Testing various types of bombs against Japanese-style wood construction, at Eglin Field, during World War II
Florida United States USA Date:1945 Duration:2 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Forces tests of conventional and incendiary bombing of Japanese-style wooden structures, at Eglin Field, Florida, during World War 2. An Army Air Forces Captain (portrayed by actor, Lee J. Cobb) discusses bombing tests conducted at Eglin Field. He holds a pipe in his hand. B-17 bomber takes off over the camera. The plane in flight over the test area. Clusters of small incendiary bombs fall on the test village, causing it to be engulfed in flames. Immediately, thereafter, conventional bombs are dropped on the smoking test village, causing large explosions. The Air Force Captain (Cobb) discusses the results.
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