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"The last bomb" (1945)


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Check out this official War Department colour documentary which follows a B-29 bombing mission against Japan. It graphically illustrates the awesome military and logistic power which the United States possessed in the closing stages of the war in the Pacific. The figures are staggering! Describing the mission, the commentator says, "It's like taking off in Mexico to bomb targets in Canada" ....and flying back again afterwards! The planning and attention to detail by General LeMay and his staff is shown plus, of course, the men of XXI Bomber Command who actually went out there and did it for real! Then there are the stars of the show... those big, beautiful silver birds, the B-29s and their "Little Friends", the P-51s. Truly awesome! (runs for about 36 minutes)

 

https://archive.org/details/TheLastBomb1945

 

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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outstanding!!! I really enjoyed the fighters tearing it up!!

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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This is a great documentary. I recall actually seeing it on tv once, I think on the Smithsonian channel. Great footage, and color to boot! Thanks for the link.

506th Fighter Group Historian

Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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