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Title:A DAKOTA ON FIRE, AND TYPHOONS TAXIING, AT 121 AIRFIELD [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 68
Description: Film of a Dakota on fire (shot from the side and front - with emphasis on the nose, cockpit and wing damage); long shot of the burning nose, and of black smoke rising; the fire then filmed from behind the aircraft. A pilot gets into a Typhoon, with help from an airman (3 takes); shots of the front of the Typhoon, and of the pilot being strapped in (filmed from various angles). Two Typhoons take off - raising much dust (various shots). Night sequence (at 350 ft); German flares in the sky over Caen; British tracers dimly visible.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Challis, Christopher George (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Typhoon (object name)
aircraft, United States - transport: Douglas C-47 Dakota & [damaged] (object name)
operations, British air - sortie (object name)
Caen, Calvados, France (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 411 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Summary: according to dopesheet, the Dakota was set on fire by a strafing attack by an Me 109 (see remarks to ACB 25).
Technical: SP ACB 68 is part of a can comprising ACB 68 to 70 (SP) (total length 782 ft). ACB 68P is part of a can comprising ACB 68 and 69 (total length 423 ft). Print of ACB 68 is 156 ft. (No Typhoon footage, less night sequences.)