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Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.

The 8th Bomber Command, stationed in England, prepares for and executes a daylight precision bombing mission on several German cities, including Brandenburg, Danzig, Goynia, and Marienburg. Animated maps locate bombing targets. Technicians, particularly of Operational Research, study and outline the bombing mission. Oral and written orders follow high-level consultations on intelligence, operations, navigation, and bombing; bombs are loaded on airplanes. Crews of planes are awakened, eat breakfast, and begin extensive briefing on their missions. Briefings continue. Crews arrive at air fields, receive final briefings, board planes, check equipment, and take off. The composition of a fighting "group" is described in detail. After being intercepted by German fighter planes, the bombers reach their targets and disburse for bombing runs. Targets are bombed and groups reassemble for the return to England. Planes land and crews are interrogated. Interrogation continues and information and combat photographs are utilized in upper-echelon critiques. Shows miscellaneous combat shots, as the narrator pays tribute to the Air Force.

A Training Film from the Office of the Chief Signal Officer.

This historical recording from the National Archives may contain variations in audio and video quality based on the limitations of the original source material.

The content summary for this DVD is adapted from an historical description provided by the government agency or donor at the time of production release. This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: national archives and records administration
  • DVD Release Date: January 18, 2008
  • ASIN: B0012S9BZE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363,998 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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