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Last Bomb - Stock Footage

Summary: Coverage of World War II USAF bomber and fighter missions; preparations for missions at Guam; interior views of aircraft on missions; GI activity at Guam; and animated illustration of routes to Japan.

Animated map of Japan indicating route to Saipan, Tinian, and Guam; and return. Maps of the Mariana Islands and Guam.

17:18:15 Village in Guam - shows natives going down street. Supply dump - across airfield -- shows three B-29s in hardstands. High angle view of camp / tent area. Troops standing at table, eating. Homemade washing machines - two GIs scrubbing fatigues with brushes - three GIs taking showers.

Two B-29s taxiing - B-29 parked in BG. Bombs on trailer and under B-29s which are ready for bombing up.

CU GIs turning propellers on aircraft. MS GIs entering B-29s. Map of island in Pacific. Stacking bombs near aircraft. B-29 on airfield - nice shot.

Map of Japanese coastline and Pacific islands .AV submarine.

17:20:14 Almost night - two OA-10As. Day CU camera pans left to show three parked B-29s with engines running. LS across airfield showing several B-29s taxiing. Line of B-29s taxiing - left wings go over camera. B-29 taxiing and turning - camera pans with aircraft. Takeoff of B-29s directly over camera.

17:22:00 INT shot taken through greenhouse of B-29, showing ships in harbor. B-29 crew - shows CU of pilot and co-pilot. Various take-offs. INT view of operations tower -- man is talking into microphone

Formation of 12 B-29s. INT B-29 showing gunner's position. Sequence of shots of activity inside aircraft during missions.

ALSs of island -- shows airfield. Several dump trucks. Army camp. Long line of parked P-51s. CU three officers looking at chart.

17:25:00 P-51 starting engines -- name on aircraft: The Deacon - aircraft pulls out of parking area, second one follows. Formation of B-29s (approximately thirty). Shots of B-29 crew - shows various activities during mission. Formation of B-29s with fighter escorts. Shot through the greenhouse of B-29s showing flak burst. Three P-51s in flight - aircraft peel off. B-29 in flight P- 58). Low angle shot of B-29 - guns are firing. CU tail gunner. CU P-51 in flight. - aircraft peel off directly in front of camera. MS five B-29s in flight.

Memphis Belle Outtakes - Good to fair quality

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes. Reel 1: 1) PS B-47s parking area near farm in England. 2) CU removal of wounded from plane. MS same 3) AS B-17 formation. 4) CU INT turret, turret revolves. 5) CU twin 50 caliber nose guns. 6) CU gunner prepares to arm guns. 7) CU side blister gun. 8) CU doll hanging in pilot's compartment (good luck charm). 9) CU side blister gun. 10) bomb strikes in target area. (Poor). 11) MS top turret, B-17 directly overhead.

18:03:25 12) CU King George of England talking to crew of Memphis Belle. 13) CU Queen Elizabeth of England talking to crew of Memphis Belle. 14) PS convoy of Rolls Royce cars carrying King and Queen arriving at airfield. 15) ECU King George. 16) Ps honor guard presenting arms during arrival. 17)MS King George talks to crew. 18) MS crew lined up in front of B-17 Memphis Belle. 19) MS & CUs King and Queen talk to air and ground crews of Memphis Belle. 20) LS C-45 taxiis up near honor guard. 21) LS officer who arrived in C-45 inspects guard. 22) Several scenes of officer inspecting honor guard and being greeted by officers, VIPs talking to crews of B-17, officers greeting officers, 3 stars, 2 stars, 1 star; colonels and one civilian in the group. Gen. Devers and Gen Eaker. 23) Aerial scene B-17s in flight, large formations - flights of threes, fours, sixes, and singles. 24) AS B-17 going down. (fair) 25) AS B-17 with bomb bay doors open. 26) AS B-17 drops bombs. 27) AS bomb bay view of bombs away drop and target. 28) AS B-17 bomb bay doors closing. 29) AS flak bursts. 30) AS two B-17s, smoke denotes tail guns firing.

