Operations Aitape, Wewak, Beauforts, P.T. boats

Units
Accession Number F02624
Collection type Film
Measurement 21 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944?
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Shot from bomb camera of bomb drop on Japanese positions. View of bomb crated Japanese airfield. Mid air shot of Beaufort of 8 Squadron RAAF (code UV-P). Interior shot of Beaufort looking past radio operator towards the aircrafts nose. The bomb drop and explosions of phosphorus bombs. Long shot of the target and Beauforts circling target. Shot of the Beaufort formation taken from the pilots position. Close up of of the aircraft's engine. Long shot of simultaneous bomb drop by the entire formation and bomb explosions. Various shots of terrain and low level passes over and island. Scene change to PT boat sequence (see F02560 for description). Long shot of bombed target. Mid air close up shot of Boomerang of 4 Squadron RAAF (code QE-A). Mid air close up of Beaufort. Airfield and a line up of Beauforts of 100 Squadron RAAF with B-25 Mitchells landing in the distance. Reconnaissance sequence of bombed Japanese airfield including wrecked aircraft. Close up of bombardier at bomb sight. A Beaufort sporting nose art. The mid upper gunner. Crew pose infront of Beaufort. Long shot of bombed Japanese airfield. Interior shots of Beaufort. Mid air shot Beauforts of 100 Sqn RAAF in formation. Shots of various Beauforts inflight and the bomb drop. Beauforts of 100 Squadron take off from airfield. Beauforts of 8 Squadron RAAF landing. The airfield bomb dump . Bomb tractor transporting bombs to Beauforts. Bombing up of No. 100 Squadron Beaufort (code QH-L) with 100lb and 500lb bombs. Armourers loading belts of .303 ammuntion. Beaufort (QH-D ) of 100 Sqn RAAF taxing on airfiled. Beauforts of 100 Sqn RAAF flying in formation over mountains. Scene change to airfield with RAAF crew boarding truck. Beauforts taxing on airfield and take offs. Long shot of bombed coastal target. Shots of the bomber formation, Scene change to an unidentified officer on RAAF motorcycle 200484 posing infront of tent.

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