Operation Titanic: Shuttle Bombing Missions to Russia. In the summer of 1944, 8th & 15th Air Force bombers and fighters flew shuttle bombing missions to specially constructed bases in Russia. You'll see unique footage of American and Soviet forces working together inside the Soviet Union along with exciting combat footage. A remarkable story
|Hochfrequenz Kriegsführung (High Frequency Warfare) (In German) Developed by the Luftwaffe, this film showed the German people how high frequency signals were used in radio direction finding, signals jamming and radar detection. An attacking British bomber force is identified, their navigation signals are jammed, and fighters are vectored to intercept. Radar is employed to protect convoys in the Mediterranean, and radar jamming is used to cover the “Channel Dash” of the Battle cruisers Scharnhorst & Gneisenau during their escape from Brest.
Low Level Photo Reconnaissance of Bomb Damage, Germany, May 9th, 1945 The day after the German surrender, a specially constructed B-17G of the 652 BS (Heavy Reconnaissance) was dispatched on a far ranging mission to document bomb damage on key targets all over Germany, from very low altitudes that would have been impossible during hostilities.
* The 98th Bomb Group: Liberators Over Africa (1943, B&W, 27:00) New Exclusive Recently discovered footage shows Medal of Honor winner Col. John
R. "Killer " Kane and the men of the 98th Bomb Group in the Summer of
1943, shortly before the heroic, costly Ploesti mission, at their
desert base in Benghasi/Benina, Libya. There's an unexpected gem too. Soon after the Axis
surrender in Tunisia, 9th combat cameraman Jim Bray hitched a ride on
a B-24 and filmed all the major North African targets the 98th had hit
from the air, from El Alemein to Tunis. * Liberators Over Europe, 1942-45 New From Ploesti to Berlin,
you'll discover memorable Liberator scenes not not found anywhere else,
including pulse pounding air attacks. You'll see B-24 crews up close
too along with their ships.
* 1st Air Division Bombing Highlights 1944-45 New Ball
turret gunners were given 16mm cameras and told to film what they saw
on bombing missions over the Third Reich.You'll see raids on Berlin,
Luneberg, the U-Boat pens at Bremen, Muenster, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, Dresden
and many more cities.
Luftwaffe film shows the downing of 15 US bombers, one at a time, by FW
exciting films showing the isolation and neutralization of the
mighty Japanese island fortress
(New! - Digital Audio & Video restoration) This dramatic, visually high
impact documentary film shows some of the most memorable, exciting,
and extensive footage of 5th Air Force B-25G bombers conducting tree
top level attacks with machine guns and delayed action bombs to come
out of World War 2 .The first step in the reduction of Rabaul was
the seizure of a string of Japanese bases along the Northeast coast
of New Guinea. The film focuses on the decisive and revolutionary
impact of the air component in the strategy, including high &
low level attacks, parachute drops, and resupply, accompanied by a
magnificent musical score drawn from Holst's "The Planets.'
Attack! The Battle for New Britain
Stage two of the isolation and reduction of the Japanese fortress of
Rabaul was the seizure of key bases at the opposite (Western) end of
the 370-mile long island of New Britain, cutting enemy supply lines
and providing advance airfields for continuing attacks on the
stronghold. You'll see all aspects of the invasion, including
planning, training, air attacks, amphibious assaults, and the
intense jungle fighting to secure objectives by Marine and US Army forces. And there's more of
those exciting low level B-25 strikes!
Flying the Consolidated B-24 DVD
* Preflight Inspection of the B-24 Crew Chief Kelly & the boys do the check in this inside & out poin-by-point inspection of the big B-24
* Flying the B-24D The most detailed over the shoulder pilot's view of all aspects of flying s Liberator you will find anywhere.
* B-24s Get Back! See how B-24s overcame incredible battle damage to bring their crews home.
* Medal of Honor: Ploesti August 1, 1943 The dramatic story of the fabled very low level attack by by B-24 bombers on the Ploesti oil fields.
* 145 page B-24 "Liberator" pilot's manual