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

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

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

    Overview

    Description
    ***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.
    Duration
    00:20:13
    Date
    Event:  April-May 1945
    Locale
    Ohrdruf, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: United States. Army Air Forces.
    Camera Operator: Johnson

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    09:01:12:00 to 09:21:25:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 851 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Master 851 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Master 851 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Master 851 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 851 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 851 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 851 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 851 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in September 1994.
    Note
    USHMM replaced the online streaming video with a new, higher resolution digital file produced for the VHH project. The 16mm film source from NARA was scanned by the Austrian Filmmuseum in 2021.
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 1847
    Source Archive Number: 18 SFP 9187
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:06:17
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