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Summary: Twenty camera-gun sequences filmed in colour of fighter attacks on enemy planes and shipping.
Description: Sequences include film of low level attacks on coastal shipping, aerial combat above the sea, a blazing ship lying offshore and an attack on a naval vessel taking evasive action. Precise identification is difficult on account of the variable quality of the colour film but planes identified include a Lightning (17) and Aichi dive-bomber (17) as well as two Grumman Wildcats (19). Sequence 13 is filmed at night from an aircraft carrier and shows a twin-engined, single fin medium bomber (probably a USN Marauder) with one engine ablaze attempting to land on deck. The plane crashes into the sea in a large ball of fire and blazing oil lights up the surrounding area revealing other vessels in the area.
Production Country: United States of America
Production Details: United States Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Army Air Forces (regiment/service)
United States Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, Japanese - combat: Aichi D3A1 (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: Grumman F4F Wildcat (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: Lockheed P-38 Lightning (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: Martin B-26 Marauder & [wrecked] (object name)
combat, United States air (object name)
combat, United States - air strike anti-ship (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 423 ft; Running time: 11 mins