Pilots of U.S. Army Air Force climb into their P-51D airplanes at captured German airbase, near the end of World War 2
Germany Date:1945, April 14 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Pilots of the United States Army Air Force 353rd Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, board their P-51D aircraft, for a mission against German targets, during World War II. They are operating from a bombed out captured German airfield, near the end of the War in Europe. Major L.K. Brueland is seen in cockpit of his airplane as he taxis with the canopy open, making his way between obstructions on the ramp. His aircraft displays 14 and one half swastikas. Another pilot climbs aboard his P-51D, as a photographer stands on the nose of the aircraft. His airplane has 16 German crosses (not swastikas ) painted on it. Crew chief cleans his canopy. He taxis out with canopy closed.
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