B-14 Liberator aircraft at San Severo Airfield in Italy. B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft in flight over San Severo Airfield. A formation of B-17s in flight. Insignias and pictures on B-24 parked at Severo airfield. Damage to B-24. U.S. personnel pose and B-24 parked in background. B-24 taxi on runway for take off.
San Severo Airfield in Italy, during World War 2. Map showing location of San Severo. U.S. personnel around parked B-24 Liberator aircraft. White outdoor tent canopies in front of White buildings (far in background). View from passenger automobile driving rapidly along nearly empty road lined with trees. View shifts to a village street as seen from overlooking building. Two horse carts move along the street and several pedestrians walk on sidewalk. Park surrounded by official-looking buildings. Man and woman ride, standing, in a horse-drawn cart. A busy outdoor marketplace, where several children pose for the camera. Numerous local people on side streets. Several boys pose closeup for the camera. View from open area, of street lined with apartment houses. Pedestrians on sidewalks and horse carts on the street, but no motor vehicles moving (one parked off the street). Words on door of building read '4th PHOTO. TECH. SQ,' (4th Photographic Technical Squadron). U.S. Army jeeps parked outside. Sign reads '90th P.W.R. Dispensary,' (identifying dispensary of the 90th Photographic Wing, Reconnaissance). Closeup of sign reading: "90th P.W.R. Dispensary, Sick Call 0830, American Military Personnel ---ONLY. Major Tom S. Shields, Wing Surgeon." Military ambulances parked outside the building. Another sign identifies a mess hall.
American Troop Carrier crews gather for a briefing on August 14, 1944, the day before the Operation Dragoon invasion of Southern France, in World War 2. The captions then refer to their return to the UK later that month, and to the United States in October 1944. The air crews are seen assembled outdoors at an airfield in Italy. The weather is hot and some of them are without shirts. Some wear Khaki shorts. Views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline, taken when some aircrew members return to the United States in October 1944.
A film titled 'Liberation of Rome' shows the arrival of Allied troops in Rome, Italy and the end of Fascist rule during World War II. On June 4, 1944: Allied soldiers on the streets of Rome as people celebrate their liberation. Soldiers loaded on M4 Sherman tanks move past large crowds. The American flag. A Scots pipe band plays as they march through the throng. Allied soldiers move past the Colosseum, Victor Emmanuel Memorial and the Piazza Venezia. People gathered in large numbers on the streets to celebrate the liberation of Rome. A sign reads ' War staff room Combined chiefs of staff '. Past events depict Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. at a meeting as they discuss the plan to liberate Italy from Fascist control. Animated map depicts Allied operations in North Africa and the invasion of Sicily. Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini reviews troops. Nazi aircraft take off from an airfield in Italy. German StuG III Assault Guns and Pz.III & Pz.IV tanks being transported on railroad flatcars.
Allied soldiers in southern Italy during World War II. Allied soldiers on tanks advancing through the streets of southern Italy. A number of men and children holding a banner that reads 'Soldiers of Liberation, You are Welcome'. A photographer with a camera around his neck in front of the crowd. Soldiers moving in columns along the streets. Buildings along the streets. People with belongings on cattle carts coming back to Italy after they were driven out by the retreating Germans. A British soldier helping the people to unload their belongings. The soldier beside a cart with a child. The cart in front of a small hut. A soldier leading cattle away. The soldiers carrying small boxes move among the trees. The soldiers moving on a path. Troops on tanks moving through a water body. Hills and mountains in the background. The soldiers moving in columns through a stream. An aircraft at an airfield. A former Italian Commandant and other officers talking. The soldiers unearthing a booby trap. Equipment on the airfield. A damaged hangar. Debris strewn on the ground. Allied forces at work on the airfield. British soldiers firing artillery across a marshy terrain. Explosions occur and smoke rises from a building. Several LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank) at a sea shore. Trucks moving out of the LSTs. Soldiers beside an LST.
Aftermath of Allied bombings in Italy during World War II. Aerial view of the damage caused to town of Pisa, Italy. Damaged marshaling yards and an airfield. Destroyed buildings and houses. Leaning tower of Pisa. (Last 7 seconds show Rome and Littorio marshalling yards and airfield.)