U.S. B-17s bomb the German positions in Rouen, France and return to home base in England during World War II.
European Theater Date:1942 Duration:6 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
First American air raid on German positions in Rouen, France during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces B-17 aircraft on an airfield in England. Ground crew work on the aircraft. Bomb bay door opens up. Fuel tank as men refuel the aircraft. Combat crew members arrive at the briefing hut and being instructed by an officer. He instructs the pilots and other flight about the targets to be bombed. Radio men being instructed. After the briefing crew members head towards the airfield. Flight crew board B-17s. Aircraft take off from the field. B-17s in formation flight. Bomb bay door opens and bombs are dropped. Bombs hit the target and smoke rises. Aircraft head for England after the air raid. Aircraft arrive at the airfield in England. Major General Carl Spaatz , Head of the USAAF in England greet the pilots after a successful air raid. Crew members share their experiences of the mission with an intelligence officer. A pilot talks about how his aircraft was attacked by a German ME-109 aircraft during the air raid.
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