Effects of conventional bombs compared to incendiary bombs in tests against wooden structures, at Eglin Field in World War II
Florida United States USA Date:1945 Duration:3 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Tests to compare effects of conventional bombs to those of incendiaries,on wooden structures. Test conducted at Eglin Field, Florida, during World War 2. Actor Lee J. Cobb, portrays an Air Force Captain, seated at Project Officer's desk. He shows photographs of a wooden test house constructed similar to houses in Japan. View of wooden structure being ignited from within. The resultant fire is put out promptly. B-17 airplane in flight over the test area, drops conventional bombs, which destroy some of the test village houses. A second bombing using incendiary bombs that break apart and ignite many fires, produces greater destruction across the test village.
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