B-29's on Northern Marianas Islands during World War II
Marianas Islands Date:1945 Duration:2 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. B-29 bombers of the 73rd Bomb Wing, at Isley Field, Saipan, during Second World War in Pacific. Seen are those of the 499th Bomb Group (Tail Code "V") and 498th Bomb Group (Tail Code "T"). Also seen are B-29s of the 314th Bomb Wing, stationed on Guam, including those of the 29th Bomb Group (Tail Code "O") and the 330th Bomb Group (Tail Code "K "). Load of bombs on trailer. Bombs under B-29s which are ready for loading. Ground Crews turning props through on B-29s prior to starting. Flight crews boarding aircraft. Briefing chart of mission showing courses from Marianas Islands to Japan and back. Ground crews stacking bombs near aircraft. Brief glimpse of a surfaced submarine underway. Lines of B-29s taxiing and taking off.
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