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Title:ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE PILOTS AT VOLKEL AIRFIELD IN HOLLAND [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 221
Summary: Unedited black and white footage of RAAF pilots at Volkel airfield, Holland, October 1944. Pilots and ground crew erecting a timber frame for a new dispersal hut. Burnt out hanger visible in the background. Various shots of four RAAF pilots looking at a map while standing by the wing of Hawker Tempest aircraft, Flying Officer A D S Anderson (Dimboola, Victoria), Flying Officer M Adams (Mansfield, Victoria), Flying Officer F G Calder (Baldwin, Victoria) and Flying Officer N J Rankin (Colac, Victoria). Shots of ground crew pushing on the wings of a Hawker Tempest aircraft to dislodge its wheels from muddy ground while it attempts to taxi forward. Various shots of Flying Officer Calder and three other pilots standing in a bomb crater and examining bomb fragments. Close-up shot of two bomb fragents in the hands of a pilot wearing a leather flying jacket. Flying Officer Calder climbing in to the cockpit of his plane and various close-up shots of him waving, adjusting his googles and being strapped in by another pilot.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Footage: 339ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Technical: Held in can ACB 221-222.
Remarks: Part of a series of films shot by RAF Film Production Unit cameramen, on the ground, in Europe June 1944 - December 1945
Remarks: Dope Sheet notes that previous buildings on the site were destroyed by a German air atttack.
Remarks: Dope Sheet notes an engagement of five Hawker Tempests with a German Me.262, with the Me.262 escaping "with a terrific rate of climb and two minutes later bombed the aerodrome" at the time of filming. This aerial engagement and bombing are not seen in the film.
Remarks: Dope Sheet list the pilots names and home towns.
Remarks: Sequences in a different order than listed on the Dope Sheet.