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Combat Report R2 of 2

Reel Number: H1700-03

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1942

Country: USA


TC Begins: 12:30:32

TC Ends: 12:37:02

Duration: 00:06:30

Montage of fuselages moved for assembly; tracking shot down rows as men wire & assemble. Plexiglass canopies; motor / engines moved into place & mounted. Propellor installed; landing gear assembled and installed in a Mitchell B-25. POV tracking past nearly completed fuselages. 12:32:04 Completed bomber w/ bombay doors open pulled from hanger by tractor. Dissolve to flying plane over water. 12:32:19 Montage: burning Delia B tanker in water; flotsam floating; submarine on surface; life raft; CU telegraph key in smoke, hand writing: sub machine gunning life boats... remainder of ship sinking. 12:32:52 B-25 over water. MCU man over bombsight , view of water, compass adjusted by chart / map. CUs navigator, pilot, gages / instruments. Plane thru fog. Altimeter showing dropping altitude. 12:34:08 Women checking instruments; men manufacturing / machining. Man checking; woman checking; woman w/ loupe on eye, polishing ball bearing . 12:34:52 Altimeter CU intercut w/ plane in fog. Plane out of fog. 12:35:14 SOF Pilot ordering opening of bombay doors, doors opened MCU, sub on surface (GOOD). Bombardier, sighting. Staged underwater of bombs hitting submarine, explosions. Happy pilot & crew congratulating each other. Pilot: “Return to base”. Plane banks away from camera plane. Montage of various tasks involved in producing plane. The End. WW2; WWII Homefront - Industry; Military; 1942; Army Air Force; AAF; Submarine Hunting; Hunters;

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