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Combat America (1945) Clark Cable + Bonus B-17 Doc DVD, MP4, USB Drive

Combat America (1945) Clark Cable + Bonus B-17 Doc DVD, MP4, USB Drive
Combat America (1945) Clark Cable + Bonus B-17 Doc DVD, MP4, USB Drive
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First Lt. Clark Gable's 1943 Color Feature Film That Follows The Men Of The 351st Bombardment Group Of The US Eighth Army Air Force (8 AAF) All The Way From Gunnery Practice To Combat Missions Over Germany PLUS BONUS TITLE: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: THE STORY OF THE FLYING FORTRESS, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #CombatAmerica #ClarkGable #RecruitmentFilms #351stBombardmentGroup #USEighthArmyAirForce #USEighthAirForce #US8thArmyAirForce #US8thAirForce #EighthAirForce #8thAirForce #8AAF #HapArnold #HenryHArnold #AerialGunnery #BoeingB17FlyingFortress #B17 #Boeing #FlyingFortress #Aviation #MilitaryAviation #AerialWarfare #AviationHistory #MilitaryAviation #AerialWarfareHistory #HistoryOfMilitaryAviation #HistoryOfFlight #FourEngineBombers #HeavyBombers #LongRangeBombers #StrategicBombers #EighthAirForce #USAAF #StrategicBombing #StrategicBombingDuringWWII #AerialBombardment #AirStrikes #AirWarfareDuringWWII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #WW2Aviation #WWIIAviation #AviationInWorldWarII #AviationInWWII #AirWarfareOfWorldWarII #AirWarfareOfWWII #EuropeanTheatreOfWorldWarII #EuropeanTheatreOfWWII #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #SecondEuropeanWar #EuropeanCivilWar #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive


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COMBAT AMERICA (Technicolor, 1943, 1 Hour)
Created and narrated by the eminent Hollywood actor Clark Gable, this film, entirely in color, follows the 40 B-17 Flying Fortresses, 400 crewmen and 3600 support crew personnel of the 351st Bombardment Group, from the end of their training at a Colorado training field to actual combat over St. Nazaire, Emden, Kiel, Wilhelmshaven, Bremen, Hamburg, Amien, Flushing, Stuttgart, Brussels and more. Produced at the command of General Of The Air Force Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, Commanding General of the Army Air Forces, as an orientation film for aerial gunner training to serve in the European theater of operations prior to the availability of long range fighter escorts, the aerial battles of the gunners against attacking Messerchmidt & Focke Wulfe fighters are as intense as the dogfights of the Spitfires and Thunderbolts. You'll see astounding combat damage on returned B-17s; colorful nose art; a captured Junkers 88 bomber in flight; British Air-Sea Rescue; the awarding of Purple Hearts, Silver Stars & Distinguished Flying Crosses; many shots of the local population, recreational and cultural sites; Bob Hope in a USO show; complete bombing runs dropping heavy explosive, incendiary and anti-personnel ordnace in the face of flak and fighters; the care and recovery of the wounded; ground preparations, maintenance and repair by the ground crews (on 90 hour shifts!); the Duke of Gloucester, General Eaker and General Arnold; air mishaps and crashes; and much more!

BONUS FEATURE: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: THE STORY OF THE FLYING FORTRESS (Black/White, 1944, 9 Minutes)
A chronicle of an autumn 1942 8th Army Air Force mission over Europe, from the preparation of the planes straight through to return to base, including aerial footage of the bombing mission itself.


Combat America is a 1945 documentary film produced in World War II, narrated by Clark Gable. At the time of the film's production in 1943, Gable was a 1st Lieutenant in the Eighth Air Force, part of the United States Army Air Forces. While he was stationed in England, Gable flew five combat missions from May 4-September 23, 1943, and during one of them, his boot was struck by an anti-aircraft shell, and he was nearly hit by other flak bursts. Gable's film crew included MGM cameraman Andrew J.McIntyre; 1st Lt. Howard Voss, a sound engineer; Master Sgt. Robert Boles, a cameraman; Master Sgt. Marlin Toti, another cameraman; and 1st Lt. John Mahlin, a scriptwriter. Combat America was originally intended to be used as a recruiting film for aerial gunners; however, by the time it began production, the needs for gunners had lessened. The film was completed as an account of aerial combat over occupied Europe and as a testament to the Eighth Air Force aircrew and ground crew in England.