U.S. Army Air Forces B-29s with P-51 fighter escorts, bomb Tokyo, Japan, during World War II.
Guam Mariana Islands Date:1945 Duration:11 min 36 sec Sound:Yes
From "The Last Bomb", showing U.S. Army Air Forces bombing targets in and over Japan during World War 2. B-29s taxi on airfield and take off from runway. Crew in cockpit of aircraft. More B-29s taxi on runway at Tinian airfield. B-29s leave flight lines at Saipan airfield. B-29s taxi and take off from runway. Last B-29 takes off from Saipan airfield. Controller in tower talking into radio. Controller in Guam attends phone call. Take off times of each wing are noted by men at desk. Man attaches copy on report board. B-29 in flight over Pacific Ocean. Crew inside the plane. Navigator marks the chart. Aircraft makes run over Iwo Jima Island. Bulldozer leveling the surface at Sulfur island of Iwo Jima. P51s parked at airfield. Officers discuss around chart. P-51s warm up in flight line. P-51s taking off from airfield. Group of P-51s in flight. Controller at Guam talks over phone. Officer marks positions of each wing on mission board. P-51s fly low over water. Pilot of P-51 speaks. Crewman's hand at instrument panel. P-51s in flight behind B-29s. Smoke marker is dropped from an aircraft. Groups of planes separate. B-29s defend against attacking Japanese planes. A Japanese plane drops phosphorous bomb which explodes in the way of formation of B-29s. P-51 peels off to attack Japanese plane and protect B-29. P-51 fires at Japanese plane. Japanese plane is hit and goes down in flames. Formation of B-29s heading for mission. B-29s dropping bombs on Tokyo.
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