Memphis Belle Outtakes

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

Reel 10: 1) PS B-17 flying overhead. 2) PS B-17 landing, No. 3 prop feathered. 3) PS B-17 landing, No. 1 prop feathered. Scene repeats. 4) Aerial formation B-17's several scenes. 5) Aerial single B-17. 6) ACU gear lowering as plane lets down for landing, wheels touch down, piano continues on up strip and takes off again, wheels retract -- scene taken from belly turret. 7) Aerial formation of B-17s. 8) CU B-17 crew member debriefing room scene. 9) MS B-17 crew enter de-briefing room.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 10 Part 1

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

Reel 10: 1) PS B-17 flying overhead. 2) PS B-17 landing, No. 3 prop feathered. 3) PS B-17 landing, No. 1 prop feathered. Scene repeats. 4) Aerial formation B-17's several scenes. 5) Aerial single B-17. 6) ACU gear lowering as plane lets down for landing, wheels touch down, piano continues on up strip and takes off again, wheels retract -- scene taken from belly turret. 7) Aerial formation of B-17s. 8) CU B-17 crew member debriefing room scene. 9) MS B-17 crew enter de-briefing room. Drinking coffee and smoking - talking.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 10 Part 2

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) MS ground repairmen drive up to B-17 on home-made scooter. 2) PS B-17s stationary, props turning. 3) PS B-17s awaiting take-off-time. 4) MCU crew of B-17 near plane, pilot briefing men. 5) MS crew enter plane. 6) CU name on plane, HIitlere s Germlin. 7) ECU same. 8) CU name of pLane, Royal Flesh. 9) LS operations building at USAF in England. 10) CU American flag on mast, B-17 in flight BG. 11) CU American flag waves in breeze. 12) MS same flag atop building. 13) PS aerial formation of B-17s passing overhead. 14) CU crew in briefing room, several scenes. 15) CU crews synchronize watches. 16) MS crews leave briefing room. 17) CU briefing officer points at map. 18) CU map, target marked on same. 19) MS crew arrives for debriefing. 20) PS ground crewmen watch B-17s return. 21) CU English WAC watches same . Several of ground crews and officers watching B-17s return. 22) MS Memphis Belle taxiing.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 10 Part 3

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, MEMPHIS, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) CU crew near nose of same. 2) PS Memphis Belle, B-17. 3) CPS name on B-17, Desperate Journey. 4) PS B-17 taxiing. 5) MS crow near B-17, crowd around same. 6) MS men near trucks. 7) PS two gunners carry barrels of 50 caliber guns away from plane. 8) MS crew leave jeep near operations building. 9) CU crew member of B-17, Memphis Belle, riding in Jeep. 10) MS mechanics working on Memphis Belle. 11 ) PS same near hangar, B-17, Desperate Journey, undergoing repair in same area. 12) MS ground crewmen match coins. 13) MS same men pitch coins at line. 14) Aerial formation B-17s, several scenes, vapor trails. 15) AS burst of flak. 16) Aerial formation B-17s, several scenes. 17) Aerial single B-17, several scenes. 18) Aerial formation B-17s, several scenes. 19) Several MSs ground crew and flight crew near B-17.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 15 Part 1

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

Reel 15: 1) MS crew of Memphis Belle on speakers' stand - microphones, pilot talks to civilian audience, holds black scottie dog and introduces crew to crowd. 2) PS B-17 fly by. 3) MS same as scene 1. 4) PS crowd, Memphis Belle, and crew.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 15 Part 2

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, MEMPHIS, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) PS B-17 aerial single, No. 4 engine on fire. 2) ALS fighter attack on B-17, tracers fire at same, several scenes of fighter attack on B-17s. 3) Aerial single B-17. 4) Aerial formation B-17s. 5) Aerial formation B-17 -- vapor trails. 6) B-17s taxiing, taken from nose of B-17. 7) Nose camera view of take off. 8) AS bombs falling. 9) AS coastline. 10) ALS B-17 in flight, smoke trails behind. 11) Aerial scenes of bomb drops over large harbor city. 1 2) Aerial single B-17. 13) ACS B-17, No. 4 engine smoking, flak bursts. 14) ALS fighters diving on formation of B-17s. 15) CS men leave B-17 after mission, kiss ground. 16) ACS B-17 in flight, No. 3 engine smoking. 17) Aerial formation of B-17, several scenes.

