Activities of 351st Bomb Group while stationed at RAF Polebrook, England, during World War II
England Date:1943 Duration:2 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. B-17s, of the 351st Bombardment Group, at RAF Station Polebrook, Northamptonshire, England during World War II. The Group's maintenance officer, a Major, is seen smoking a cigar as he checks on the status of repairs on the unit's bombers. Maintenance crews seen working on a B-17 named "Argonaut." They use a small crane to lift a propeller for one engine.US Airmen riding bicycles on English country road on a Sunday. They stop at a 900 year old church, remove their caps and walk toward the church. At the base hospital, a Catholic chaplain, Father O'Connell, celebrates mass outdoors. One of the flyers sings Ave Maria.Scene shifts to the next day showing missions scheduled for the 351st Bomb Group, and records of raids they have accomplished to date.
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