This black and white film, Combat Bombing, was filmed as a restricted film in the mid 1940’s and was an official training film for the War Department (which was dissolved September, 1947). Its number was T.F. 1-3466. The film describes and shows actual footage of the various types of bombs used in World War II and emphasizes how the personal are to hit the targets given to them. The film was produced by the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Forces unit. This unit produced film during WWII from July 1942-December 1945 for the Department of War.
The film opens with the words “This film is Restricted” (0:07-0:12) followed by the words “Official Training Film, T.F. 1-3466, War Department (0:14-0:17). The film opens showing a roomful of pilots being briefed (0:39-0:51). It then shows the loading of bombs on a bomber (0:52-1:10). Martin B-26 Marauder (built from 1941 to 1945) taking flight (1:12-1:22). A North American B-25 Mitchell introduced in 1941 (1:23-1:25), a Consolidated B-24 Liberator produced for 1940-1945 (1:26-1:27), a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress produced from 1936-1945 (1:28-1:29), or a Boeing B-29 Superfortress produced from 1943-1946, all ready for war (1:30-1:33). A view of bombs being dropped from an aircraft (1:47-1:54). A view of Demolition Bombs being dropped on installations (1:56-2:06) and their results (2:07-2:20). Bombs are fused for delay in low flight situations (2:21-2:40). A demonstration of Frag Bombs, or Fragmentation weaponry, which was filled with iron pellets and broken porcelain (2:42-3:35). Parachutes can be added to make Parafrag Bombs (3:36-4:05). Demonstration of Incendiary Bombs designed to start fires (4:07-4:39). Gel Bombs, or Napalm, use a mixture of a gelling agent and petrol in this type of Incendiary Bombs (4:39-5:20). Pathfinder bombs or smoke bombs (5:21-5:53). To use these bombs you need to: 1. Come in at a low level (5:54-6:55), 2. Come in at a high level (6:56-7:44), 3. Know your enemy, his planes, and your target area (7:45-8:48), 4. Deliver your bombs to the right target (8:49-9:15). Some bomb targets (9:15-11:56). Target misses (9:27-9:41). Moving targets (10:32-10:49). Close-up of results of the bombings (11:56-15:06). Aerial view of bombs hitting a ship from 16,000 feet above (15:07-15:52). Planes flying low over unknown land areas among frag and smoke bombs to drop their Incendiary Bombs (15:53-17:05). Views of targets on fire (17:06-17:27).
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November 29, 2021 Subject:
Josef Goebbels on June 04, 1944
This speak of Josef Goebbels, was towards the end of the war.
Arthur Harris gave his speech on the area bombing at the beginning of the war and advocated this area bombing.
A Herman Göring and Adolf Hitler spoke out against the area bombing at the beginning of the war.
Josef Goebbels on June 04, 1944
It has now happened that in individual villages or in cities, the population has taken steps to self-help against such terrorist fighter pilots. They was striked dead them or their necks was cut. We are ( the nationalsocialist leadership) don't shed crocodile tears and those who did that are not led to the scaffold we're not so crazy.
We can understand this anger of the population very well and the English and American pilots must be clear about this, if they continue to carry on as before, the German people will give them an answer that will give them everything else, just no pleasure.
Article 25: The attack or bombardment, by whatever means, of towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings which "are undefended" is prohibited.
Article 26: The officer in command of an attacking force must, before commencing a bombardment, except in cases of assault, do all in his power to " warn the authorities. "
Article 27: In sieges and bombardments all necessary steps must be taken to spare, as far as possible, buildings dedicated to religion, art, science, or charitable purposes, historic monuments, hospitals, and places where the sick and wounded are collected, provided they are not being used at the time for military purposes. It is the duty of the besieged to indicate the presence of such buildings or places by distinctive and visible signs, which shall be notified to the enemy beforehand.