P-47s return to Alto Air Base, Corsica, after a mission.
Corsica Date:1944 Duration:3 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
Formation of P-47s from the 66th Fighter Squadron heading out on a mission. Formation of P-47s from the 65th Squadron, 57th Fighter Group, returning from a mission, with one aircraft missing. The returning formation passes over several allied airfields and arrives over Alto Air Base in Corsica. Three flights of the P-47s do peel ups and execute 360 overhead landings, successively. Ground crews watch the returning aircraft as they work around P-47s parked at the Base. One P-47 makes a rough landing. Lieutenant Colonel G.O. Wymond examines Flak damage to fuselage and wing of his Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback Serial 42-27910, "Hun Hunter XIV." After post-mission debriefing by intelligence officers, pilots take a break and enjoy donuts and coffee. Red Cross truck , with woman volunteer, seen behind the pilots. Lieutenant Colonel Wymond signs a "missing in action" report.
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