German Air Defenses battle against U.S. bombers during World War II. Capture of U.S. B-24 "Sunshine."
Italy Date:1944 Duration:3 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
German fighter aircraft and antiaircraft guns battle against U.S. B-17 B-24 bombers during World War 2. Formation of B-17s in flight. A high altitude formation of U.S. bombers leaving condensation trails. German air defense coordinators in control room give instructions to German and Italian defenders. Antiaircraft gunners fire at Allied bombers. Views of the American B-24 Liberator bomber "Sunshine,"tail number: 42-52106, of the 719th Squadron,
449th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force, which force-landed with two engines shot out, inside enemy occupied Italy. (After repairing the aircraft, the Germans filmed it with its American crew for propaganda purposes. Those scenes are what appear here.)
Artwork is seen on the "Sunshine." The final scenes include gun camera footage of Me-109s firing at B-17s and B-24s.
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