Web Videos: Legendary P-51s, The Memphis Belle - restored, B-29s, Leyte Gulf, B-58s & The Gipper's Zero

Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In March 2012 Newsletter
Hello World War 2 aircraft fans --
You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
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view this months showing of seven classic World War 2 & Jet
documentary videos streaming over the Web, including two Drive-In
As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free
viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on
Now showing "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In
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"The 354 Fighter Group 'Mustang Pioneers' Color Scrapbook" In color
Exclusive Documentary. Rare color film of the legendary 354 Fighter
Group, with over 700 Kills, the highest scoring American unit in
Europe. You'll see great aces like G.T. Eagleston and B. W. Carr at
work and at play in their newly captured base in Germany in Spring,
1945, only a few months before war's end. Nice scenes with the group's
well known P-51Ds too, including "Margie Maru" and "Angel's Playmate."
This was the first group to fly P-51Bs in the ETO. They were known as
the "Mustang Pioneers." Amazing color gun camera film!
"Don't Kill Your Friends" New! The first "Dilbert" cartoons were
created during World War 2 by U.S. Navy Lt. Richard Osborn, based on
the Navy flier name for operational errors --"dillies." The "Don't be
a Dilbert" warning and character was featured on a wide variety of
posters promoting safety. As played here by "Dead End Kid" Huntz Hall
Dilbert is a deadly combination of over confidence and bumbling
incompetence who wreaks havoc among Naval personnel and innocent
civilians. There's a good look inside and outside the Navy F4F/FM
carrier fighters used in training. In this humorous, yet deadly
serious US Navy training film, Dilbert fearlessly provides a string of
negative examples of what not to do during aerial gunnery practice.
"B-29s Over Dixie" New! A fascinating look inside the huge B-29
production facility built from scratch in Marietta, Georgia. Includes
detailed views of revolutionary new production techniques, assembly
line work, and the training and care of thousands of new workers. This
film is a tribute to the massive American war effort that was an
essential element in the victory of the Allies.
"The B-58 Hustler Wins the Bleriot Trophy" A pilot once said of the
Convair B-58, "She looked like she was breaking the sound barrier just
sitting on the tarmac." At Mach 2 +, the B-58 wasn't just one of the
fastest bombers of her day, she was one of the fastest military planes
period. In 1930 the French aviation pioneer Louis Bleriot established
a prize for the first aircraft to average over 2,000 kph for thirty
minutes-- the Louis Bleriot Speed Trophy. For 30 years, that prize lay
unclaimed by any aircraft. See how supersonic B-58 Hustler "Firefly"
took the prize in May 1961.-
"The Battle of Leyte Gulf" The Second Battle of the Philippines,
popularly known today as "The Battle of Leyte Gulf," was the largest
Naval engagement in history, swirling around the October, 1944
invasion of Leyte Island and the Japanese navy's surprise counter
strike. You'll see dramatic naval surface battles and carrier air
footage from several engagements, including "The Battle of the Sibuyan
Sea," battleship action at "The Battle of Surigao Strait," "The Battle
off Samar" where the gallant jeep carriers and destroyers of Task Unit
77.4.3 turned back Japanese Admiral Kurita's massive Center Force
Fleet, and "The Battle off Cape Enga=F1o" where Admiral Mitscher's Task
Force 38 carriers pounded Japanese Admiral Ozawa's carrier force.
"The Memphis Belle" Exclusive --exclusive color corrected video! The
classic film chronicles the 25th mission of the Boeing B-17 Memphis
Belle, striking the all important U-boat submarine pens at
Wilhemshaven. This is the original wartime documentary, written and
directed by legendary Academy Award winner William Wyler. You'll see
Capt Robert Morgan and the men of the B-17 "Memphis Belle," 324th
Squadron, 91st BG, going about their deadly business in rare
Technicolor footage.
"Recognition of the Japanese Zeno Fighter." Lieutenant "Jimmy
Saunders" (Ronald Reagan) learns how to tell a P-40 from a Japanese
A6M Zero, the hard way. (That's a very angry Craig Stevens aka "Peter
Gunn" on the receiving end.) Contains plenty of interesting info about
what US pilots were told about Japan's most produced and feared
fighter and how to spot it. Includes seldom seen footage of a captured
Zero doing spectacular aerobatics.
If you haven't stopped by Zeno's Drive-In before, we also feature
1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to
fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/
SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S.
Alert! - don't miss the F-86 & B-58!
Free admission for all. That's over 14 hours of rockin' World War II
props & jets for free viewing over the Internet!
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
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Web Videos: Legendary P-51s, The Memphis Belle - restored, B-29s,
Leyte Gulf, B-58s & The Gipper's Zero
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