Pilots of the U.S. 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron at their base in Australia during World War II
Australia Date:1943, June 3 Duration:1 min 34 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Pilots of the U.S. 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron relaxing at their camp in Australia during World War II. A Lieutenant pilot, is seen on duty as a scheduling officer with the 8th Photo Recon Squadron He stands in front of the Squadron scheduling board. He selects a pilot's tag to assign him to a mission. Scene shifts to a pilot napping in his bunk holding a map in his hands. (Reportedly, this is Lieutenant Vince Murphy.) His flight jacket hangs behind him and displays the Squadron patch with and Indian holding a tomahawk and an "eight ball." A lightning bolt strikes over the Indian's shoulder. The next scene shows pilots gathered in their lounge. One rests on a bunk with a map over his face. Others read and converse.
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