While the British Air Force favored nighttime as a strategic period for bombing raids during the Second World War, the American forces chose to operate during the day. This military documentary chronicles the risky military campaigns of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator Bombers.
Description by Allegro:
The US Army Air Force's strategic bombing campaign of Germany relied on huge daylight raids of mass formations of bombers accompanied by fighter escorts. Operating from airfields in rural England, the B-24 Flying Fortresses and B-17 Liberator Bombers of the 8th and 9th Army Air Forces, accompanied by Mustangs, relentlessly brought the reality of the war to the Nazi heartland, but at a terrible price in both men and machines.
In this program we follow the US Army Air Force's bombing campaign over Germany and the terrible destruction that it wrought. Also included is a special bonus program on the strategic bombing campaign against Japan that culminated with the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Air Force |
World War II