U.S. Army Air Forces A-36 fighter bombers attacking lines of communication in Italy during World War II
Italy Date:1944, May Duration:3 min 49 sec Sound:Yes
Animated map shows areas of targeting, in Rome environs, by U.S. warplanes during Italian campaign in World War 2. Gun camera footage from a U.S. Army Air Forces A-36 aircraft captures strafing from altitude of feet, of loaded Italian transport vehicles on Italian highway 6, connecting Rome and Cassino. Another map highlights a bridge at Civita Castellana. Gun camera shows it being strafed from only 300 ft. altitude, and attacked with 500 pound bombs. Similar attack is highlighted at a road near Frosinone, Southeast of Rome, where A-36 fighter bombers strafe motor transports and bomb the road. Similar footage is shown for targets being attacked at: Monte Si Savino; Sezze; Terracina; Castro de Volsci. Views from one A-36 camera when pilot flies low in a valley looking for targets of opportunity. He strafes vehicles on a road and pulls up sharply to avoid a mountain and then continues attack on the other side.
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