Functions and workings of Air Force Service Group in the Pacific Theater during World War 2.
Pacific Theater Date:1944 Duration:3 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
A film on the workings of the Air Force Service Group. Their role in keeping remote air force landing strips supplied and in repairing and salvaging damaged airplanes and equipment during World War II is demonstrated. A diagram depicts the workings of an Air Service Center. The center is a nine men team. Each man is an expert in some field. The functions of the center are explained. The center handles the supplies, repairing of vehicles and equipment and communication to and from the center. Men seated outside a tent in the center. Airplanes flying in formation overhead. Men looking at the airplanes. Men working for the center are motor experts, electrical experts and parachute experts. Medical services are also provided at the center. A man stands holding a rifle. A special light mobile unit is also shown as it works to repair or salvage parts of an aircraft at its crash site. U.S. Army soldiers at the Air Service Center line up to receive pay on pay day. A canteen area is shown where soldiers can buy coca-cola and other refreshments. P-40 Warhawk aircraft parked on a field. A chaplain conducts a religious service for soldiers, with a Mitchell B-25 bomber aircraft parked behind him. A wounded soldier being unloaded from an airplane and treated by the medics who arrive on site. A mobile surgical team prepares a soldier for surgery in the field.
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