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.
A film about Allied air attacks on Italy during World War II . Damaged railroad sections and marshalling yards in Italy. A map of Corsica. A sign on a building reads 'Bar Napoleon'. A man climbs up an observation tower at Alto Airbase in Corsica. A crew member turns propellers of a U.S. Army Air Forces P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. A truck carries shells. The man turns the propellers of the aircraft. A crew member fuels the aircraft. A U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in a bed at the air base. The pilot gets up and prepares to leave for a mission. Pilots wash their faces, brush and shave. A pilot gets up and washes his face in a trailer. Allied pilots being briefed inside a tent. A map depicts the area under attack by U.S. 5th Army and British 8th Army. Allied operations in Anzio. Aerial view of damaged buildings in Casino after an Allied air raid. Animated map depicts Allied planning for Operation Strangle.
P-47 aircraft in flight in Corsica, France during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces P-47 aircraft in formation flight over Alto Air Base in Corsica. P-47s fly over trees in Italy.
Three P-47s of the U.S. Army Air Corps 66th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group, raise dust as they take off from Alto Air Base in Corsica,France, during World War 2. Pilot seen in bubble canopy of late model P-47D, named "Halliburtons Hellion" of the 64th Fighter Squadron, during flight over water. Flights of P-47s in formation maneuvers. A Squadron of P-47s in formation overhead. One P-47 dives. View over P-47 in flight over hilly terrain in Italy. View from a P-47 flying very low over some people with a small truck, examining destroyed vehicles and equipment on the ground
Map of Italy shows narrowest part of peninsula where U.S. and British armies are stationed. Map highlights Anzio and Cassino. A building on top of mountain. On island of Corsica, Lt Gen Ira C Eaker, commanding general of the Mediterranean Air Forces, Maj Gen John K Cannon, leader of the Twelfth Air Force, and Brig Gen Gordon Seville of the Twelfth Tactical Air Command, plan Operation Strangle. By animation the operation is explained where pilots of Fifty-Seventh Fighter Group is required to bomb behind enemy lines and cut off the transport of enemy supplies using the P-47 Thunderbolt. Shows destroyed bridges. P-47s taxi at airfield. P-47s parked in flight line. Crew chiefs in canopy of the plane and inspect other sections of plane. Pilots board planes. Planes take off from runway. P-47s in flight over sea, mountains and a castle. P-47s in flight behind squadron leader. P-47s in flight over clouds. P-47s peel off above the bridge. An incendiary bomb is dropped on a bridge. More bridges are bombed. Explosions on bridges. P-47 in flight over fields and railroad tracks. One train spotted. P-47 strafing moving trains. Trains explode. P-47 in flight over coastline and pilot in cockpit. P-47 strafing installations and ground targets.
German troops in European Theater. A map shows Corsica, Sardinia and Italy. A boy reads a newspaper. Heavy artillery camouflaged in wooded area. Smoke rises due to explosions. A soldier observes through binoculars. A view of houses on the hilly terrain. Troops walk along the wooded area with their bags. Soldiers fire. Soldiers lay on ground. Soldiers confer and walk in a group. Soldiers fire artillery.