Memphis Belle Outtakes - Reel 2 Part 1

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

Reel 2: 1) CU INT gunners compartment. 2) PS B-17 taxiing. 3) MS nose of B-17 stationary, props turning. 4) PS B-17s take off, scenes repeat. 5) LS & MS B-17 taxiis to take-off point -- long line of planes. 6) ADS B-17 in flight, No. 1 prop feathered. 7) ADS tracer fier at unidentifiable aircraft over water. 8) ADS coastline. 9) ADS bombs bursting, others falling. 10) AFSV formation of five B-17s. 11) CU side gunner of B-17. 12) APS formation of ten B-17s. 13) CU side gunner. 14) CU bomb bay view of bombs falling. 15) PS fighter makes pass at camera plane. 16) AS flak bursts. 17) AS flak bursts, B-17 flying through same. 18) Same as scene 15, several scenes. 19) AS flak burst. 20) AS large formation B-17s, one plane's engine on fire. 21) ALS B-17 on fire going down. 22) PS fighter makes pass at B-17s. 23) AS B-17 dropping bombs. 24) CU various crew members relax on way home from mission. 25) PS B-17 taxiing. 26) CU tower operator. 27) CU tower operator operating flash signal gun. 28) PS B-17 taxiing, scene repeats. 29) ACU tail guns of B-17. 30) CU right wing engines of B-17 in flight. 31) CU bombardier.

Memphis Belle Outtakes - Reel 2 Part 2

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

PS B-17 taxiing, rudder demolished. 2) MS crowd near tail of this plane. 3) AS vapour trails of B-17 aerial formation. 4) Flak burst and B-17 aerial formation. 5) PS three scenes of B-17s hit, going into spin. 6) AS B-17 drops bombs. 7) CU wounded being assisted from plane. 8) CU loading stretcher cases into ambulance. 9) CU demolished nose of B-17. 10) CU wounded being given blood transfusion in plane. 11) CU removal of wounded from plane. 12) AS vapor trails of B-17 aerial formation. 13) AS tail of B-17, vapor trails behind. 14) ADS bomb strike, smoke covers target. 15) AS large formation of B-17s. 16) AS smoke rising from coastal target city. 17) ALS smoke rising from another target. 18) AS from B-17s, one plane's engine on fire. 19) CU top turret gunner operates turret. 20) CU side turret gunners fire guns, several scenes. 21) ACU B-17 aerial singles. 22) AS flak bursts, B-17 aerial formations. 23) Same, B-17s drop bombs. 24) Several scenes of fighter attacks on B-17 formation. 25) AS RV B-17 right engine on fire. 26) Aerial scenes of fighters attacking B-17 formation.

Memphis Belle Outtakes - Reel 22 Part 1 (Note scratched and faded colour in parts)

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) MS removal of wounded from plane. 2) LS B-17 stationary, crowd around same. 3) CU removal of wounded from plane into ambulance. 4) LPS B-17 taxiing. 5) PS ambulance drives out to B-17. 6) PS B-17 taxiing. 7) CU wounded crew member sitting on grass. 8) MS first aid administered to same. 9) CU co-pilot. 10) ECU prop turning, several scenes. Simulated flight scenes, full front view. 11) CU crew of plane in de-briefing room, scene repeats.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 22 Part 2

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) MS briefing room and officer at maps. CU same. 2) MS crew takes notes during briefing. 3) MS same as scene 12. 4) MS INT chapel, chaplain holds Mass. CU same. 5) MS altar in chapel. 6) MS same as scene 12. 7) Aeria1 formation of B-17s. 8) CU cameramen operate 35mm Mitchell camera in planes. 9) Aerial formation of B-17s. 10) Aerial single B-17. 11) PS B-17s in line await take-off time. 12) Aerial single B-17. 13) Several scenes of remains of twin engine aircraft, B-26, fire still burning -- engine and tail are the only remains of plane. 14) Aerial formation of B-17s. 15) PS B-17s pass overhead. 16) CU scooter vehicle and operator. 17) CU filling gas tank on same.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 26 Part 1

