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Title:AIR MARSHAL CORYTON VISITS AN RAF THUNDERBOLT SQUADRON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 41
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Air Marshal Coryton and Air Commodore the Earl of Bandon visit an RAF Thunderbolt squadron before meeting General Stratemeyer, US Army Air Force, commander of Eastern Air Command.
Description: Thunderbolts taxiing. An airman sits on the port wing of the leading aircraft. Thunderbolts taxi past camera. One aircraft named 'Mongoose II' seen carrying drop tank with graffiti reading 'Tojo's a yellow rat from Carl and Fred'. More Thunderbolts taxiing. Air Marshal Coryton and Air Commodore Bandon seated in a tent. Two Spitfires taking off. A line of Thunderbolts at dispersal. One pilot standing on the wing of his aircraft talks to his squadron intelligence officer. Australian pilots sit on a heap of sand with a Thunderbolt in the background, talking about the raid. A Thunderbolt with its engine cowling off, showing the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine behind. Thunderbolts taxiing. Coryton and Bandon with General Stratemeyer. Stratemeyer leaving by aircraft. Thunderbolt landing. Aircraft overhead. Officers watch a group of aircraft in the distance.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Lang, T W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Coryton, Alec (person)
Stratemeyer, George (person)
Bernard, Percy (person)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: Fighter operations, Air operations over Burma, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Aerial Warfare (theme)
United States Air Forces 1939-1945 (theme)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)