[RAAF Baltimores] (Africa)

Accession Number F02640
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker RAF Film Unit
Place made North Africa, North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Bardia Area, Gambut
Date made 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Martin Baltimore aircraft of an unidentified RAF squadron (possibly No 454 Squadron RAAF) taxing at Gambut (?) airfield North Africa. Baltimores taking off. British troops in tropical kit board a RAF C-47 Dakota tranpost aircaft displaying nose art "Patches". Close up of Baltimore taxiing (no squadron code). Pilots deplane and remove flying suits and gear. Baltimores landing. Close up of nose of Baltimore. Camouflaged Bren gun carrier on airfield. Shot of unassembled bombs.

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