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Summary: Unedited film shot at Woodbridge, Suffolk. Air base was used by USAAF and RAF bombers returning from raids as an emergency landing point.
Description: (1) Views of runway lit by FIDO in poor weather conditions and at night. FIDO storage tanks and pump house. Consolidated B-24 Liberator lands.
(2) Salvage dump of wrecked aircraft, including Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses. Scenes of the Flying Control Room prior to an emergency landing, and view of the control tower. Bombing up and departure of an Avro Lancaster. (7/2/1945)
(4) USAAF crew examine their damaged Liberator. Another Liberator takes off. Tractor tows a Lancaster off the runway. Fortress lands with damaged wing and undercarriage.
(5) Returned crews report at the aircrew reception room in a Nissen hut. Aircrews resting in the mess, playing billiards and reading. Crane lifts up a Liberator with a collapsed nose wheel. (16/2/1945)
Production Country: GB
Production Details: RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Hampson, A C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
United States Army Air Forces (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Avro Lancaster (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress & [wrecked] (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: Consolidated B-24 Liberator (object name)
command and control, British air: flying control room (object name)
equipment, British air - navigational: FIDO (object name)
operations, Allied air - return (object name)
operations, Allied air - salvage (object name)
operations, British air - preparation: bombing up (object name)
operations, British air - routine (object name)
recreation, Allied air - casual (object name)
GB, England & Woodbridge, Suff <RAF Station> (geography)