United States 386th Fighter Squadron P-47 aircraft takes off and lands at Fritzlar Air Base, Germany at end of World War II
Fritzlar Germany Date:1945, May Duration:2 min 25 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Allied aircraft in Germany during World War II. P-47D of the 386th Fighter squadron, 365th Fighter Group nicknamed "PEE-WEE" (right side) and "Peggy Short" (left side) parks on Fritzlar Air Base, Germany. Crew chief rides on left wing to help pilot maneuver in the tight quarters, due to war damage obstructing the field. A confiscated German car pulls up near the aircraft. Pilot gets into the cockpit of P-47 aircraft. He wears his flight gear. Engine starts and aircraft takes off. P-47 aircraft lands after a short flight. 386th Fighter Squadron P-47Ds land and taxi along the airstrip.
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