German propaganda film showing Luftwaffe prowess defending against U.S. daylight bombing operations in World War II
Europe Date:1944 Duration:2 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
Formation of U.S. Army Air Forces B-17s on a bombing raid into Germany during World War 2. A formation of U.S. P-38 fighter aircraft escorting the bombers. German Me-109s engage the P-38s in dog fights. German gun camera view of B-17 being fired upon. Several German FW-190s in the air. Gun camera view of B-17 having its wing shot off and another being raked with gunfire by a German fighter plane passing from behind and over it. View of a German Me-109 and gun camera showing B-17 being shot to pieces from behind. A U.S. Douglas Dauntless aircraft in flight, and one being shot at by a German FW-190. Formation of USAAF B-24 Liberator bombers viewed from behind. More gun camera footage of FW-190 shooting a B-17 from behind, putting one engine out of commission and severly damaging it. More Me-109s in flight. More B-17s being shot from behind. One dramatic shot of a U.S. B-24 Liberator bomber being attacked by a German plane, from the front and top. A B-17 being shot and burning. Footage includes occasional views of German pilots in cockpits pressing gun firing buttons on the control stick.
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