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Title:CONSOLIDATED B-24D LIBERATOR AND AVRO MANCHESTER MK I [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 7-3
Summary: Aircraft recognition study.
Description: A B-24D Liberator number 123744, named 'Geronimo' (and sporting an Indian chief's head painted on the nose) of 328BS/93BG is seen in flight. On the ground various views are seen of Liberator 'Flying Cock' of 409BS/93BG. The reel concludes with good views of Avro Manchester Mk I of 49 Squadron landing, taxiing and taking off, also good shots of ground crew servicing a Manchester's Vulture engine.
Production Details: RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Army Air Force, 328th Bombardment Squadron (regiment/service)
United States Army Air Force, 409th Bombardment Squadron (regiment/service)
United States Army Air Force, 93rd Bombardment Group (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 49 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, United States - combat: Consolidated B-24D Liberator (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Avro Manchester Mk I (object name)
operations, British air - routine: maintenance (object name)
Scampton, Lincolnshire, England, UK (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 975 ft; Running time: 11 mins
Notes: Summary: Shot sheet held. The Manchester may have been filmed at RAF Scampton where 49 Squadron operated them between April and July 1942. Good quality footage and nice views of an unusual aircraft.