Operations of United States 8th Air Force 492nd Bomb Group in England during World War II.
United Kingdom Date:1945 Duration:15 min 23 sec Sound:Yes
Operation Carpetbagger by the 492nd Bomb Group of United States 8th Air Force during World War II. Carpetbaggers at the London headquarters of United States Army Air Forces 8th Air Force. At Harrington airfield men load supplies on trucks for French resistance forces. Men workout the daily packing schedule. Men pack guns, grenades, machine guns and other ammunitions. Special H and C containers for loading 303 ammunition. Boots, socks being packed. Gasoline jericanes being put in containers. Men place guns in containers. Instructions in French also placed with the supplies for the French resistance forces. Men pack explosives and radio sets. Medical supplies put in baskets. Harness and parachute shops in Holmes where men attach parachutes to containers. Packages being transported to airfield for dropping to the targets. A man on a telephone informs about the daily supplies to Special Forces headquarters in London. S-2, an intelligence officer forwards the list received from London. A man plots the target area on a map. In the weather room detailed map of the area is being prepared. Officers make a selection of the targets. S-2 informs the headquarters about the route of the planes. Supplies being loaded onto United States B-24 aircraft. Flight crew is briefed before the operation. Chief Navigator talks about the course to be taken by the planes and the targets to be hit. Pilots work on a flight plan. Aircraft take off. An officer reports about the take off of the aircraft to the 8th Air Force headquarters.
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