USAAF Martin B-26 medium bomber is seen in during an extended sequence. An old farm building is blown up.
Germany Date:1945, June 16 Duration:3 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Extended sequence showing closeup of a U.S. Army Air Forces Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber in flight, photographed from another aircraft flying in formation. "Camera ship," is painted on the plane's fuselage, below the cockpit. Pilot, copilot, and crew member in nose are clearly visible. As the sequence progresses, clouds appear above and the ground below. The nose position is now empty. The B-26 continues in flight over varied terrain including hills, agriculture field, and a large town. Scene shifts to a loose formation of 7 B-26s in the distance. Next, a new sequence shows open field with patches of shrubs and trees. A dilapidated farm building seen in foreground. It explodes with fire and smoke. As the smoke drifts away, only debris is seen remaining. Cause of the explosion is not evident from the film. (World War II; World War 2; WWII; WW2)
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