Damaged airplanes parts are brought to a service center and are repaired in the European Theater.
European Theater Date:1944 Duration:5 min 55 sec Sound:Yes
Role of Air Service Command in repairing and salvaging damaged airplanes and equipment in the European Theater during World War II. Air Service Command personnel, a jeep and damaged aircraft in an open field. The personnel inspect the damaged aircraft. They dig mud and make a ditch. A truck with a flat trailer pulls the aircraft out of the ditch. A DUKW drives down a water stream. It delivers tools and damaged section of the aircraft to an air service center. The service center personnel checks harnesses of parachutes in a parachute shop. Experts replace the damaged bearings of the propellers. A personnel hands over a generator to a sergeant. An ordnance personnel checks guns. The sergeant tests the points on the generator. Engine experts repair the gear of an engine. A welder welds heavy parts. A personnel gets off from a vehicle and enters into an air conditioned trailer shop. In this shop defective instruments of aircraft are put in a vacuum chamber. A repaired aircraft takes off. A ship burns and smoke rises. The damaged ship. A personnel types on a typing machine. Aircraft in the background. The Air Service Command personnel get into a boat. The boat underway along a ship. The personnel climb onto a ship. They see an island. They move towards the island as they get into a barge. They find damaged parts of aircraft on the island. They inspect fuselage, wings, guns and shells of the aircraft. Damaged aircraft and its parts are taken to the air service center.
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