LANCASTERS OF 463 AND 467 SQUADRONS DEPART ON A RAID [Allocated Title]
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- Title: LANCASTERS OF 463 AND 467 SQUADRONS DEPART ON A RAID [Allocated Title]
- Film Number: ARY 36-5
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- Summary: Lancaster bomber 'nose-art' and take offs.
- Description: The reel consists in the main of close ups of the 'nose-art' painted on the bombers. The artwork is as follows. 'UNCLE JOE' shows a caricature of Stalin superimposed onto a Red Star. There are 43 bomb mission symbols and 13 red stars under the cockpit. A 'fan ' of cards shows the Queen of Hearts. Mission symbols are red hearts. 'ADMIRAL SHYTE-AWK' sports 21 bombs and 24 small kangaroos. 'SNIFTER OF SUNNY SYDNEY' shows a smiling dog walking away from a tree. An un-named aircraft carries 14 mission symbols as lipstick kisses whilst the artwork shows a half-woman, half-bomb character. 'WHOA BESSIE' is a cartoon cow, the mission symbols are milk bottles. Two unnamed aircraft show an angry man and the other a cartoon man carrying a bomb. After a shot of the cameraman in the middle of the runway Lancasters are filmed in the progressively darkening light.
- Access Conditions: IWM Attribution: © IWM
- Featured Period: 1939-1945
- Production Date: 1944
- Production Country: GB
- Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor) RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
- Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Sqdn 463 (regiment/service) Royal Air Force, Sqdn 467 (regiment/service)
- Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Avro Lancaster (object name) arts, Australian air - heraldry: nose art, UNCLE JOE (object name) arts, Australian air - heraldry: nose art, QUEEN OF HEARTS (object name) arts, Australian air - heraldry: nose art, ADMIRAL SHYTE-AWK (object name) arts, Australian air - heraldry: nose art, SNIFTER OF SUNNY SYDNEY (object name) arts, Australian air - heraldry: nose art, WHOA BESSIE (object name) GB, England & Waddington, Lincs <RAF Station> (geography) twilight (concept)
- Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W Sound format: Silent Soundtrack language: None Title language: None Subtitle language: None
- Technical Details: Format: 35mm Number of items/reels/tapes: 1 Footage: 693 ft; Running time: 7 mins 30 secs
- Notes: Summary: No dope sheet held. The reel contains some very amusing nose art which is usually only associated with the USAAF.
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