Presentation of Curtiss P-40 Warhawk planes by U.S. to the French Lafayette Escadrille in Morocco, North Africa.
Morocco North Africa Date:1943, January 9 Duration:1 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Lt. General Carl Spaatz and Major General James Doolittle of the United States Twelfth Air Force, along with Colonel Willis, as well as other American officers at a presentation ceremony of Curtiss P-40 aircraft to French Major-General Bergeret and other French officers. Excellent close-up views of Spaatz and Doolittle. The P-40 Warhawk planes are presented by U.S. to the French Lafayette Escadrille in Morocco. Several P-40s lined outside a hangar. A C-47 Skytrain "Gooney Bird" in the background. The Lafayette Escadrille squadron insignia, French Air Service insignia, and the French tricolor painted on the planes. Soldier walks past the airplanes. The military band with bombers in the background. United States and French officers talk as they hold a cut out of the squadron insignia.
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