high, 370 feet long, and classified as a two-way Class 40 or one-way Class 70 bridge. A million vehicles crossed it during the entire Italian campaign. Note 2: reportedly, opening slate refers to Major Linden Rigby, 196th Signal Photo Company, involved in the making of this film.)
Capua, Italy. B-25 in flight. Aerial views of clouds, targets over Tiber River and city. Smoke rises over targets. Bomb puffs on target.
321st bomb group bombs bridge in Capua, Italy. American bomber B-25 in ground 'Sylvester the snap' on B-25. Engine of B-25. Aerial views of clouds, targets over city. Bomb puffs over targets. Smoke rises over targets. Bomb group in flight.
Bridge over Volturno River built by 1st battalion 343rd Engineers in Capua, Italy. Old bridge demolished. Vehicles cross the bridge. Germans retreat the bridge, which was blown up. 343rd engineers credit sign on new bridge. Building collapsed. Bomb wrecked homes. Excessive home damage testified to poor marksmanship of the German fliers.
Wrecked and bombed church. An aged Italian woman enters church, places flowers at altar and speaks to chaplain. Hole in church ceiling. Holy statue. U.S. Army Catholic chaplain celebrates the day. Soldiers kneel in prayers. Crucifix. Silhouette of congregation against large hole in side of wall. U.S. soldiers filing out of church.