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Videos: P-47 Hell Hawks, Ploesti, Interrogations, Flying Wing,Fighter Tactics
Posted by: zeno303 on Wednesday August 05, 2015 (21:20:12)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big August Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our August selection of eight exciting aviation films streaming over the Web in broadband, including two films remembering the 73rd anniversary of the Ploesti Bombing Mission and a premiere!

As always, all of the videos showing on our website are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook!

Now showing in August "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! www.zenoswarbirdvideos...TINEE.html

*365th Fighter Group “Hell Hawks.” I put this to documentary together from silent, unedited archival film. Really exciting P-47 Thunderbolt action from the skies over Germany, Spring, 1945. Col. Ray J Stecker leads the men of the 386th, 387th, and 388th Fighter Squadrons into action. Watch extensive color footage of the 365th Thunderbolts in their forward bases in France and Belgium and exciting air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks.

*World War 2 fighter Formations: Attack & Escort” Starring Ronald Reagan An experienced Army Air Force fighter pilot, played with his usual verve by Ronald Reagan, is called back from the front to lead a fighter tactics class in Flight School for rookie pilots. The film starts with the AAF way for forming. deploying and maneuvering fighter formations from two ship elements to 12 plane squadrons & how to take on enemy fighters. Then the focus turns to tactics for escorting friendly bombers and attacking enemy bomber formations, including close escort, top cover, using the sun to blind opponents, employing decoys in the attack - and more.

*98th Bomb Group Liberators Over Africa. An original documentary from Zeno's Warbird Videos. I produced this documentary on the 98th Bomb Group using silent, unedited, undocumented footage from the US National Archives. I restored the images and added stereo sound effects, music, supplementary graphics and maps. Through research I was able to identify many of the individual aircraft, crewmen and locations shown in the film. This recently discovered footage shows Medal of Honor winner Col. John R. "Killer " Kane and the men of the 98th Bomb Group in the Summer of 1943, shortly before the heroic, costly Ploesti mission, at their desert base in Benghasi/Benina, Libya.

* U.S. Bombing Raids on the Ploesti Oil Fields 1942-43 These two films commemorate the costly missions flown by the US Army Air Force against the Ploesti oil fields in Romania in 1943-44. August 1st marks the 73rd Anniversary of the first mission.
>Medal of Honor: Ploesti August 1, 1943 Specially trained elements of the 8th and 9th Air Forces flying B-24 Liberators based in Benghazi Libya launched a daring low level attack on Ploesti, over 1,200 miles away. They struck and struck hard, but the cost was very high.
>Air Siege Ploesti : March to August 1944 The capture of Foggia in Italy in 1944 provided the 15th Air Force with a base to launch a new series of air attacks on Ploesti. This time, B-17s and B-24s attacked with fighter escort at high altitude.

*Resisting Interrogation for Downed U.S. Airmen. NEW! Produced in 1944 to prepare US airmen if they were shot down & captured. The crew of a "'B-99" bomber is captured in Northern Italy and taken to a Luftwaffe interrogation center. where they're put in hot boxes, given bogus "red cross" forms to fill out, exposed to fake executions, put in cells with informers, and threatened with harsh punishment. Despite being told that they should only give their name rank and serial number, they often give important information away in casual conversations.

*Interrogation of Enemy Airmen 1943 This fascinating film, from the archives of the Central Intelligence Agency, was produced during World War 2 to train American "AIOs" (Air Intelligence Officers) in techniques for interrogating captured enemy airmen, gathering vital intelligence. You'll get a look inside an AIO training school, where candidates learn a variety of interrogation methods, the importance of thoroughly familiarizing yourself with existing intelligence about enemy units and weapons, and observe mock interrogations that are critiqued by the class. Then you'll see a series of re-creations of field interrogations that are conducted by real AIO servicemen in the native languages of captured pilots with English subtitles.

* First Flight of the Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing. There was a picture of a Flying Wing on my kite when I was a kid, one of the coolest designs ever! This film was produced by the US Air Force and Northrop to show the first test flights of the YB-49 Flying Wing at Northrop' s Hawthorne, California facility, introducing it to the American public for the first time. The YB-49 was a redesign of the propeller driven B-35, upgraded with six GE Allison jet engines and various structural design improvements. The revolutionary design and almost other worldly, alien spacecraft-like lines of the jet powered Wing are highlighted in this very clean black and white footage.