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) CU damaged wing flap of B-17. 2) CU damaged top turret. 3) ECU holes in flak helmet. 4) MS damaged rudder. flipped. 5) ECU same. 6) ECU tail turret of B-17. 7) ECU same as scene 4. 8) MS same plane. 9) MS group of airmen looking at demolished tail of B-17. 10) CPS same. 11) Film upside down - CU crew of plane, several scenes. 12) Scene spliced backward. 13) LS hangar area. 14) PS B-17 taxiing damaged rudder. 15) MS crowd near same. 16) CS fuselage of this plane. 17) CU nose of same. 18) CU engine of same, oil covers engine nacello and fuselage of same. 19) MS officers looking at damaged tail. 20) LS crowd near damaged B-17. 21) CU flak hole in stabilizer. 22) CU demolished nose. 23) CU flak hole in fuselage, co-pilot area. 24) CU flak hole in top turret area. 25) CU demolishod nosed. 26) CU large flak hole in nose. 27) CU damaged bomb bay doors. 28) MS airmen move new bomb bay doors to plane. 29) PS from farmhouse to B-17 parking area. 30) MS men work on belly turret. 31) LS B-17 taking off. 32) CU name of B-17, Peggy My Little WAAF. 33) MS crew near nose of Memphis Belle. 34) MS mechanics work on B-17. 35) CU name of B-17, In Der Fuehrer s Face.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 26 Part 2

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) MS B-17 stationary. 2) LPS B-17's in take-off line. 3) PS airfield as plane prepares for take-off. 4) MS men pull props through. 5) Several scenes of B-17s stationary. 6) CU mechanic polishes nose of B-17. 7) PS crew of Memphis Belle arrives in jeep at plane. 8) MS B-17 crew briefing at plane. 9) CU name of plane, Cief Sly II. 10) LS B-17s stationary. 11) PS crews arrive in jeep at plane. 12) CU men work on bottom turrets. 13) MS crew prepares to board plane. 14) MS crew of Memphis Belle briefing scene. 15) CU name of plane, The Great Speckled Bird. 16) CU crew of thin piano. 17) CU crew briefing at plane.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 3 Part 1

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) PS's B-17s landing. 2) PS hangar area. 3) PS B-17 parking area. 4) LS B-17 stationary. 5) CU nose of B-17. 6) PS B-17 taxiing. 7) PS weapons trailer with bombs being towed across area. 8) LS weapons trailer with bombs being towed to B-17. 9) CU airman plays harmonica on trailer loaded with bombs. 10) Scene 9 repeats several times. 11) MS men fuze bombs near B-17. 13) MS INT operations building, operations officer makes call on phone. 14) CU chart of airfield, runways and parking areas. 15) CU same as scene 13. 16) MS another angle same. 17) CU tower operator fires flash signal gun. 18) MS officers stand on observation platform, watch planes overhead.

Memphis Belle Outtakes

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) PS MS LS CU making awards to and decorating crew of B-17 Memphis Belle; men stand near plane -- 3-star general reads citation, walks down line and congratulates men. Two-star general present at occasion. 2) PS airfield taken from B-17 taxiing. 3) MS dust from prop blast. 4) LS line of B-17s awaiting take-off, camera plane waits turn in line, B-17s start take-off, others move up. 5) Aerial single B-17 (taken from aside turret). 6) Aerial formation B-17s (taken from side turret). Scenes repeat. 7) CU gunners fire waist guns. 8) ALS large aerial formation of B-17s. 9) CU INT plane, various gun positions. 10 ) Aerial single B-17.

Memphis Belle Outtakes Reel 4

Summary: Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, Memphis, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.

