U.S. General Ira Eaker discusses the air raid after bombing Rouen, France during World War II.
United Kingdom Date:1942, August Duration:1 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Discussion of the first B-17 raid in the European theater (on Rouen, France) during World War II. Major General Carl Spaatz, Commander of the U.S. 8th Air Force, comments about this first such bombing raid, led by Brigadier Ira Eaker, head of U.S. Bomber Command. He invites Eaker to comment on the raid. General Eaker says that the formations were well held by the pilots and the flight crew members are well trained. He states that the main targets during the air raid were marshaling yards. An intelligence officer debriefs two members of a flight crew, following a mission. They answer questions. One of the crew members points out their target during the raid on a map.
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