Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In December 2013 Newsletter
Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --
You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
to view our December selection of eight exciting aviation streaming over th
e Web in broadband. There are four premiers and I've added four more of my
favorite videos for the holiday season.
As always, all of the videos showing on our website are for your free viewi
ng pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook!
Now showing in November "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission!
* World War 2 Fighter Combat Formations: Attack & Escort with Ronald Reagan
NEW!An experienced Army Air Force fighter pilot, played with his usual ver
ve by Ronald Reagan, is called back from the front to lead a fighter tactic
s class in Flight School for rookie pilots. The film starts with the AAF wa
y for forming. deploying and maneuvering fighter formations from two ship e
lements to 12 plane squadrons & how to take on enemy fighters. Then the foc
us turns to tactics for escorting friendly bombers and attacking enemy bomb
er formations, including close escort, top cover, using the sun to blind op
ponents, employing decoys in the attack - and more. Well illustrated.
* The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Singapore Surrenders Japanese Newsre
els 1942 Restored NEW! In Japanese with English explanatory text . First f
ilm shows the sinking of the British battleship Prince of Wales and battle
cruiser Repulse by Japanese bombers. It's a mixture of real film footage an
d recreated special effects, typical of World War 2 Japanese documentaries.
The second film shows the surrender of Allied forces in Singapore.
* White Tailed Marauders The 323rd Bomb Group and their B-26s Exclusive Ori
ginal Production - Rare color film of B-26 Marauders in action in the Sprin
g of 1945. See the 453rd, 454th, 455th, and 455th Bomb Squadrons operating
against Germany from their base in Laon, France. All color footage really b
rings this bygone era startlingly back to life. Where possible, individual
aircraft and their crews are identified.
* Why We're Here Fighting in Burma & India -1945 NEW! Digitally Restored. T
his film report was delivered by General Daniel Sultan, who succeeded Gener
al Stilwell as Allied commander of Burma/India operations. When surveyed, 5
0% of US forces had responded that they didn't know why they were in seemin
gly obscure South East Asia, "fighting to save the Chinese and the British
Empire," instead of in Europe or the highly publicized island campaigns in
the South Pacific. In response, the General shows the vital strategic impor
tance of keeping China in the war and the essential role (and sacrifices) o
f British and Chinese forces, all done through engaging film clips and maps
* The Fighting Lady A new print from the National Archives, that Icolor cor
rected color really brings this film to life! "The Fighting Lady" follows t
he fictional career of an Essex Class aircraft carrier from the Marcus Isla
nds campaign, through Tinian, Truk, the "Mariana's Turkey Shoot" and much m
ore. All of the footage shown in this fascinating classic documentary is re
al -- shot by combat cameramen on board ship and in the air, showing actual
Navy and Marine pilots and crewmen up close and personal.
* A Motion Picture History of the Korean War NEW1 Restored A concise, easy
to grasp history of the war told through maps, memorable "you are there" i
mages and eye witness accounts. You'll learn about strategy and tactics whi
le you see the dramatic ebb and flow of the conflict from the North Korean
invasion through the final cease fire.
* "There is a Way" F-105s in Vietnam This is a lot more than your average U
SAF "information" film. Shot in November, 1966, this up close and personal
look at the 421st Sq, 388th TFW and their F-105s has everything from exciti
ng footage of a bombing raid on Hanoi, dodging SAMs and fighting Migs, to f
everish overnight activity to repair and rearm the big "Thuds"at their base
at Korat, Thailand.
* The True Glory - From D-Day to the Elbe Academy Award Winner 1945 (Restor
ed) The True Glory" tells the breathtaking story of the Allied sweep across
Northern Europe, seen through the lenses of hundreds of combat cameramen.
An inspirational journey!
We also show 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! - d
on't miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58!
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05s, Fighting in the CBI, B-26s, Carrier Action & More
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