Scenes from movie about tests of incendiary bombing at the Eglin Field before use against Japanese cities in World War II.
Florida United States USA Date:1945 Duration:3 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Tests of incendiary bombing, before employing it against Japanese cities in World War 2. Planes in flight. Exterior of a building. A sign reads: 'Headquarters Army Air Forces Proving Ground Command'. Sign reads: 'Proof Department building no 8'. Hands open an envelope. U.S. Actor Lee J. Cobb, playing an Army Air Forces Captain, reads the document. The document contains information derived from tests of incendiary bombing, conducted at Eglin Field, Florida. He goes to chart and describes those tests. Scene shifts to the field where a set of Japanese-style houses has been erected. Typical fire-fighting means are shown: water tanks and sand buckets. Two types of incendiary bombs are shown. A bomber drops incendiary bombs on the Japanese-style houses. Crews on the ground attempt to extinguish the fires. But fire consumes the test village.
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