United States 9th Air Force pilots and crew readying for missions in France, against German targets.
France Date:1944, July Duration:1 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Fighter pilots of the United States 9th Air Force, 354th Fighter Group, with their P-51s in France. A dugout with camouflage netting. Three soldiers come out of the dugout. A man in a glass enclosed tower behind the dugout. A bomb marked with 'To der Fuhurer mit love' attached under a P-51. Pilot lieutenant W B King, of 355th Fighter Squadron, leans over wing of his P-51, 'Atlanta Peach.' A crew chief paints additional swastikas to record German aircraft kills on a P-51. A man shaves while looking in a mirror. The sign on the mirror reads 'Hitler turned Europe upside down.' (Note: Pilot, William B. King, an ace of the 355th Fighter Squadron, "The Pugnacious Pups," was officially credited with 5 1/2 confirmed aerial victories, and was awarded the Silver Star. He was from Atlanta, GA.)
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