WW2 Web Videos: Thunderbolts attack, WW2 Carriers & Subs and Bombers against Rommel

Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In February 2012 Newsletter
Hello World War 2 scale modelers --
You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
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view this months showing of six classic World War 2 documentary
videos streaming over the Web. This month there=92s action in the air,
on the ground and under the sea!
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 362nd Fighter Group - On the prowl over Germany" In color
Exclusive original documentary -- some of the most exciting color air
action sequences to come out of World War 2! Select 362nd Fighter
Group P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bombers were especially equipped with
color movie cameras to capture thrilling ground and air attacks as
they happened. These squadrons were tasked with striking targets
inside Germany as the war against the Third Reich entered it's final
act 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. You'll even see
antiaircraft fire arcing up from the ground, bursting around the big
Thunderbolts as they make their low level strikes.
"US Bombers Over North Africa" A rare look at early war US Air
Operations in North Africa. B-25 and B-17 bombers of the 321st and
97th Bomb Groups hammer Rommel's retreat from Tunisia. =A0Part of the
"North West African Strategic Air Force," these groups were initially
tasked with preventing men and material from reaching the Afrika
Korps, and later with preventing them from escaping. The missions for
the day of this film were to strike from bases in Algeria at the
junction at Manouba, near Tunis, and the air field at Sidi Ahmed, near
Bizerte, where a large number of extremely valuable JU 52 transports
were based, a key element in German evacuation plans.
"Catapulting on a World War 2 Aircraft Carrier" Small World War II
aircraft carriers depended on their catapults. This unique film offers
a rare look at how US Navy carrier crews were trained to operate
catapults to launch aircraft, even from very short decks. As a bonus,
you'll see GM FM-1 "Wildcats" up close, handled expertly on the tiny
deck of a CVE "jeep" escort carrier.
"Submarine Warfare in the Pacific" Completed shortly after the end of
the War this exciting film features footage of US submarine operations
you won't find anywhere else. There's even a cameo appearance by
Japanese Fleet Admiral Nagano who discusses (in English) the effect of
US sub operations on the ability of the Japanese to make war. The "pig
boats" inflicted military and transport losses on the enemy that were
far beyond their own tiny numbers. The program is introduced by Vice
Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Jr, the legendary commander of Pacific
submarine forces (COMSUBPAC) and narrated by star, and Navy man, Gene
Kelly. The film is chocked full of dramatic footage shot on location
by combat cameramen, including above and below surface actions and one
of the Silent Service's most vital, but unsung, functions, the rescue
of downed airmen in the combat zone. One of the highlights of the film
is footage of Medal of Honor winner, Lt Commander George L. Street,
leading an attack. See Tirante, Trigger and other famous subs in
action along with their crews.
"Clark Gable's Combat America" In color. This warmhearted documentary
was produced, written, directed, and narrated by movie star Clark
Gable while he was on assignment with the 8th Air Force, developing a
gunnery training film. Though not as well known as "Memphis Belle," in
our opinion this film is easily its match in story telling, action,
and unforgettable color imagery. Gable chronicles the experiences of
the men of the 351 Bombardment Group from the cool early morning mists
of Colorado to the frigid skies over Germany. His affection and
admiration for these men comes through loud and clear.
"Tunisian Victory " An American-British feature length co production
in very good black and white film, reminiscent of the Academy Award
Winner, "The True Glory." This is the climactic final chapter in the
defeat of Rommel's Africa Korps told in an epic, wide ranging
presentation. American, British, and French forces strike from the
West in Operation Torch, landing in Morocco and Algeria, the first
major amphibious strike of World War 2. British and Commonwealth
forces continue their drive from Egypt, through the Mareth Line in
Southern Tunisia. And "action packed" is an understatement! You'll see
all aspects of Allied air, sea, parachute and ground operations from
beach landings through the final mass surrender of the Africa Korps,
including a mountain of dramatic combat footage ranging across the
North African front. There's a wide variety of Allied and Axis tanks
and armored vehicles featured too, along with many aircraft like the
A-20, B-25, B-17, B-24, Spitfire, Hurricane, Beaufighter, P-38, P-39,
P-40 and more in action. The film has plenty of animated strategic and
tactical maps that make this complex operation easy to grasp.
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!
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