Experiments on the aerial bombing of water crafts off Virginia Capes in the United States. July 20 and 21, 1921: Latest type First Line battleship, the heavily armored Ostfriesland at sea. Specifications of the ship. Handley Page 0/400 bombers in flight. The Ostfriesland under bombing attack. Explosions on and around the ship. Three 1,100 bombs hit the ship directly. View of the deck and bow. A 2000lb bomb caves in the starboard quarter. The ship tilted to one side and sinking. A final bomb dropped on the ship. Brigadier General William Mitchell congratulates the pilots and bombers. Secretary of War John W Weeks and U.S. Army General John J Pershing inspect Langley Field with other officers. Brigadier General Mitchell explains the NBS-1 bomber to Secretary Weeks. The group of Air Service pilots pose for a photographer in front of hangers.
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