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Strafing the German countryside and railroad lines; American Air Force personnel celebrating; V-E Day in London

Film | Accession Number: 2005.515.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4452 | Film ID: 2808

Scenes shot from a plane of the strafing of a town and/or a farm in Germany (lots of green space). An airman holds a slate reading: "SFP 186 Johnson [cameraman] Strip Y-73 Group 362 Sqdn 7 Plane [?] Date 19 May [?] Pilot Hunter" Burning fire that seem to spell out "V-E" shot from the air. A group of smiling American servicemen pose for the camera, holding up the V for victory symbol. Two soldiers stand in front of a sign that reads "Hells Angels 303rd bomb group." They read a Stars & Stripes newspaper which displays the headline "GERMANY QUITS." The marching band of the 8th Air Force plays on a green field. American servicemen walk along a road. 01:02:32 V-E Day celebrations in London. British flags hanging from windows and crowds in the streets. Close-up of a girl in a baby carriage; pan across the crowds. Two boys eat ice cream cones. American servicemen in the streets with the crowds. 01:03:21 Scenes shot from a plane showing strafing of the German countryside. 01:03:51 Strafing a train and railroad tracks. Quick shot of a slate with most of the same information as the earlier one, except that the strip is A-82 and the pilot is Doebler. More shots of strafing. Very quick slate indicates that the cameraman is Jackson, strip Y-64, date April 1945. Strafing continues.

Event:  April-May 1945
London, England
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:53
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