German Luftwaffe operations primarily in siege of Sevastopol in World War II
Crimea Date:1942 Duration:3 min 44 sec Sound:Yes
German ground crews hand crank JU-87 Stuka dive bombers to start them, during World War 2. A flight of four fly over the camera, carrying a bomb under each wing. Scene shifts to German Bf-109 fighters being readied for takeoff. German ace, Captain Hans-Joachim Marseille, is being helped into cockpit of his Messerschmitt Bf-109, by a crew chief. Camera focuses on the tail of his airplane displaying eagle atop a wreath encircling "100." An iron cross appears below the wreath. Ground crews crank start other Bf-109s, that taxi out and are seen, next, in formation flying above clouds. Closeup of two airborne Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers. View from the air of the harbor at Sevastopol, Crimea. Stukas dive bombing Sevastopol. German ground forces bombarding Sevastopol with heavy artillery. German soldiers advancing towards an area being shelled by German tanks. Soldiers using radios to communicate. Stuka dive bombers overhead. Bombs exploding in the city. A Junkers 88 bomber in flight. Bombs dropping on Port below. View of pilot in cockpit of German bomber. View from air of bomb craters below. View from cockpit of a Ju-88 of another Ju-88 ahead. View from overflying German aircraft of silent Soviet Coastal guns atop Fort Maxim Gorky. (Note: Some scenes may be from unrelated times and places. For example, Hans-Joachim Marseille, was know primarily for his flying exploits in Africa.)
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