U.S. Army Air Forces units at local airfield and street scenes in San Severo, Italy, during World War II.
San Severo Italy Date:1944, February 21 Duration:4 min 21 sec Sound:NO SOUND
San Severo Airfield in Italy, during World War 2. Map showing location of San Severo. U.S. personnel around parked B-24 Liberator aircraft. White outdoor tent canopies in front of White buildings (far in background). View from passenger automobile driving rapidly along nearly empty road lined with trees. View shifts to a village street as seen from overlooking building. Two horse carts move along the street and several pedestrians walk on sidewalk. Park surrounded by official-looking buildings. Man and woman ride, standing, in a horse-drawn cart. A busy outdoor marketplace, where several children pose for the camera. Numerous local people on side streets. Several boys pose closeup for the camera. View from open area, of street lined with apartment houses. Pedestrians on sidewalks and horse carts on the street, but no motor vehicles moving (one parked off the street). Words on door of building read '4th PHOTO. TECH. SQ,' (4th Photographic Technical Squadron). U.S. Army jeeps parked outside. Sign reads '90th P.W.R. Dispensary,' (identifying dispensary of the 90th Photographic Wing, Reconnaissance). Closeup of sign reading: "90th P.W.R. Dispensary, Sick Call 0830, American Military Personnel ---ONLY. Major Tom S. Shields, Wing Surgeon." Military ambulances parked outside the building. Another sign identifies a mess hall.
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