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Reel Number: 221768-03
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1944,1940s
TC Begins: 18:22:54
TC Ends: 18:29:40
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk WWII - 1943-44, USA: USAAF 15th Air Force B-17-Gs, Operation Frantic Mission to USSR. Jun44 Main title. 18:23:05 MCU Stalin, President Roosevelt, Churchill sitting at Tehran Dec43. Jun44 15th P-51B Mike III mustang w/ mechanic working on extra wing fuel tank. SOF: Gunners, bombardiers & navigators at plane recognition briefing on airfield using models showing various views of Messerschmitt & Mustangs. 18:24:00 Crews briefed over maps / charts in barracks of bombing mission. Pan faces, MCU. 18:25:09 MS Major General Nathan Twining, Commander USAAF 15th Air Force shakes hands w/ task force Commander. Intercut Twining in B-26 cockpit w/ aerials of formations of B-17G Flying Fortresses in flight; coastline; bombers & P-38s against clouds in flight, over snow-capped mountains. 18:26:26 MS of B-26, CU bomb rack; bombs falling from aircraft, tail number 297771. LS of formations; low over town(s) GOOD. 18:27:23 USAAF C-47 landing, touchdown. 18:27:34 02Jun44 Daughter, Kathleen, & Ambassador W. Averell Harriman off plane, greeted by USAAF & Soviet officers including Lt Gen Ira C. Eaker, CINC, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (MAAF). Flowers presented to daughter by USSR officers, pose & walk, 18:28:06 Low angle / LA of B-17G formation; watched by Harriman & others; aerial above B-17G over countryside & aerials of formation. Low aerial over B-17s parked at Ukraine base. 18:28:46 MS Crews leaving B-17G's, standing in front of aircraft, & posing w/ Harriman, Russian & American officers. Lt. Gen. Eaker of 8th AAF receives flowers from Soviet military woman; gives autographs as does Harriman. 18:29:29 MLS & MS Lt Gen Eaker & Soviet General Nikolai Perminov walking w/ group of officers & boarding C-47. WW2 Operation Frantic Joe aka Operation Baseball; 1944; 1940s; NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. Very good quality b/w. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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