8th Air Force and 15th Air Force personnel are briefed in the European Theater for their first shuttle bombing run.
European Theater Date:1944 Duration:6 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
A film on U.S. shuttle bombing operations 'Operation Titanic' over Germany from bases in Great Britain, Italy and Russia during World War II. Personnel of the U.S. 8th Air Force in Great Britain. The U.S. 15th Air Force personnel in Italy. The are briefed about the first shuttle bombing run to new Russian airfields. United States Army Air Force General Nathan Farragut Twining addresses the personnel and bids them farewell. United States Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortresses led by General Ira Clarence Eaker take off. USAAF B-24 Liberators take off from Great Britain. P-51 Mustangs and P-38 Lightning fighter airplanes escort the bombers on their way. The bombing forces bomb the targets in Germany. They return after their mission. Crew and officers look at the aircraft as they fly overhead. The officers look through binoculars. The crew waves towards the aircraft.
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