U.S. 351st Bomb Group B-17s take off on mission to Germany, from their base at RAF Polebrook, England, in World War II
England Date:1943 Duration:3 min 50 sec Sound:Yes
Flare is fired from control tower and B-17s of the U.S. 351st Bomb Group begin taking off from their base at RAF Station Polebrook, England, on a mission to Germany during World War 2. The B-17s fly off in formation. View inside one B-17, as crew goes on oxygen, as they climb through 10 thousand feet. Sky filled with formations of B-17s. U.S. P-47 fighter escort aircraft of the U.S. 487th Fighter Squadron (352nd Fighter Group) at RAF Station Bodney, take off to accompany the B-17s part way. Gunners inside a B-17 are alerted to German fighters at 3 O'clock low. They are identified as the American P-47 escorts. Squadron of U.S. P-47s seen in flight. B-17s and escorts pass over the enemy coastline. They being to encounter flak which can be seen as Black clouds.
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