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Summary: Mitchells operating from the Belgian airfield of Melsbroek.
Description: Mitchells, lined up astern, move off one by one to take off. Ground crew in cap comforters and leather jerkins rotate a propeller as aircrew arrive (this shot from various angles). A pilot is seen (from the wing) getting into his seat. In an early morning effect shot, aircraft taxi and take off. Two Meteors of 616 Squadron taxi to the runway.
Production Details: RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Orchard (Pilot Officer) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Sqdn 180 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 98 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 320 (regiment/service)
Royal Netherlands Navy & Sqdn 320 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 616 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Gloster Meteor F.1 (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: North American B-25 Mitchell & [British] (object name)
RAF Station B.58, Melsbroek, Brabant, Belgium (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1324 ft; Running time: 14 mins
Notes: Summary: Shot sheet held. Most of this reel is a duplication of ARY 26.