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Presents the story of the 12th Bomb Group of the 9th Air Force and its role in the air campaign against the German Army in North Africa during World War II. 1944 16mm color Film (runtime 19:44) produced by the First US AAF First Motion Picture Unit. “The Earthquakers” documents what US military life was like towards the close of the Allied North African Campaign. It portrays the resourcefulness of the B-25 ground crews constantly recycling parts from damaged aircraft to keep others flying. It contains great footage of bombs being loaded on B-25’s and the meticulous planning that went into launching air offensives against the remaining German and Italian forces in North Africa. It also provides a look into B-25 flight operations, including take-offs, formation flying, aerial flack, bombing, and return of war-damaged aircraft and aircrews.


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