96th Aero Squadron prepares a Breguet 14 bomber for a bombing mission, at Amanty Airdrome in France during World War I
Amanty France Date:1918 Duration:2 min 34 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. 96th Aero Squadron at Amanty Airdrome in France during World War 1. Airmen unload bombs from a truck. They place fuses in the tails of the bombs. They load the bombs to racks under wings of a French Breguet 14 biplane bomber. Major J. L. Dunsworth, Commanding Officer of the 96th Aero Squadron and First Lieutenant V. F. Ludden inspect the operation. Ground crewmen work hard, pulling the propeller through numerous times before finally getting the engine to start on the. Breguet 14. Lt. A. H. Alexander in the pilot's cockpit and Lt. E. MCLennair in the observer and gunner's position discuss something they see in the air behind them. The insignia of the 96th Aero Squadron (a devil carrying a bomb in a triangle) is painted on the fuselage of the airplane.
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