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Summary: Titling: "Section V. The Attacks." This film is a complete section of a film giving a "film briefing" for an attack on the oil refinery at Pitesti in Rumania (Romania), 4 hours 40 minutes flying time from Benghazi.
Description: Bomb aimers are told not to aim at the storage tanks and tank cars which will only create a smokescreen but to put the refinery itself out of action. Detailed directions for the red target attack then follow, with maps and reconnaissance photos showing Pitesti's position in a valley, and closer views detailing the vital installations (boilerhouse, powerhouse, distillation plant) within the target area circle. Briefing ends with slow and fast run-ups to the target area, using model planes over a reconnaissance photograph. The commentary is spoken by an American.
Production Country: United States of America
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Army Air Forces, 15th Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: intelligence, military, United States - briefing (object name)
intelligence, military, United States - reconnaissance: aerial target photographs (object name)
Rumania & Ploesti <oil field> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 226 ft; Running time: 6 mins