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Makeshift military airport

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2710 | Film ID: 964
Image

Men moving off in twilight silhouetted against sunset. Group of men kneeling in twilight. Officer in combat gear reading orders. American flag on left shoulder, men in this unit appear to be paratroopers. Planes have names such as "Windy City," "Bobbie Ellen 3," "Dinky," "Philadelphia Express." This is a portable metal runway. VS of men under wings of plane. LS, pan of plane landing. Jeep towing small artillery pieces. LS of many planes and/or gliders in BG of very flat area. DC3 taxiing for takeoff, towing glider, apparently with paratroopers. Series of shots of DC3s pulling gliders into air. Shot of paratrooper with knife in his boot, GI shaving at mirror of jeep. VS of two-star general (may be General Gavin). Glider "Olga 3" being loaded. "Old Couchez Avec is back again, C.C. Capt. J. A. Finley" written on glider. VS of men climbing into gliders. One ties on yellow scarf. Detail shots of gliders with tow ropes, DC3s lined up. Paratrooper colonel CU. Man signaling takeoff of gliders being towed by DC3s.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:06:20
Event Date
1945
Locale
Unknown
Europe
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:44:52
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