* X-15 Flight Test Report 1960.This documentary was produced by North American Aviation to show the early testing and development of the record breaking X-15 rocket plane including the first flight on September 17th, 1959. The legendary test pilot, Scott Crossfield, was at the controls. The test site is Edwards Air Force Base. There is beautiful color footage of X-15 flights here as well as scenes from support, development and construction.

We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! - don't miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58!

Zeno
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Posted by: zeno303 on Tuesday July 14, 2015 (18:40:10)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big July 18th Anniversary Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --

It's seems like only yesterday, but it’s been 18 years since I launched Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com web site in the summer of 1997, featuring four aircraft videos (P-38, P-51, B-17 & B-24) streaming at 28.8 kbs dial up speed at 5 fps in a tiny 160X120 pixel window. That's Stone Age tech by today's standards, but before YouTube, it was a big deal & we were soon featured as "Site of the Day" on CNN. The rest is history!

You are invited to stop by & celebrate our 18th Anniversary at Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In to view our July selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband. There's a brand new high quality print of one of our most popular videos, "The Fight for the Sky" that I've digitally restored plus two more premiers.

As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook!

Now showing in July "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In. Free admission!

www.zenoswarbirdvideos...TINEE.html

*The Fight for the Sky NEW High Quality Print -- Digitally Restored. In February of 1944, General Jimmy Doolittle "turned loose" his fighters to go after the Luftwaffe where they lived. This marked a radical change in strategy from the disastrous tactics of 1943 that kept escorting fighters chained to bombers. Now, US fighters, including the P-51, probed deep into Germany, catching the opposition on the ground, inflicting mortal damage.

* Cadet Classification NEW Digitally Restored - Narrated by Ronald Reagan. Most young men who joined the Air Corps wanted to be a pilot, but it was up to training schools to determine where they made the best fit: "Bombardier, Navigator or Pilot." Candidates went through an extensive screening process, including physical fitness, high altitude survival, mental aptitude under stress (graded by an early computer), physical reaction time, coordination and agility and morel.

* A-20 Havocs in Color Plus 415th BG Scrap Book Exclusive Documentary See rare color footage of 416th Bomb Group A-20 Havoc (aka Bostons) attack bombers taken before the Group transition to A-26s in the fall of 1944 -- plus many memorable still photos from Group photog, Sergeant Cachat. Includes over 200 pictures, including dramatic combat shots, detailed photo analysis of target strikes in France, Belgium, and Germany, and some of the most memorable crew photos we've ever seen.

*Mastering the Bazooka Rocket Launcher The bazooka is the great granddaddy of all modern man portable anti-armor rocket launchers. It was a revolutionary weapon that combined a "stove pipe" rocket launcher, pioneered by Dr. Robert Goddard, with a shaped charge warhead, originally developed by Swiss immigrant Henry Mohaupt for the US War Department in the 1930s. As you'll see, shaped charges focused a superheated penetrating jet of gas whose effect on armored targets was far out of proportion to it's relatively small size. The Bazooka put this awesome destructive power in the hands of a single soldier with a range of hundreds of yards.

*The Parachute Rigger New! This in depth film covers all aspects of parachute rigger training, including 3 months of camp, jump school, laying out, rigging, packing and repairing chutes using a variety of specialized tools, jump master duty and rigging & dropping heavy equipment including jeeps & artillery using multiple chutes.

* River Patrol Restored Color. The USS Harnett County (LST-821) served as a floating base in the China Sea for PCF swift boat and helicopter patrol operations in the Mekong River Delta during the Vietnam War. The labyrinthine Delta was a hot zone in the war against well-organized Viet Cong insurgents. (IMO this documentary was an inspiration for "Apocalypse Now.") This beautifully photographed film is the real thing -- a "slice of life" documentary showing daily operations aboard the Harnett County and exciting action on swift boat river patrols & Huey helicopter gunship ground support missions.

*Land and Live in the Desert for World War 2 Air Crew This remarkable film dramatization was used in World War 2 to train US aircrew on how to survive a crash landing in the desert. After getting really shot up, Army Air Force B-24 Liberator "Pippin" lands 400 miles from their nearest base, 60 miles from the nearest watering hole, on the desolate sands of North Africa.

