Web videos: P-47s, Vietnam B-52s, B-26s, WW2 Carriers, PBYs & Fallschirmjeagers

Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In May 2012 Newsletter
Hello World War 2 & Jet aircraft fans --
You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
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view this months showing of six of my favorite classic World War 2
& jet documentary videos streaming over the Web. We have completed
the task of moving hosting of all our videos on YouTube. No more
RealVideo or Windows media players required, so you can also watch
them on your tablet or phone!
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 Fighting Lady" Restored color print from archival footage The
Fighting Lady follows the fictional career of an Essex Class aircraft
carrier from the Marcus Islands through the "Mariana's Turkey Shoot"
and much more. All of the footage is real. You'll see dramatic action
showing Hellcats, Hell Divers, Corsairs on deck and in the air,
including exciting dive bombing, anti-aircraft, and gun camera footage
and some amazing walkaway crash landings. A true classic
"The Thunderbolts: Ramrod to Emden" Restored print. The 56th Fighter
Group was home to P-47 aces like David Schilling, Frances "Gabby"
Gabreski, Robert S. Johnson, Fred Christensen, Walker Mahurin, and CO
Hubert "Hub" Zemke. See an action packed "ramrod" bomber escort
mission into Germany
"White Tailed Marauders: The 323rd Bomb Group and their B-26s"
Exclusive Production restored color print Rare color film of B-26
Marauders in action in the Spring of 1945. See the 453rd, 454th,
455th, and 455th Bomb Squadrons operating against Germany from their
base in France.
"The Story of the Black Cat PBYs" Revised edition with restored print.
This restoration was particularly satisfying. After many hours of
archival research, the identities of the previously undisclosed secret
PBY base shown in this film and the men who flew from it are revealed
for the first time in this exclusive release. During World War 2, that
info was all "Top Secret" and kept from the public. One of the least
known stories of the war in the Pacific, these black painted PBY
"VPB" ('Patrol Bombing") squadrons spread destruction far out of
proportion to their small numbers.
"Sky Blitz: The German Airborne Invasion of Holland" This documentary
on the airborne invasion of Holland in May 1941 was captured from the
Germans and turned into a training tool by the US Army Air Corp.
That's because it's a text book case of the effective use of airborne
troops and influenced US doctrine. This dramatic, action filled film
focuses on the capture and securing of a strategic lynch pin in the
defense of Holland, the massive Moerdijk bridge. You'll see crack
"Fallschirmjeager" troops seize the bridge in tact before it can be
blown by the Dutch. (Although they captured the bridge, they failed to
secure their final objective: the Hague and the airfields around it.)
Useful maps portray tactical operations.
"B-52 Vietnam: Operations Out of U Tapao Air Base, Thailand" --
exclusive color corrected video. (This year is the B-52's 50th
birthday.) The focus of this dramatic film is an "Arc Light" bombing
mission flown by Pilot Captain George Dietrich and the crew of B-52 D
"075," 4258th Strategic Wing out of U Tapao, Thailand in support of
the besieged marine base at Khe Sahn in 1968. You'll see every aspect
of the mission from Wing briefing, pre-fight check & takeoff, through
the bomb run and final touch down. But this is much more than a
typical Air Force information film -- it's more like a home movie.
You'll see Capt. Dietrich and his crew relaxing in a grass hut,
sipping PBRs at the end of the runway, shooting the bull & watching
the big Buffs takeoff. 258th CO, Brigadier General Alex W. Talmant,
who flew 100 missions himself, supplies an honest, straight forward
narration that stresses empowering junior officers. Also includes
briefings from "the brass at Mac V headquarters, but the real stars of
the film are the men of the 4258th. You'll see them up close, going
about their business maintaining and arming the big B-52s along with
behind the scenes glimpses of field operations at U-Tapao
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!
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Free admission for all. That's over 14 hours of rockin' World War II
prop & jet videos over the Internet!
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
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Web videos: P-47s, Vietnam B-52s, B-26s, WW2 Carriers, PBYs &
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