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Meeting of Russian and U.S. Major Generals at Torgau, Germany, near end of World War II in Europe.

Scenes in Germany near the end of World War 2, in Europe. Major General Clarence Huebner, Commander of the U.S. V Corps talks to Major General Emil F Reinhardt, Commander of the U.S. 69th Infantry Division, and Major General Vladimir Rusakov, Commander of the Russian 58th Guards Infantry Division at Torgau in Germany. General Reinhardt's helmet with two stars on it. Officers standing on and around a Russian tank. Russian star and '900' insignia on the tank. Russian woman soldier smiles for the camera.

Date: 1945, April
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Wrecked German airplanes in a field near end of World War II in Europe

Views of wrecked (and some intact) German aircraft in a field, in Germany, immediately prior to the end of World War 2, in Europe. Among those seen are German Bf-110 and Ju-88 night fighters. Two American soldiers work on a motorcycle, parked in front of an intact late model Bf-109 fighter.

Date: 1945, April 25
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Crash landed USAAF P-47D Thunderbolt at Eschborn Airfield, Germany, near the end of World War II in Europe

Germany about a month before the end of World War 2 in Europe. A crash landed United States Army Air Force Republic P-47D Thunderbolt aircraft, nicknamed "Mom's Irish Mick." It was assigned to the 404th Fighter Squadron, 371st fighter Group, and crash landed on Advanced Landing Ground Y-74 Frankfurt/Eschborn that had been seized by advancing U.S. forces, in 1945. The aircraft carries tail number 44-33253 and was piloted by Charles T. Martin III. Officers retrieve ammunition from the wing gun. Crane brought in to lift the fighter plane also known as the Jug. Crane pulls the P-47 off field. The hulk of a Gotha 242 transport glider stands next to the American flag at half mast with air field tents in the background. A formation of P-47s flies over the flag. Four P-47s buzz and pull up with the flag in foreground. P-47s flying in 'V' formation with American flag in foreground and officers on the ground. Four P-47s circle for landing. A North American T-6 Texan training plane, a.k.a. Harvard, with occupants in both cockpits, taking off and pulling up.

Date: 1945, March 4
Duration: 2 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Tanks and troops transported by the Military Aircraft Command during Army Reforger 76 exercise in Europe.

A civilian narrator is speaking from the Military Airlift Command (MAC) Headquarters Command Post, at Scott Air Force Base,Illinois. He mentions MAC missions supplying war materiel to Israel, in 1973, and the famous Berlin Airlift of 1948. Scene shifts to troops in military exercises, riding across fields in U.S. M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) and walking with their weapons and gear. An M60 Patton tank moves along a muddy road, past the camera. Troops of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne division stand in formation on a ramp next to a MAC C-141 transport aircraft. They are about to be airlifted to Europe, to participate in War games, in Germany. Some of their armor and trucks seen offloading at a destination airfield. Major John Gray, Jr. of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division is interviewed, standing in front of a C-141 aircraft from the MAC 62d Airlift Wing, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. UH-1 (Huey) helicopters deploying infantry in a field and moving away as the troops advance during an exercise. M113 APCs moving past the camera. MAC C-141s landing in Germany as they airlift the U.S. troops who participate in these exercises.Several C-141s taxiing on the airfield. A MAC C-5 Galaxy aircraft with its nose hatch open and armored vehicles that it carried, parked in front of it. Closeup of turret on an M60 medium main battle tank. View of the tank being loaded into a C-5 and view inside the aircraft as the tank is maneuvered in its cargo hold.

Date: 1976
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Doolittle and General Spaatz honor the USAAF389th Bombardment Group for completing 200 heavy bombardment missions during World War II in Europe

Ceremony honoring the USAAF 389th Bombardment Group, on completion of 200 missions in the European theater during World War 2. U.S. Lieutenant Generals Carl A. Spatz, Commander of the U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe, and James Doolittle, who is about to assume command the 8th Air Force, stand together with officers representing several World War 2 Allied nations. A large formation of B-24 Liberator bombers flies overhead. Closeup of two soldiers looking up at the formation. Aerial view of the B-24 formation, from an accompanying aircraft. A color guard with the American flag. Representatives of various Bombardment Squadrons stand holding their unit flags. General Doolittle makes brief remarks on the merits of the 389th Group, which draw chuckles from the audience, including a smiling Soviet officer, Standing to the far left in the picture, behind Doolittle. (He has been identified as Major Timofey Samarin, assigned as Air Force assistant to the Soviet Ambassador, and also as Military Attache to the United Kingdom.)

Date: 1944, November 16
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French citizens celebrate VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Returned Frenchmen as they walk through the streets of Paris. Two men push another man in a wheel barrow. Man hangs allied national flags including those of United Stated, Britain, USSR, France, and Belgium, on a building to mark VE Day. Large procession of Parisians as they walk down Champs Elysees Avenue carrying Allied National Flags t celebrate VE Day. People on foot, on cycles and in cars. Throngs of people around Tomb of The Unknown Soldier at Arc de Triomphe. Young men and women celebrate and rejoice on the surrender of Germany. A view of the crowd as they wave to the camera. Procession of Allied National Flags. Girls carrying Free French banner. A glimpse of the crowd at Place de la Concorde. (World War II period).

Date: 1945, May 8
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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