USAAF P-47 and P38 fighter groups accompany B-17 bombers on mission to Emden, Germany in World War II
Germany Date:1943 Duration:5 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
Groundcrewman fueling tank of a P-47 thunderbolt aircraft of 8th Air Force in England. P47s and P-38s take off to escort B-17 bombers on mission to Emden, Germany. One P-38, tail number 42-67057, is from the 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group. Scenes of American B-17 bombers in formation, escorted by P-47 and P-38 fighters. B-17s from the 95th Bomb Group (13th Bomb Wing) at Horham, UK, and B-17s from the 305th Bomb Group (40th Bomb Wing) at Chelveston, UK. Gun camera scenes of German fighters being hit by P-47 gunfire. Planes flying over clouds. Flight of four P-38s joins the formation. P-38 gun camera views of German fighters being destroyed. Scenes of crew members inside B-17 bombers under attack by fighters and flak. German fighters attacking the formation of bombers head-on.
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