U.S. Philippine Department Air Force activity at Nichols Field in the Philippines prior to World War II in Pacific.
Philippines Date:1941 Duration:2 min 8 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Philippine Department Air Force personnel assembling new Seversky P-35A pursuit planes at Nichols Field in the Philippines prior to World War II in the Pacific. These have Swedish roundel markings with 3 yellow crowns on a blue circle background, identifying them as J 9 aircraft for the Swedish Air Force. They were initially sold to Sweden as Republic EP-106 aircraft and redesignated as P-35A by the U.S. Army Air Corps. Because of imbargoes in place due to World War 2, in Europe, these aircraft were diverted to the U.S. Army. Mechanics push a Seversky P-35A (J 9) fuselage on the tarmac outside a hangar. Mechanics work on P-35 engine in the hangar. A sign reads 'Headquarters 17th Pursuit Squadron' at a tent bivouac area. Airmen talk outside a tent. Views from a car driving through nearby residential neighborhood of Ramaville. Two men in white suits with a woman on porch of a house Several P-35A airplanes flying low over the area. Airmen loading a car with baggage.
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