U.S. B-24s and B-17s on bombing mission against Japanese positions on Kiska during World War II
Aleutian Islands Date:1943 Duration:9 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
The Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War 2. U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 and B-17 bombers on bombing mission from Adak Island to Kiska, Aleutian Islands. The B-24 aircraft in formation over the Pacific Ocean. Navigator at his position with compasses and chart. Gunners test turrets and guns. Scene shifts to the B-17s flying at low level over water. Small iceberg seen off wing of B-17. One B-17 displays number 19162 on its tail. Kiska volcano seen. Scene shifts again, to B-24 Liberator bombers maneuvering over Kiska, then shifts again, to B-17s on a low altitude bomb run. Bombardier over bomb sight dropping bombs. Views of bombs falling from the higher flying formation of B-24s. Low altitude bomb run by B-17s. Gunners firing at ground targets.Bombs falling. Some black Flak bursts are seen. Flights of B24s and B-17s returning from Kiska, as fires burn at the targets.
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