A U.S. Army Air Force pilot shoots down a B-24 after its crew bails out over the Philippines in World War II
Philippines Date:1945, July Duration:1 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Gun camera footage aboard the P-38 Lightning aircraft of Lieutenant Fritsch, 44th Fighter Squadron, U.S. 13th Air Force, shows another P-38 from his squadron in flight ahead of him. The scene then shifts to view from his P-38 camera of a U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber in distress. The bomber crew bails out. Several of their parachutes are seen opening. Lt. Fritsch then proceeds to fire on the abandoned B-24. Tracers can be seen as Lt. Fritsch fires at the bomber.. Then smoke is seen rising from water where the bomber crashed.
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