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4 Hours Of World War II Air War History Packed Into 14 Films On 2 Dual Layer All Regions DVDs!
ALL AMERICAN (1943, 27:27)
A cavalcade of films produced by the Army Signal Corps to promote the achievements of the Army Air Force to America's industrial labor force. Includes an overview of the USAAF rank and file; fighter pilots in the Aleutians and the South Pacific; a bombing raid on Wegesak, Germany; air transport; more.
BIRTH OF THE B-29 (1945, B&W, 20:06)
The story of how the famed Superfortress was conceived, designed, produced, tested, manufactured and brought into the air war against Japan.
CAMOFLAGUE - A CARTOON IN TECHNICOLOR (1943, 19:46)
Animation illustrating how good camoflague techniques can be employed to protect a far-flung airfield from attack.
CURTISS-WRIGHT "MINUTE MOVIES" (7) (1944, B&W 8:58)
Advertisments produced for the recruitment of labor to work in Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical plants during the war. Some of them are introduced by the great Lowell Thomas, and all show the facilities, work stations, neighborhoods & issues associate in order to entice workers from their current work to their state-of-the-art facilities.
D-DAY MINUS ONE (1945, 16:45)
An excellent chronicle of the famed exploits of the U.S. 82nd & 101st Airborne Divisions that parachuted into France to engage in special operations in preparation for and congress with the 1944 invasion of France.
THE FIGHT FOR THE SKY (1944, 19:07)
Future American President Ronald Reagan narrates this overview of air combat over Fortress Europe between American P-51 Mustangs, P-47 Thunderbolts and even the twin-tailed P-38 Lightning and the ME-109 Messerschmidts and F-190 Focke Wulfes of the German Luftwaffe. Filled with stunning gun camera footage of aerial combat.
LOOK TO LOCKHEED FOR LEADERSHIP (MID 1940s, 31:52)
A World War II era expose of the renowned aircraft manufacturer's unclassified production techniques and their employment in the past in civil aviation and in the present in military aviation.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: THE STORY OF THE FLYING FORTRESS (1944, B&W, 8:58)
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.
NEWS PARADE: BOMBING OF PEARL HARBOR (1942, 9:35)
The grisly aftermath of the Japanese aerial attack upon Pearl Harbor made shortly after the event.
PARATROOPS (1944, 9:05)
An interservice recruitment film touting the bold achievements of American's fighting paratroopers.
RECOGNITION OF THE JAPANESE ZERO FIGHTER (1942, 9:05)
An Army Air Force training film starring Ronald Reagan as a fledgling fighter pilot.
SPECIAL DELIVERY (1946, 11:49)
The delivery system's what's featured here in this retrospective of the bombers of the Army Air Force, culminating in the Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests. Includes footage of the flying wing too!
TARGET INVISIBLE (1945, 8:24)
Airborne microwave radar was, after the atomic bomb, the most important technological advantage the Allies had developed during World War II. This film demonstrates just how this system operated and was used during a dramatization of a bombing mission over the Japanese mainland.
THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY (1942, Color, 18:08)
A John Ford film, winner of the 1943 Academy Award for Best Documentary, detailing the battle that turned the tide in the war against Imperial Japan.
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