Web Videos: Zemke's Thunderbolts, A-26 Invaders in Color, WW2 Machine Guns, Midway, Inchon & more

Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big March 2011Newsletter
Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --
You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
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this month's parade of six exciting aviation & combat documentary
films playing over the Internet.
All of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing
pleasure. The movies playing at the Matinee are viewable in both
RealVideo and Windows Media Player streaming video formats
Now showing "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In
"Ramrod to Emden" Exclusive - Restored film print. The 56th Fighter
Group was one of the most storied Air Corps units of World War II.
Home to aces like David Schilling (22 kills), Frances "Gabby" Gabreski
(28), Robert S. Johnson (27), Fred Christensen (21.5), Walker Mahurin
(21), and CO Hubert "Hub" Zemke (18), the 56th blazed an early trail
across the skies of the ETO in their massive, but deadly P-47
Thunderbolts, ."Ramrod to Emden" is the story of the Dec 11, 1943
bomber escort mission (aka "a ramrod") to Emden, Germany. As you'll
see in the film, the 56th encountered heavy, determined opposition
from Germans, but it proved to be an exceptionally productive day.
With Lt. Col. Schilling leading 50 planes of the group, they claimed
17-0-5, with two aircraft lost in a midair collision and no aircraft
lost to enemy action. Allied bomber losses were minimal.
"A-26 Invaders Attack! The 416th Bomb Group in Color " Exclusive color
corrected original documentary from Military Arts Pictures. Legendary
SFP 186 combat cameramen rode along with 416th Bomb Group A-26
Invaders during March and April, 1945 with color film loaded in their
cameras. The results are some of the most beautiful and dramatic
footage to come out of the World War II. You'll see fleets of silver
fast attack bombers soaring through towering cumulus clouds before
unloading torrents of bombs deep inside the Third Reich. An added
bonus is a cache of remarkable still pictures taken by 416th Group
(668th, 669th, 670th and 671st Bomb Squadrons) staff photog Sergeant
Cachat showing A-26s on location and their crews.
"Operation Inchon " This documentary tells the fascinating story of
Douglas MacAthur's amphibious landing at the port of Inchon behind
enemy lines in Korea in October, 1950. This brilliant move led to the
liberation of the South Korean capital, Seoul, and a dramatic reversal
in the course of the war. Previously victorious North Korean forces
were out flanked and forced into a pellmell retreat back north of the
38th Parallel, almost to the Siberian border. The 1st Marine Division,
backed by the 7th Infantry, US Airborne and ROK forces surprised the
communists at Inchon, making the most of naval and air superiority.
"John Ford's Battle of Midway " Digitally restored. Directed by four
time Oscar Winner John Ford New Color Corrected Edition from archival
sources. This stirring documentary was shot by Director John Ford
during the intense June 4th Japanese carrier plane attacks on Midway
Island and by Navy Combat Cameramen aboard the USS Yorktown during the
epic carrier battle, along with color gun camera film of air to air
and air to sea combat. Highlights include memorable scenes from the
Marine Base on Midway, airfield B-17s leaving to attack the Japanese
fleet, patrolling PBYs, action packed Japanese attacks on the Yorktown
and Midway, and up close shots of the Yorktown's squadron VF3 and
their F4F Wild Cats, including aces John S. "Jimmy' Thach ("The Thach
Weave").
"Automatic Weapons: American vs. German " This film was produced by
the War Department to familiarize American troops with the actual
sound and performance of various German automatic weapons including
the Schmeisser MP-40 machine pistol and the MG-40 and MG-42 machine
guns. The higher rate of fire of the German weapons was cause for
concern. The film uses a pair of memorable "shoot outs" to compare the
relative strengths of the US weapons with their captured German
counterparts. A Thompson and an M-3 "Grease Gun" face off against the
German MP-40, and then the light and heavy versions of the American
Browning .30 caliber face off against the German MG-34 and MG-42.
"The Memphis Belle" New -- 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.
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
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Web Videos: Zemke's Thunderbolts, A-26 Invaders in Color, WW2 Machine
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