1. Europe, pre invasion battle of the air 2. Little ships hit high spots. (News From Home No. 87)

Accession Number F00776
Collection type Film
Measurement 7 min
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm - safety/b&w/sound
Place made Australia, United Kingdom: England
Date made 21 April 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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1. (4 min) Covers Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Squadrons of the USAAF 8th Airforce flying as fighter escorts for B-17 Flying Fortresses. Shots of pilots, P-47 take offs, in flight and gun camera film of attacks on Luftwaffe Me-109, Me-110 fighters and other unidentified aircraft. (Movietone News arranged by USAAF films) 2. (2 min 48 sec) Shows construction of RAN Fairmile motor launches by shipbuilding carpenters. Fairmile launched by the eldest shipbuilder a 75 year old. Fairmiles ML 810 & ML 822 outside Sydney heads Fairmile fire 20 mm Oerlikon at Avro Anson and drops depth charges. (Cinesound Review).