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Title:RAF AIR RESUPPLY OPERATIONS FROM CHANDINA TO MURDOCH AND TAUNG BAZAAR, BURMA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 16
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: RAF Douglas Dakota aircraft, operating from Chandina, seen resupplying troops with food and ammunition at Murdoch and Taung Bazaar.
Description: Supplies dropped from low altitude. Air-to-air footage. Food parcels dropped without parachutes. Airman manning Vickers K machine gun and navigator standing in astrodome. Airmen 'kicking out' - pushing supplies from aircraft. Supplies dropping and parachutes inflating. Cloudscapes and landscapes. Further internal shots and supplies dropping. Collapsed parachutes scattered across a paddy field.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Clot, Dennis Francis Emile1919-07-04 (Production individual)
Layzell, R G (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: Taung Bazaar, Burma (geography)
Air supply operations, Air operations over Burma, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Second Arakan Campaign 1943-1944, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Aerial Warfare (theme)
Burma 1942-1945 (theme)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
India 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 585 ft; Running time: 7 minutes
Notes: 'Murdoch' possibly a corruption of 'Mowdok', a range of hills on the Indo-Burma border, but unable to confirm. This would be plausible in the light of contemporary operations by XV Corps in this area.
RAF 62 Squadron was the only transport squadron to be based at Chandina at the time this film was shot, but this identification is not definitive. Dopesheet describes that after a sortie over Taung Bazaar a flight was made to deliver petrol from Chittagong to Imphal. Chandina is now in Bangladesh.
No slates, date from dopesheet.
Two dopesheets for this film, one naming Sergeant Layzell as cameraman, the other Sergeant Clot.