United States Army Air Force fighters attack German fighters while escorting U.S. B-17 bombers in Germany during World War II.
Germany Date:1943 Duration:5 min 46 sec Sound:Yes
USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) operations in Germany during World War 2. Aircrews leave briefing room. Aircrew on jeep being taken to U.S. Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress bomber plane. Ground crews waving to pilot. B-17 engine starts and plane taxis. B-17 takes off. U.S. B-24 Liberator bomber takes off. B-17 takes off. Formation of B-17s. USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt fighters taxiing. Airman fires gun. P-47s and F-38s take off from an airfield. Formations of B-17s with USAAF P-38 Lightening fighters overhead escorting. P-47s escorting B-17s. Interiors showing German raid alert room as word comes of an American raid. German anti-aircraft gunners in action. Formation of B-17s as flak bursts around them. German crew chief helping pilot into a parachute, pilot gets into a plane. German Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter planes take off from airfield. Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter planes and Messerschmitt Bf 109 planes buzz airfield. Formation of B-17s escorted by P-47s and P-38s. Aerial view of German fighter being shot down. P-38s and P-47s peel off to meet a German fighter plane. Several views of German aircraft exploding and catching fire in air. Aerial formations of B-17s in sky leaving vapor trails. Interiors of aircraft showing gunners. B-17 with tail shot away. German fighter planes attack B-17 formations. B-17 on fire spinning towards the ground. B-17 formations flying through flak. Bombs being dropped by B-17s over German targets. Close view of bomb bay doors opened and bombs being released from bombers.
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