1) CU INT bomb bay, bomb falling away on large city below. 2) ADS formation of five B-17s over city. 3) Same as scene 1, small islands along coastal city. 4) ADS bomb burst in large coastal city. 5) Aerial scenes of large formation of B-17s. 6) ADS formation over coastline. 7) ADS two B-17s over water. 8) AMS B-17 aerial single, number four engine feathered. 9) ALS formation of six B-17s. 10) ALS formation of twenty B-17s. 11) PS formation of B-17s. 12) ALS single B-17, Several scenes aerial single and aerial formation B-17s. 13) ADS taken from bottom turret -- earth spinning. 14) PS three B-17s overhead. 15) PS B-17 landing. 16) PS B-17 taxiing into parking area. 17) Aerial bottom view B-17 in flight. 18) ACU prop spinning on B-17. 19) AS FV formation of two B-17s. 20) ALS formation of B-17s. 21) Aerial single B-17. 22) Same as scene 20. 23) CU co-pilot. 24) ALS formation of B-17s, heavy flak. 25) AS coastline. 26) Aerial single B-17 dropping bombs. 27) Aerial formation B-17s. 28) Aerial single B-17. 29) Aerial formation of B-17s. 30) Aerial single B-17 dropping bombs. 31) Aerial formation of B-17s. 32) PS B-17 fly-by. 33) PS B-17s peel off for landing. 34) PS truck hauls crew to operations building. 35) PS men look at B-17 for damage. 36) LS crowd around B-17. 37) Aerial formation of B-17s. 38) CU navigator plots course. 39) Aerial formations of B-17s. 40) MS crew of B-17 Memphis Belle, general inspects plane. 41) CU crew in briefing room.

President Carter State of the Union Address 1980 - Part Two

re Soviet invasion of Afghanistan -

But now we face a broader and more fundamental challenge in this region because of the recent military action of the Soviet Union.

Now, as during the last 3 1/2 decades, the relationship between our country, the United States of America, and the Soviet Union is the most critical factor in determining whether the world will live at peace or be engulfed in global conflict.

Carter sums up Cold War from postwar to 70s nuclear negociations. SALT -

Preventing nuclear war is the foremost responsibility of the two superpowers. That's why we've negotiated the strategic arms limitation treaties--SALT I and SALT II. Especially now, in a time of great tension, observing the mutual constraints imposed by the terms of these treaties will be in the best interest of both countries and will help to preserve world peace. I will consult very closely with the Congress on this matter as we strive to control nuclear weapons. That effort to control nuclear weapons will not be abandoned. (...)

Carter re Soviet invasion of Afghanistan -

But now the Soviet Union has taken a radical and an aggressive new step. It's using its great military power against a relatively defenseless nation. The implications of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan could pose the most serious threat to the peace since the Second World War.

The vast majority of nations on Earth have condemned this latest Soviet attempt to extend its colonial domination of others and have demanded the immediate withdrawal of Soviet troops. The Moslem world is especially and justifiably outraged by this aggression against an Islamic people. No action of a world power has ever been so quickly and so overwhelmingly condemned. But verbal condemnation is not enough. The Soviet Union must pay a concrete price for their aggression.

15:15:58 Carter mentions trade sanctions & embargo and possibility of boycotting Moscow Olympic Games.

15:18:10 re Afghanistan invasion - strategic importance of oil in Caspian:

...The Soviet Union is now attempting to consolidate a strategic position, therefore, that poses a grave threat to the free movement of Middle East oil. (...)

Let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.

We can provide the complete transcript of the speech.

Memphis Belle Outtakes [Reel 27 Part 1]

[Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, MEMPHIS, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.]

CU tail gunner in B-17, waves and points to bullet hole. CU briefing room sketch and formation diagram. MS chaplain blesses planes as they land in BG. CU top gun turret firing. CU waist gunner firing.

22:01:35 B-17 taxis to parking area watched by servicemen. Ambulance drives from hangar area. CU removal of wounded from plane to ambulance. CU damaged stabilizer. LS B-17 stationary, ambulance near same, crowd in area. Airmen looking at damaged B-17. CU removal of turret guns. VS flak damaged B-17. CU gun turret inscribed w/ A hot Piece of tail .

