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US Army Air Force in Germany; Ohrdruf in flames; planes

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2207 | Film ID: 851

***The clip that is viewable online is a selected excerpt from the complete story - timecode 09:04:04 to 09:10:07.***

Diving on bridge over river. P-47 dives on town. Strafing railroad, road, town. Large formation of P-47s in the air. MS, CU C-47 taking off. 09:04:04 MS German officers waiting evacuation. CU Hugo Sperrle, former chief of staff. MCU as officers climb into C-47 for evacuation. German officers. MS German prisoners awaiting air evacuation. MS as they board C-47. CU pilot and nose of C-47 as he turns over engine. MS A-20 buzzes and flies over field. 09:05:53 MS burning barracks at Ohrdruf concentration camp. CUs flames, burning barracks, raging fire, billowing smoke, burning buildings. Pan down burning building. CUs flames. LS of German city and airport. 09:10:07 LS as plane takes off from airfield. MS dummy airplane on German field. LS as four P-47s buzz and fly over field. MLS as P-47s taxi on grass field. P-47s prepare for takeoffs. MLS P-47s takeoff, land, buzz field.

Event Date
April-May 1945
Ohrdruf, Germany
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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