Selected scenes from US Air Force for proj. 223-12040, ca. 1939 - ca. 1945 - WW II scenes: AVs, B-17s flying in formation over enemy terrain (numerous shots). Ints, B-17 in flight. Crewmen at their stations. AV, B-17s leaving vapor trails in the sky. AVs, flak bursts outside bomber. CU, airmen in helmet and oxygen mask. AVs, terrain. AVs, rain of flak seen thru bomber window. B-17 with engine smoking. Flak bursts. Bombardier at bombsight. Bombs dropping from B-17s and hitting the ground. Bombardier signals "OK". Smoking target area. Machine guns on B-17 firing. B-17 smoking. Machine gunner firing. B-17 going into a tailspin. B-17 trailing smoke amid flak bursts. At airfield in England. Ground crewmen waiting for return of the aircraft after their mission. Planes fly over airfield. Men in tower look thru binoculars. B-17 breaks from formation and lands. Red Cross ambulance races across strip.
Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984) - ARC Identifier 28987 / Local Identifier 111-LC-46682 1945 - Air Force Project 223-12040