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Reel Number: 220414-05
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1944
TC Begins: 06:53:05
TC Ends: 07:03:42
Birth of the B-29 R2 of 2 POV from crane over factory floor, moving sections of planes. Pressurised compartments w/ connecting tunnel. Armored plexiglass observation bubble. CU women & men working, young & old, Blacks & Whites. Good shots to show vastness & size of factory. Rosie the riveter. Final assembly of various segments of B-29 superfortress. Long assembly line of plines on shop floor. 06:56:37 Putting on insignia. Towing out. Workers at machines look up, smile, as sound of plane taking off. In air, very long sustained shot of plane painted dark. Models of earlier, smaller bombers on graph paper to show size. Aircraft in flight above clouds. CU of wing flaps. Landing gear dropping. Plane landing in China. 07:01:17 Flashback to Chinese breaking rocks & wheeling or carrying in shoulder pans to build airfields by hand; tamping, rolling. 07:02:40 B-29 landing, unloading w/ Chinese around; briefing, taking off again. In flight above clouds. Excellent footage of aircraft production. WWII Home Front; Military Aviation; Boeing; WW2 War Effort;
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