Allied soldiers examine wrecked German aircraft in a hangar during Allied invasion of Sicily, Italy in World War II.
Sicily Italy Date:1943, August Duration:1 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Film opens with Allied soldiers looking at an Fw 190A-5 of SchlG 2. (Schlachtgeschwader 2) Immelmann, a Luftwaffe Dive bomber-wing.The Gruppe insignia, of Mickey Mouse riding a bomb and brandishing an axe, is displayed on both sides of the plane, near the engine cowling. Inside a hangar, a Ju-88 bomber is seen with left wing elevator missing as well as other parts. Camera shifts to another Ju-88 sitting nearby. Scene shifts to two soldiers, in shorts and knee socks (British?) standing partially under a wrecked German plane. Some bombs sit on the ground under the plane. They watch as an American soldier digs on the side of a bomb, with a large knife, apparently trying to remove something as a souvenir. Next, a soldier in shorts is seen descending from the Ju-88, onto a maintenance stand underneath it. He walks toward the camera holding his hand up (almost as if to ask the cameraman not to photograph him). Scene shifts to beneath a Junkers Ju-52 transport plane, with "Kaltstart,"stenciled on its fuselage. The American soldier, with the big knife, digs on the bottom of the plane, as if to collect a souvenir, again.
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