USAAF B-17 Flying Fortresses drop bombs over Germany during World War II.
Germany Date:1943 Duration:3 min 58 sec Sound:Yes
View from inside a B-17 of the U.S. 351st Bomb Group, as it arrives over its target in Germany during World War 2. Smoke screen set off by defenders is visible streaming across the ground. A lone German fighter makes a final attack through the flak zone and downs a B-17, which is seen falling out of the formation with part of its empennage shot away. The lead B-17 fires a flare signalling start of the bomb run. Control of the aircraft's course is transferred to the bombardier. Bomb bay doors are opened and bombs are seen falling from the B-17s. Bombs fall on waterfront dock areas and on industrial areas. A mix of incendiary and antipersonnel bombs are dropped on adjacent enemy aerodrome. Smoke rising from bomb strikes begins to obscure the targets. As the bombers close their bomb bay doors, to commence return home, they continue to be attacked by Flak.
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