Shot by an unknown American camerman during WWII, this fascinating silent color home movie shows activities in India at an American air base located at New Delhi.. The person who filmed it was apparently part of the American 10th Air Force, and you will see the Headquarters building at 4:50, located at 43 Queensway. The film also shows the famed India Gate (not to be confused with the one in Bombay) at New Delhi, at the :35 mark.
The air base is seen in more detail around the 6:30 mark, with aircraft including DC-3s and P-40 Warhawks on the tarmac. A sign saying "New Delhi Aerodrome" is seen at 6:34.
Tenth Air Force was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force created for operations in India, Burma and Indochina during World War II in the China Burma India Theater of operations. It was established at New Delhi, India on 12 February 1942, around a nucleus of air force personnel newly arrived from Java and the Philippines, under the command of Major General (later Lieutenant General) Louis Brereton. In the years since World War II, the 10th Air Force has served both US air defense under the former Air Defense Command and Aerospace Defense Command, and reserve training and readiness programs under the cognizance of the Air Force Reserve (AFRES) and the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC).
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