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Summary: Mosquitos are prepared for a daylight raid.
Description: Although initially out of focus, the reel commences with good views of Mosquito GB*N flying very low over water. After a scene of a Flight Sergeant chatting to and inspecting engine fitters' work, the air to air scenes continue. The aircraft approach a coast and commence their run over the countryside. Aircraft seen is XD*M of 139 Squadron. The reel concludes with various scenes of the interior of the cockpit (with close ups of the pilot's hands operating the throttles), the propeller of the starboard engine stopping in flight and head-on close ups of the crew.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Hill, James1919-08-011994-10-07 (Production individual)
Kelly, Graham White "Skeets"19131970Second World War cameraman (RAF Film Production Unit); later an accomplished film cameraman. Killed shooting aerial footage for the film Zeppelin in 1970. (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Sqdn 105 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 139 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: De Havilland Mosquito Mk 4 (object name)
operations, British air - sortie: daylight raid (object name)
weapons, British air - bomb: 500 pound (object name)
GB, England & Horsham St Faith, Norfolk <RAF Station> (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 951 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Summary: No descriptive documentation held. This reel and ARY 17/22 formed part of an abandoned project but are nevertheless good. The countryside seen is seemingly continental in that one has a good low view of a 'Dutch' windmill as it passes beneath the 'plane. Note also that the pilot, or at least the hand operating the throttles is that of a Warrant Officer.