Narrative with illustrative scenes about Battle of Gotha, where U.S. B-24 bombers destroyed a German airplane factory.
Gotha Germany Date:1944, February 24 Duration:1 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
B-24 aircraft in formation over German target. Sky filled with Flak bursts. Recreated views show aircrew on oxygen at altitude in their respective crew stations inside a B-24. Some scenes, showing gunners firing at a German fighter aircraft, are actually filmed from inside a B-17 (and show B-17 empennage, as viewed from waist gunner position, looking aft). While under attack, one German pilot drops his landing gear to slow down and bails out. Bombs dropping from aircraft and exploding on the German factory at Gotha. Narrator notes that the U.S 392nd and 445th Bomb Groups were decorated for this successful raid.
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