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Australian Airman 1939-1945, The

The role of the Royal Australian Air Force in World War Two.
Series : Australian War Experience | Episode : 3 | Year : 1967 | Total Duration : 27 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Titles, CU travelling around bomber in museum. HAS airfield, airmen standing close to aircraft. CU new recruits having wings pinned to uniform by officer. Air to air shots fighting, interior cockpit, CU thumb pushing bomb drop. VS air to air of dogfight. RAAF WWII
Access No. 40616 | 1 min 59 secs | 1940s | © NFSA | B&W |
Aerial convoy of ships silhouetted at sea, Bay of Biscay, planes (Sunderland flying boats?) overhead, air to air shots. Good interiors, pilots with binoculars, crew drinking cups of tea, on watch. Aerial convoy. Aircraft flying low over water as German aircraft are spotted. Crew firing guns on aircraft. Germans retreat, CU bullet holes. Casualty on board. RAAF. WWII
Access No. 123481 | 2 mins 30 secs | 1940s | Bay of Biscay, Spain, France | © NFSA | B&W |
Australian airmen parading through London. Damaged buildings in London from air raid (blitz), St Paul's Cathedral in background. RAAF bomber (kangaroo painted next to cockpit) landing at airfield. Navigators at briefing, CU's faces. Ground crew at work, loading bombs. aircrews put on flying clothes and walk out to planes, Navigator on plane takes map out of bag (quick shot), Propellors turning. Chocks away. Lancaster Bombers taking off at dawn on bombing raid over Germany. WWII.
Access No. 123483 | 2 mins 8 secs | 1940s | London, UK | © NFSA | B&W |
Aerial countryside at night, German anti aircraft crew, bomber crew at work wearing oxygen masks, VS of RAAF bombing at night, anti aircraft fire from German guns, ws railway line hit, aerial Germany city at night with silhouette of Lancaster in FG. , air to air bomber explodes in mid air. WWII
Access No. 123484 | 1 min | 1940s | Europe, Germany | © NFSA | B&W |
Airman walking from radio room to officer seated at desk smoking pipe. Walrus seaplane flying over sea, spots airmen in life raft, rescue. RAAF airmen at airfield, CU faces, at briefing, eating, loading bombs. Spitfire fighter aircraft taking off, aerial bombed city, smoke rising. fighters in air, firing at tanks below - good POV, explosions, RAAF air base . Airmen packing up belongings at air base. Ground crews at work on aircraft in snow in Iceland. WWII
Access No. 123485 | 1 min 56 secs | 1940s | Europe, Iceland | © NFSA | B&W |
RAAF in Middle East, small aircraft taking off. German officers discussing manoeuvres. German Luftwaffe aircraft in sky. Stuka dive bombing, Explosions on ground. Deserted bunkers & trenches in North Africa, good shots dust storms. Silhouette airmen lighting fire on the ground using petrol, brushing teeth, sleeping etc. Day - General Montgomery and other allied officer discussing. Long line of military vehicles in desert. Airfield in desert, ground crews at work, loading bombs, Pilots at briefing. climbing into planes, Fighter & Bomber Aircraft taking off. WWII
Access No. 123489 | 3 mins 19 secs | 1940s | Middle East, North Africa | © NFSA | B&W |
Aircraft on raid. Good shots of bombs being dropped onto desert POV aircraft. Thumb firing. CU pilot,fighter plane flying low aerial over desert, guns firing. at German convoy, air to air allied bombers in flight, dropping bombs POV as they fall, aerial attack on coastal city, VS allied convoy of military vehicles across desert, aircraft overhead. Aerial convoy. Bombed wreckage of German aircraft and vehicles. German flag lowered in surrender in Tunisia. WWII. RAAF
Access No. 123494 | 1 min 42 secs | 1940s | Middle East, North Africa, Tunisia | © NFSA | B&W |
Japanese flag flying. Aircraft taking off from aircraft carrier. Ships firing guns. Bombers overhead, explosions in sea at at harbour. Planes ahead, squadron Kittyhawks strafing New Guinea jungle. Japanese fighter planes. Aircraft hit and dives into sea. Japanese troops on beach with flag, . WWII. RAAF
Access No. 123496 | 1 min 23 secs | 1940s | Pacific | © NFSA | B&W |
Photograph of Japanese officer (Yasuno Chikao) holding sword above blindfolded Australian prisoner of war (Sgt Leonard G Siffleet of ÒMÓ Special Unit) as he is being executed 24/10/1943 in Aitape. Catalina flying boat on water in Cairns. Flying to Papua New Guinea. RAAF & American officers planning operations. Aircraft flying in formation overhead and air to air. Interior during bombing. Ship hit below. VS POV attack on ships (could be Damien Parer's Battle of the Bismarck Sea footage), aerial ships on fire, Airmen in life craft in sea taken aboard boat. Lighting cigarettes. WWII
Access No. 123497 | 2 mins 18 secs | 1940s | Pacific, Aitape, New Guinea; Cairns, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Aerial vessels at sea. Landing parties of RAAF engineers moving in to construct airstrips. Mine sweeping. Bulldozers clearing air strips, surveying, cranes, earth movers RAAF aircraft overhead, landing on jungle strip. Makeshift camps, VS camp & tents in rain. emptying boots of water, naked men washing in rain, washing clothes, jeep in mud, laying rock, VS making roads & hauling equipment by hand. WWII
Access No. 123498 | 2 mins 39 secs | 1940s | Pacific, New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Medical tent dealing with tropical ulcers. Maintenance crews working on aircraft. Airmen smoking cigarettes and listening to gramophone, aircraft maintenance, reloading ammunition on planes, airmen into aircraft. Lines taking off, one called ÒHot StuffÓ. Aerial of airstrip, flying in formation over land and sea (Hawker Tempest?). Bombing over jungle, anti aircraft fire is returned from coastal defence post. Men in tents coming out to watch, plane crash lands at end of runway. WWII. RAAF
Access No. 123500 | 3 mins 15 secs | 1940s | Pacific, New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Damaged aircraft on ground. Bullet holes. Man in stretcher onto aircraft female nurse in attendance. Aircraft in museum ÒG for GeorgeÓ bomber Single man walking. Australian War Memorial in Canberra , man walks past pool of remembrance. End Credits. WWII. RAAF
Access No. 123501 | 2 mins 21 secs | 1940s | Pacific, New Guinea, Canberra | © NFSA | B&W |