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US airforce; Ohrdruf on fire; bones at Buchenwald

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2263 | Film ID: 847

Slate reads: "OSS USAF LT. ARMISTEAD ROLL #19" AVs, view from planes of bombs being dropped over Germany. B-26s and B-17s in the air and on ground. American soldiers on airfield unloading airplane with baggage. 05:03:56 Slate reads: "CAPT. BROWNING C-22 A-83 APRIL" Pilot in cockpit. Soldiers unloading a plane and boarding a truck, smoking, gesturing for the camera. On airfield, moving equipment with trucks. 05:06:45 Slate reads: "CAPT. BROWNING C-21 A-83 APRIL" American soldiers getting off a truck with bags, working at the airfield, marking document. CUs of soldiers as they smoke, dole out supplies, and play with a puppy. Pilot speaks with another. Soldiers wire equipment and prepare planes for takeoff. One marks a plane with chalk, "Happy Birthday Hoimann! from Duffy's Tavern" Baby shoes hang in cockpit, more INT shots of the cockpit. 05:12:23 Slate reads: "CAPT. BROWNING C-24 A-83 APRIL" followed quickly by another slate reading: "OSS USN LT. ARMISTEAD ROLL #24" Soldier demonstrates shooting a rifle from the plane. INTs and CUs of cockpit, pilots, dog. Loading planes with bombs. 05:15:12 Slate reads: "CAPT. BROWNING C-25 A-83 APRIL" LS of planes taking off and landing. Slate reads: "CAPT. CARTER PROD #186 ROLL C-30 4-12-45" Airplanes in flight. 05:18:23 MS, pan of burning buildings at Ohrdruf. 05:19:48 MS, pile of bones at Buchenwald, CU.

Event:  March-April 1945
Production:  1945
Buchenwald, Germany
Ohrdruf, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-09-21 14:21:00
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