U.S. Army Air Force fighter aircraft taking off from runway in Germany near end of World War II in Europe
Germany Date:1945, April 13 Duration:1 min 39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View from underneath parked airplane, of several U.S. Army Air Forces P-38 lightning aircraft taking off in pairs at a German airfield occupied by the Allies. Camera viewpoint shifts to atop a B-17G bomber, being serviced. From there, a number of Republic P-47s are seen lined up. They begin to take off in pairs. A B-26 of of the 585th Bomb Squadron, is parked next to the B-17. Across the airfield, in the distance, more parked B-17s can be seen. This is an undamaged, well-established airfield, with concrete runways and ramps. Closeup of mechanics working on engine of the B-17. A refueling truck pulled up to the B-26.
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