Construction of new allied airstrip in Salerno Italy. P-38 crashes on landing
Salerno Italy Date:1943, September Duration:45 sec Sound:Yes
Army engineers with the help of bulldozers knocking down the trees in Salerno Italy. Men and engineers working with scrapers and bulldozers building new landing field. Army engineers wave at P-38 plane landing on the airstrip 24 hours after construction began. Another P-38 plane lands and hits a water truck, obscured by dust. The aircraft bursts into flame. Men carrying fatally injured persons away from the plane and truck wreckage. Smoke and broken parts of the plane and the vehicle scattered on the airfield.
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