22:03:56 CU pilot and co-pilot brief crew near B-17. MS crew boards B-17, scene repeats. B-17 taxiing, other in BG. VS line of B-17s taxis past and towards camera in MCU. Pilots and crew next to aircraft; airman leans out of cockpit window.

22:07:27 MS King George and Queen Elizabeth of England with escorting USAF general officers walk to B-17. MS King and Queen talk to assembled crew of MEMPHIS BELLE in leather flying jackets. MS official party board sedan cars and leave.

22:09:25 LS B-17 formation overhead, very blue sky.

22:09:38 MCU blonde cocker spaniel inside glass B-17 gun turret and on roof of aircraft; airman leans from cockpit and pulls it inside by scruff of neck. MCU two ground crew w/ caps sitting. B-17 taxis towards camera to parking area. Good.

WWII. Aviation. Royalty. British Royal Family. Animals / Mascots.

Memphis Belle Outtakes [Reel 27 Part 2]

[Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, MEMPHIS, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.]

MS crew of a B-17 pose for picture near plane. Airmen into USAF jeep. VS aerial formation of B-17s inc. AV of countryside and INT gunner in gun turret.

22:15:20 US airfield in England taken from side window of aircraft as it taxis across field near hangars; buildings, planes and airmen / ground crew seen. CU damaged tail [dark]. CU damaged stabilizer, sunset in BG. CU name of plane, WHAT'S COOKIN' DOC w/ nose art of Bugs Bunny on top of bomb. Flak damage to plane [dark]. MS damaged rudder. CU demolished tail gun. CU name of plane, DAME SATAN w/ nose art, large flak hole in same. CU flak hole.

22:20:10 MS pilot in cockpit; CU crew looks at damaged wing flap; pan along assembled crew of this B-17. MS damaged wing flap and tail stabilizer. CU damaged flap. CU name of plane, LITTLE JOHN w/ nose art. CU damaged tail gun compartment. MS damaged rudder. MS crew stand near tail. B-17 taxiing, tail controls almost gone from plane, heavy damage to tail. MS airmen look at plane. Good.

WWII. Aviation.

Memphis Belle Outtakes [Reel 34 Part 1]

[Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, MEMPHIS, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.]

VS aerial formation B-17s above clouds in LS, MS and MCU; aerial single B-17. INT cabin.

22:27:10 AVs from plane flying at low altitude over countryside and farms, seen through lower gun turret. CU radio operator sending code message [?] as turret revolves. Bottom turret view of shadow of B-17 on ground.

22:28:40 B-17s on runway taxi toward camera. VS stationery B-17s w/ propellers in motion, awaiting take-off time. Aerial formation of B-17s; INT aircraft cockpit. Good.

WWII. Aviation.

Memphis Belle Outtakes [Reel 34 Part 2]

[Eighth Air Force activity during World War II. Highlighting the B-17 bomber, MEMPHIS, selected for tour of USA after completing 25 missions. Combat missions and tour scenes.]

US airfield in England, troops march from BG and past camera - USAF and British soldiers. Very large British RAF officer walks to front of troop formation, salutes USAF general, presents paper to the general and returns to place in row of USAF and British officers. LS US flag raised on flag pole, band plays, troops salute, troops pass in review. [Official presentation of airfield in England to USAF for use.[

22:34:00 VS USAF F-47 aerial manoeuvres. B-17s stationary. CU aerial cameraman operates 35mm Mitchell camera from waist window of taxiing B-17. VS fighters [ inc. Spitfires ] make pass at camera plane [excellent scenes]. AV airfield. CU INT tail gunner firing; view through target. View of plane s tail as it taxis along runway. CU EXT top turret firing. MS mechanic and air crew on top of aircraft.

22:37:33 Gen. Devers and Con. Eaker inspect MEMPHIS BELLE; nose art visible. Crew in FG w/ backs to camera, officers standing behind BBC mic. Aerial formation of B-17s. CU gunner in shadows. CU pilot wearing flak helmet and mask. CU pilot of MEMPHIS BELLE at controls; talks to co-pilot. Aerial formation of B-17s w/ vapour trails. AVs countryside and coastline. LS B-17 taxiing. Good.

WWII. Aviation.

