Camera positions in aircraft P-47. Camera installed behind pilot, under the wing, in the wing, and the wheel well. Pilot's hand at instrument panel. Actor James Stewart reads a passage from a book about the film'Thunderbolt' depicting U.S. Air Forces operations flying P-47 aircraft, during World War II. A ship in a harbor. Ruined buildings at Italian port town. Italian civilians pass on street. Ruined buildings in town. Horse-drawn carts pass along road. Men and women in rubble. Face of an old lady. Refugees on Kimble Bridge. Children in rubble-strewn street. Skeleton in rubble. Clouds settled over mountains. A river and waterfall as seen from aircraft. Aerials of town on banks of river. Ruins of Italian towns. Wrecked train. Map highlights Corsica, Mediterranean Sea and Sicily. Island of Corsica. A family with animals being watered at a fountain. Several people posing outside the "Bar Napoleon."Corsican people on street. A graveyard containing German war dead. Man climbs control tower at Alto Air Base in Corsica. Crew at work on airfield. Unfuzed bombs are casually rolled off a moving trailer onto the ground. Man refuels P-47. A soldier sleeps in tent. Men in tents and outside get ready for mission in morning. Airman looks into mirror. Airmen wear uniform and comb hair. Men wash faces and shave. Men brush teeth. Also shows morning activities of a Captain. Aerials of Alto Air Base. Men on look out tower. A Lieutenant smokes pipe. Airmen enter tent and get instructions from officer. Men around chart.
Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert O. Wymond, Commander of the 65th Fighter Squadron relaxes on a Corsica beach. Lt. Chris Grissinger, army nurse and Wymond's future wife, playfully throws sand at him. Two airmen wade ashore, carrying three large jellyfish on a wooden plank.. Colonel Wymond, Major Francis S. "Spanky" Manda, and other officers sample some French wine at their club on the beach at Alto airbase, Corsica, France. The 65th Squadron Fighting Cock logo is displayed on the bar. P-47s of the 65th Fighter Squadron taxiing on their sandy airfield.
Corsica, France during World War II. A smashed port in France. Corsican children play and swim in the water. A sign on a building reads 'Bar Napoleon'. A German graveyard. An Italian woman carries a bundle of sticks on her head as she walks down a road. A view of Corsica. Civilians at a pump as mules drink water.
P-47s in flight over Corsica, France during World War II. A pilot in the cockpit of a U.S. Army Air Forces P-47 in flight. Pilot of P-47 wearing an oxygen mask. P-47s in flight as they peel up over Alto Air Base in Corsica, France.
United States airmen in Corsica, France during World War II. Airmen in a jeep as it pulls away. Airmen in bathing suits as they wash clothes at a river bank in Corsica, France. A truck with American troops moves past. A man stands near a community washing machine. Clothes on lines. A spillway of a dam across a stream. Four airmen in a shower. A man puts his clothes into a community washing machine.
United States P-47 aircraft in flight in Corsica, France during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces P-47 aircraft in flight. P-47s in formation. Aerial views of the Corsica coastline. An aircraft approaches Alto Air Base. Runway at the air base.