Web Videos: Rampaging P-47s, A-20 Havocs, The Hornet, Jolly Green Giants, Fallschrimjeager & more

Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big May 2011Newsletter
Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft scale modelers --
You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com / for this month's parade of six exciting aviation & combat documentary films playing over the Internet.
All of the videos shown on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure.
Now showing "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In
"The 362nd Fighter Group Color On the prowl over Germany" Exclusive original documentary -- some of the most exciting color air action sequences to come out of World War 2! 362nd Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bombers were specially equipped with color movie cameras to capture thrilling ground and air attacks as they happened, striking targets in Spring, 1945. The result is unique from the cockpit views putting you in the middle of attacks on tanks, airfields, trucks, rail yards, bridges, trains, fighters, and more.
"A-20 Havocs in Color with 416th Bomb Group Scrapbook" Rare color footage of 416th Bomb Group A-20 Havoc attack bombers (aka "Bostons") taken before the Group transitioned to A-26s in the fall of 1944 -- plus many memorable still photos taken by 416 Group photog, Sargent Cachat. Includes over 200 pictures, including dramatic combat shots, detailed photo analysis of target strikes in France, Belgium, and Germany, and some of the most memorable crew photos we've ever seen.
"Avoiding and Controlling Spins & Stalls in World War 2 Aircraft" Learn why aircraft spins and stalls happen and how to deal with them in this thorough Wold War 2 US Navy training film. Features examples using an F6F Hellcat, F4U Corsair, PBY Catalina & more!
"USAF 20th Helicopter Squadron CH-3C Jolly Green Giant helicopters support Marine Delta Force amphibious landing during "Operation Double Eagle" in Vietnam." Color New, Exclusive documentary from recently released raw footage. Excellent color. Operation Double Eagle in late January, 1966 was the largest Marine amphibious assault since the Korean War and the largest conducted during the Vietnam War. 5,000 marines from 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, and 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines landed by ship and helicopter in southern Quang Ngai Province near Duc Pho. Great quality color footage shows 20th Squadron "Jolly Green Giant" CH-3C helos operating out of Danang supporting the amphibious landing in a variety of roles including ferrying 105mm howitzers from "Red Beach" inland to forward fire bases, transporting causalities and captured VC, bringing in spare parts and ferrying civilians from the combat zone to safe havens.
"The Life & Death of the U.S.S Hornet" The dramatic story of the legendary aircraft carrier, the USS Hornet (CV-8), from her launching by Newport News through her dramatic loss after the Battle of Santa Cruz. In between , you'll see some of the best footage we have of the Hornet's role in the launching of Col. Jimmy Doolittle's amazing B-25 bomber strike on Tokyo on 18 April, 1942. You'll also see memorable scenes from her participation in the Battle of Midway, including up close footage of the immortal heroes of Torpedo Squadron 8 (VT-8), all of whom, except one lone survivor, Ensign George Gay, lost their lives flying unescorted against the Japanese fleet in their out-dated Douglas TBD Devastators. Their sacrifice helped draw protecting Japanese fighters away from their carriers, leading to the loss of three of them that day to US dive bombers. Hornet received four battle stars for World War II service.
"Sky Blitz" 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 that 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 "Fallschrimjeager" troops seize the bridge in tact before it can be blown by the Dutch. Useful maps portray tactical operations.
NEW Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/ZenosWarbirds to see previously unreleased videos from Zeno's vault, sneak previews of new videos and more!
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!
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com / Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds
Web Videos: Rampaging P-47s, A-20 Havocs, The Hornet, Jolly Green Giants, Fallschrimjeager & more
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