Crew Members load 50 caliber machine gun belts into boxes as they prepare a B-17 for flight in England.
Northamptonshire England Date:1943, June Duration:2 min 40 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The United States Army Eighth Air Force 351st Bombardment Group filming for 'Combat America'. Two crew numbers work on the top turret of a United States B-17 bomber. An Army jeep pulls 3 small trolleys loaded with bombs. Crew members working on the plane. Two waist gunners with 50 caliber ammunition belts on shoulders enter waist hatch of B-17. Two crew members stand at door of B-17. Many belts of 50 caliber ammunition lying on ground near the plane. Crew member donning electrically heated flying garb. Boots and other paraphernalia lying close by. Ground crew members standing under wing of the plane. The Army jeep parked close by. GI kneels on ground as another crew member loads 50 caliber machine gun belts into a box.
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