US Army Air Force in Germany; Ohrdruf in flames; planes
- Event Date
- April-May 1945
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
***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.
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