Japanese air operations from Clark Field,after its capture by Japanese forces in world War II
Philippines Date:1942 Duration:2 min 4 sec Sound:Yes
Aerial view from Japanese warplane, of smoke rising from bombs dropped on Philippines in World War 2. Several Japanese Aichi D3A (Type 99 Navy dive bombers, later called "Val") filmed from Japanese-occupied Clark Field, as they fly overhead in formation. Two of them pitch up and execute a loop, together, as Japanese military personnel on the ground watch them. Momentary view of pilot in cockpit of airplane. Those on the ground cheer and applaud the maneuver. A wrecked U.S. B-17 bomber is seen with all four engines removed. Camera shows cockpit interior and "Model B-17D, Air Corps, Serial No. A.C.40-3069" stenciled on the fuselage. (It is believed parts from this aircraft were used by the Japanese to repair B-17 40-3095, which was later flown to Japan as a war prize.) View of a destroyed American B-10 bomber. Interior of wrecked hangar in which Japanese maintenance is being performed on a Mitsubishi Ki.30 and a Mitsubishi Ki-21 twin engine bomber ("Type 97 Heavy Bomber" later called "Sally.") Mechanics work on a bomber outdoors on the ramp. Ground crew meet a Mitsubishi Ki.30 "Ann" single-engine attack plane as it taxis in after landing. They load bombs on it. Momentary glimpse of mechanic climbing into a "Sally bomber." "Sally" bombers lined up on the tarmac.
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