German air operations in occupied France during World War II
France Date:1941 Duration:4 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
German airmen mechanics perform maintenance inspections on a Messerschmitt Bf-109 aircraft in occupied France, during World War 2. They rearm it with machine gun ammunition and install a gun camera. One ground crewman paints a tally mark, for a mission, on the aircraft tail. A German flier feeds a pet bear, while others look on. Another pilot plays with two pet dogs, while being photographed by a movie camera (cameraman seen only by his shadow). German soldier reports the sighting by telephone. German pilot dons life vest and climbs into the cockpit of his Bf-109. Several Bf-109s take off. Gun camera view from German fighter aircraft firing from headon and below, at a British Spitfire aircraft. German pilots on the ground look up as two British Spitfire aircraft buzz low over nearby buildings. Group of German airmen gather to watch dogfights between German and British aircraft. Closeup of several looking up and pointing. Gun camera footage of a Spitfire taking headon fire from below and another being shot at from rear and above. A ball of black smoke is seen from an aircraft that has been hit by gunfire. Closeup of German Bf-109 in flight. German Gun camera view of a Spitfire being being hit from behind. Glimpse of two aircraft in close combat followed by one crashing and exploding on the ground. Gun camera view from German aircraft attacking a British Lysander aircraft. Extreme closeup of German ace Adolf Galland in cockpit of his airborne Bf-109. A British Spitfire aircraft sitting where it crash landed in shallow water. Fighter aircraft flying high above in echelon formation. A BF-109 buzzing low over the camera, followed by one taxiing after landing. View of Adolf Galland, stepping from cockpit of his Bf-109, and walking back to base operations along with other pilots who greet him.
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