The P-51 Mustang

Veteran pilots interviews intercut with archival footage of plane w/ Chuck Yeager

CUs of plane. World War II veterans statements intercut w/ fighter plane P-51 in air, firing, plane exploding.

01:22:37 WWII archive footage German tanks, Winston Churchill, American plane factory w/ Mustangs.

01:23:00 Still Dutch Kindelburger & Lee Atwood. Veteran talks about them.

01:23:27 Universal Newsreel Mustangs Ride Herd On Hitler shows fighter bombing Germany.

01:23:56 Pilots paint swastikas on plane for German targets shot. Allied bombers & fighters & German fighters in flight. Gun camera footage. Veterans re technical problems of plane. WWII briefing in front of large map, CU pilot writes codes on back of hand.

01:25:57 Loudspeaker sounds alarm & pilots run out to planes.

01:26:19 Four P-51s drop bombs (GOOD). Various views in flight & shooting others.

01:26:46 Several shots planes exploding, crashing.

01:27:38 Good POV flying low above factories. Firing & strafing planes on ground & explosions (GOOD).

01:28:17 Good color track around P-51 w/ propeller spinning.

01:28:42 Silhouette 2 modern fighter planes above clouds, sun in bg. Presented by your Air Force.

WWII - Europe - Dog Fights; Airplanes;

Price of Peace and Freedom, The Pt 2 of 2

Continued... Night, USSR bomber taking off; refueling in air. Medium bomber taxiing, three in flight. Model of supersonic backfire bomber. Chart of offensive delivery vehicles & warheads of USSR & US.

22:15:54 Missile on tracked & other mobile missile launchers thru woods runbys. Setting up SS-16 & SS-20. Man at controls, firing. (GOOD).

22:16:49 Ext. Strategic Air Command. Gen. Russell E. Dougherty SOF We...are being seriously challenged...w/ the strategic nuclear forces of the Soviet Union...

22:18:19 Montage: turning radar dishes at varous locations. CU sweep on radar display, operators, USSR SAMs on launchers & men running, setting up, pushing button & firing barrage, hitting targets. USSR fighter jets take off, in air; launching rockets & missiles. CU pilots firing & hitting targets. (GOOD)

22:20:03 Tilt down to NORAD entrance, Cheyenne Mountain. Gen. Daniel Chappie James at desk. SOF: I think the trend can be clearly seen...we ve gone down from 300 radars to 100 today... However Congress decided it was too expensive to maintain... (ICBMs). USSR missiles shown w/ James VO.

22:21:18 Chart of comparison of defensive trends. James: We have no defense against ballistic missiles; no, we don t .

22:21:43 Tall ships in New York harbor 1976 w/ people watching, boats on water. GOOD crowd Americana. Small town parade w/ applause & drum majorette, others.

22:22:22 Dr. Leon Goure SOF re USSR & civil defense. ...has eroded our deterence...could win a war w/ us.

22:23:33 Princeton University (brief) & Nobel physicist Dr. Eugene Wigner SOF talks of power of Russian missiles; six times greater than US.

22:24;18 Solzhenitsyn aka Solzenitzen at AFL-CIO dinner SOF w/ VO translation. Very excited, animated. It is fully determined to destroy your society! Must you wait...

22:25:25 Sec. of Navy J. William Middendorf II SOF Today we face a Soviet threat far greater....

22:26:07 B/W JFK SOF: 02Mar62 address to nation: Only thru such strength can we be certain of deterring a nuclear attack, or an overwhelming ground attack on our ground forces or our allies...must embody the most modern, the most reliable & the most versatile nuclear weapons our research & development can produce.

22:26:52 B/W JFK State of the Union, 1963 SOF: And until the world can develop a reliable system of international security, the free peoples have no choice but to keep their arms nearby. This country therefore continues to require the best defense in the world. Credits

Cold War; Scare Films; Anti-Communism; Anti-Communists; Right Wing; Arms Race; Military Buildup; Alarmist; Defense; Offense;

Air Force Now (Alaska Radar Modernisation Program; Research Laboratory; Alaska Intercept)

Title sequence: against dark sky and stars.

