The transport squadrons 341 Wing Akyab

Accession Number F02148
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Leithhead, David
Place made Burma
Date made 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Burma, Akyab Island and Rangoon, Burma. Ruins, railway station. Dust storm at RAF base. Activities at base relaxation, washing and messing. Maintenance flight at work on Doglas C-47 Dakota transport aircfat. Dakotas on metal airstrip and take- offs. Bombed bridge, railway lines and rolling stock. The first parachute drops on Rangoon, the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, the chief landmark of Rangoon beside which these drops were made. Rangoon street scenes. Burmese girls making paper bags out of five and ten rupee notes.

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