U.S. Army Air Forces operations at Fritzlar air base in Germany near end of World War II in Europe.
Fritzlar Germany Date:1945, April Duration:2 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
United States Army Air Forces operations in Germany during final days of World War 2 in Europe. United States Army Air Force P-47 Thunderbolts taxiing on a ramp in front of an open hangar at Fritzlar Air Base. A group of crew chiefs conversing. Trees in the foreground. P-47 takes off. Crewmen pushing a bomb trailer. A crew chief reading the pony edition of the "Times." Mechanics work on jeeps. An airman, followed by a pet dog, climbs steps to a trailer. Enlisted man talking to a Tech Sergeant who leans out window of a building. An L-5 liaison airplane taxis in a parking area. Three U.S. soldiers walking across the perimeter strip. Enlisted men shake hands with pilot of the L-5, who carries a German cavalry sword as a souvenir. They walk into building through door with sign reading: : "Colonel Stecker, Commanding." (Colonel Ray Stecker is Commander, U.S. 365th Fighter Group, of the 84th Fighter Wing.) ground crewman washes down ramp with a hose. P-47 and refueling truck in background.
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