U.S. fliers relax at 127th Replacement Battalion site Washington Hall, Chorley, Lancashire, England, in World War II
England Date:1944 Duration:1 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
Fliers from U.S. bomber crews take leave at 127th Replacement Battalion site Washington Hall, Chorley, Lancashire, England while awaiting final orders to return home, during World War 2. A sign reads 'Special Service Office'. An officer checks out a tennis racquet.On a comical note, the staff hand one flier a live dog, that he carries away. One flier obtains a pair of dice. A group of fliers plays volleyball. One flier works out on a heavy bag with boxing gloves, while another practices gymnastics on a pair of rings. An officer in uniform pitches a baseball from the mound. A group of American fliers, on tour of nearby towns, leaves a parish church to continue on their tour. The Rector waves to them from the church. Expert British guides accompany the group. The group is seen looking at a rebuilding project, and walking in a major city.
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