U.S. Douglas A-20 Havoc (aka Boston) aircraft take off from airfield in North Africa during World War II
North Africa Date:1943 Duration:1 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
North African Campaign in World War 2. U.S. Army Air Forces fliers of the 47th Bomb Group, , assemble for mission briefing outside a large tent at Allied airfield in North Africa, in World War 2. They look at aerial photos of targets. Red Cross women hand out refreshments to fliers. Crew members climbing, via top canopy, into an A-20 solid nose model Havoc bomber (called Boston, in British service). The aircraft is named "Boomerang." Numerous bombs are painted on its side for missions completed. An A-20 (with glass bombardier nose) is starting engines, as fireguard stands nearby. It has 38 bombs painted on its fuselage. A-20s taxiing for takeoff. One, of the 97th Bomb Squadron, with number 80 painted on its tail, takes off. A parked A-20, number 72, of the 86th Bomb Squadron. An instantaneous glimpse of several British Spitfire aircraft parked on the field. The bombers are seen flying in formation overhead. Closeup of one inflight. Aerial view of target area below. Waist gunner firing downward from a B-26 aircraft.
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