BCOF activities, Japan, 1949-1950

Place Asia: Japan, Kure
Accession Number F00254
Collection type Film
Measurement 7 min 33 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker Ryan, Frank
Place made Japan: Iwakuni, Japan: Kure
Date made 1949-1950
Access Open
Conflict British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Long shot of island target range. Pan of harbour area showing installations. RAAF men backs to camera viewing with binoculars the attacks on the island. Smoke from explosions. 77 Squadron RAAF Mustang fighters dropping napalm bombs. Mustangs landing at Iwakuni. Pan of Mustangs lined up on airfield. Mustangs taxi on tarmac. USAF Douglas A-26 Invader attack bomber parked on airstrip RAAF man taking photographs in the foreground. Parked Curtiss C46 Commado transport aircraft. Parked North American F82G Twin Mustang night fighter. RAAF personnel inspecting a parked USAF F61 Black Widow nightfighter. Long shot of burning aircraft on tarmac. Close up of burning Japanese aircraft. A parked USAF F51 Mustang fighter. F82 Twin Mustang engines starting. Long shot of F82 Twin Mustang and F61 Black Widow. Twin Mustang taxies on the runway left to right. Aerial shot over the sea. Extreme long shot of ships. 360 degree pan of Kure city. Inflight shots of passanger transport and aerial of city and harbour.

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