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Bombing of a bridge in Capua, Italy.

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1943, September 29
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
B-25 bomber of 321st bomb group hits targets near Capua, Italy, during World War II

Slate photographed at Grottaglie, Italy where the U.S. Army Air Forces 321st Bombardment Group is based, in September, 1943, during World War 2. View of a 321st Bomb Group B-25 bomber in flight over a River in Italy. A string of bombs dropping from the B-25. View of the Volturno River below and bombs striking roads, buildings, and a bridge over the river in the vicinity of Capua, Italy.

Date: 1943, September 29
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Allied military traffic using bridge across Volturno River, built by U.S. Army engineers in World War II

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.)

Date: 1943, November 23
Duration: 3 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USAAF 321st bomb group B-25s attack bridge near Capua, Italy., during World War II

B-25 of the U.S. Army Air Forces 321st Bombardment Group parked at Grottaglie Airfield in Italy, during World War 2. It displays nose art showing two cartoon characters and lettering reading: "Sylvester the Snarp." Two characters are shown. The smallest shoulders a bomb. Missions flown by the plane are recorded with bombs painted on its fuselage. Momentary glimpse of another B-25 parked in the distance. Scene shifts to aerial view of bends in the Volturno River near Capua, Italy. At lower right of image, smoke can be seen rising from bombs striking a bridge over the river and nearby roadways. View from overflying aircraft is obscured momentarily by cloud cover. Then network of roads is clearly seen. Scene shifts to B-25 bombers flying in formation.

Date: 1943, September 29
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Bomb wrecked bridge over Volturno River in Capua, Italy

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1943, November 23
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Catholic thanks giving day services celebrated at bombed church in Capua, Italy.

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1943, November 25
Duration: 2 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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