02:16:13 CU letters on computer screen scroll. Liquid crystal numbers (LCD).

Alaska barren snowy landscapes, mountains. Radar domes. Aerial of frozen river. LS radar site w/ geodesic domes. Antenna.

02:18:00 CU boxes labelled Project Seek Igloo on truck for radar modernisation program. Bulldozer.

Pan over Tatalina Air Force Station, 11th Tactical Control Group at Elmendorf w/ geodesic domes. Radar screen. CU turning radar FTS-117 inside Geodesic dome. Geodesic dome in arctic landscape pulled into place w/ house-moving equipment. Flyover.

02:20:19 World War II bomber Moonlight Serenade on airfield; other WWII planes, P-38; ??

02:21:00 CU hands & electronics in research laboratory; computers, microscope, graphs, laser, testing radar. Instructor or researcher & recruits; discuss graph of plane on blackboard. Liquid poured from test-tube. Laser technology; writing equation on blackboard; small group by model airplane for wind tunnel testing; group discuss helmet technology. CU drawing w/ drafting instruments. Men into plane & takeoff.

02:24:37 Title: April, 1985 - King Salmon Alaska (Alaska Air National Guard)

CU phone cord & man talks on phone. Man says goodbye to small boy & wife. Wave goodbye.

02:25:48 Title: The Intercept. Large control room, Elmendorf AFB, men & women at radar screens. CU Rows of hands pushing buttons (GOOD). XCU typing keys. Giving instructions on phone.

02:26:43 Scramble. Pilots get ready & into plane; plane out of hangar. Pilot in cockpit. Control room activity. Woman s face reflected in computer screen w/ data. Liquid crystal clock. Taking still pictures of intercepting Soviet bombers incl. red star painted on Soviet plane. News readers comment on event. Jets w/ McKinley behind.

02:29:24 Boy plays with model plane by window & snowscape. Father in AF uniform hugs child. CU Soviet pilot.

02:29:54 Title: Coming Attractions: C-23 Sherpa in Europe; Air Force Heritage AFD 1-28; Arctic Survival School at Eielson AFB in Alaska.

Cold War; Communications;

Air Force Now - Your Air Force

1970s Camouflaged transport plane. C-5B Airlifter unloading on ground. Woman SSgt Liz T.J. Tejera SOF to camera re cargo capacity & range. Loading plane w/ large helicopter. C-5B takes off & in flight.

00:10:16 Fighter jet over forest, over clouds. In-flight refuelling, KC-10 refuels fighter jet.

00:10:51 Missile alert, control room, men & women on telephones -alert of missile fired from Soviet Union.

00:11:11 Red Square military parade w/ missiles; marching troops; tanks.

00:11:29 USA Minuteman missile silos. Montage American missiles being launched. Peacekeeper missile - most accurate ballistic missile CU launch & followed in flight. GOOD

00:12:30 B1-B bombers on ground (many). Capt. Terry Gribben SOF re capabilities. Line of aircraft. B1-B taking off seen from front, dropping missiles, low over desert, from side.

00:13:43 Recruiter w/ young man - recruiter to camera.

00:14:15 Montage: training lecture w/ shuttle model, loading weapons, aircraft in flight, firing missiles, refuelng, firing ICBM.

00:14:58 AF ? The Hon. James B. McGovern III to camera re improvements in AF funding, improved training & morale. Talks re Soviet superior numbers & capablility & cold war. US need for improved technology to offset the extra numbers of Soviets. Americans not afraid to take prudent risks. We Americans sometimes forget: peace with freedom is not a birthright, you have to earn it the old fashioned way. Thanks to your support, & that of the bi-partisan Congress in the early 80s, today your Air Force is ready & willing to do whatever is necessary to protect your interests anywhere in the world. Our mission is vital: to preserve freedom. Our goal is clear: to ensure peace. And our message to any aggressor is very, very plain: If you want to challenge American interests we are going to ruin your day, and you can bank on it! Fighter jet takes off, overhead; POV from plane going straight up & turning. Presented by Your Air Force.

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