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Title:AIR RESUPPLY OPERATIONS AROUND IMPHAL, INDIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 6
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Footage of various Allied transport aircraft taking off after being loaded with weaponry and mules for resupply operations.
Description: Aircraft include RAF Douglas Dakota and US Army Air Force Curtiss C-46 Commando. Also (briefly) RAF Hawker Hurricane. One Dakota has 'Kia Ora' mascot painted on nose [suggesting New Zealander aircrew]. A motorbike and jeep trailer are seen being loaded onto aircraft. One aircraft refuelled from a bowser. Major General Briggs, General Officer Commanding 5th Indian Division, arrives by air and chats with his air crew and other staff officers. Others are briefed by an American officer seated in a jeep.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Thomas, R H (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Briggs, Harold Rawdon (person)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Air Command South East Asia, Eastern Air Command (regiment/service)
Keywords: Imphal, Manipur, India (geography)
Air supply operations, Air operations over Burma, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Aerial Warfare (theme)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
United States Air Forces 1939-1945 (theme)
India 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)