* Recognition of the Heinkel He177 Bomber The Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin) was intended to be the Luftwaffe's number one long range heavy bomber in World War 2. Designed before the war, it was built in large numbers. Unfortunately for its crews, it was also tasked with performing precision dive bombing. That resulted in an unusual low drag design where two engines were grouped in a single nacelle on each wing, which proved to be the aircraft's Achilles heel. ---

We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! - don't miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58,
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Zeno
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World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7
www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds
Zeno’s Flight Shop Aviation DVDs
www.zenosflightshop.com


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Videos: D-Day, Midway, Ditching a B-17, Bombing Japan, P-47s & P-61 Night Fighters
Posted by: zeno303 on Thursday June 04, 2015 (21:12:40)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big June 2015 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our June selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband. We're featuring two videos commemorating the 71st Anniversary of the D-Day landings and another for the 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of Midway - plus two premiers!

As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook!

Now showing in June "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In. Free admission!
www.zenoswarbirdvideos...TINEE.html

*Ditch & Live at Sea in a B-17 NEW -- Digitally Restored. Ditching at sea was a fact of life for stricken aircraft in World War 2, from the frozen white tops of the North Sea to the Shark infested waters of the South Pacific. Lt. Reynolds, played by veteran actor Arthur Kennedy (Lawrence of Arabia), is copilot on a B-17 that ditches at sea. He's survives by pure luck, but the rest of the crew is lost due to a lack of preparation. When he gets his own ship, Reynolds vows his crew is thoroughly trained in B-17 ditching. He gives them the straight dope, step by step.

* The Air War Against Japan NEW Digitally Restored. This is a concise overview of the air campaign against Japan from Jimmy Doolittle's B-25 raid on Tokyo launched from the carrier Hornet in 1942 to the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945. Includes B-29 strikes from bases built in China and the South Pacific and air strikes launched from carriers late in the war from close range. Excellent footage of building bases, planning sessions and fighter & bomber missions combined with useful explanatory graphics & maps.

* DZ Normandy (D-Day 71st Anniversary) "DZ Normandy: The Employment of Troop Carrier Forces" was produced during World War 2 to show the strategic and tactical planning that went into the airborne component of the June 6th, 1944 D-Day invasion as well as document the actual proceedings. It was originally only shown to airborne troops as part of their training and was declassified after the end of the War. Of special interest is the detailed depiction of the development of glider troop transport and doctrine. Great footage of 82nd & 101st Division paratroopers too.

*Thunderbolt! Exclusive restored & expanded edition. This is my favorite World War 2 fighter documentary. I did a scene by scene color restoration, added 5 minutes of out takes & directional stereo sound. "Thunderbolt!" chronicles the exploits of the P-47 Thunderbolt pilots of the "Fighting Cocks" of the 65th Fighter squadron, 57th Fighter Group. Based on the island of Corsica off the northwest coast of the Italian boot, the 57th FG flew from behind the enemy's flank. As part of "Operation Strangle," they continuously attacked highways, bridges, ammo dumps, railroads and just about anything that moved to choke off the flow of supplies to the Axis front line.

*The True Glory; From D-Day to the Elbe D-Day 71st Anniversary Academy Award Winner Exclusive Restored Edition "The True Glory" tells the breathtaking story of the Allied sweep across Northern Europe, from the beaches of Normandy to the German surrender, seen through the lenses of hundreds of Combat Cameramen from the USA, Canada, France, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Great Britain, and captured German footage.

* P-61 Black Widow Night Fighters in Color. Exclusive Documentary. Very rare color P-61 night fighter footage shot at the end of World War II. This is an original documentary I put together from unedited, silent archival film. See the 422nd NFS operating out of Florennes, Belgium, where you'll get an up close look at P-61 "No Nothin II." Then you'll move on to the Pacific and the island of Saipan, where you'll see legendary 548th NFS P-61 "Bat Outta Hells." One the highlights of this program is P-61 gun camera film showing a night attack with bombs, rockets and 20mm cannon

*John Ford's Battle of Midway (Midway 73rd Anniversary) Academy Award Winner - Restored Color. The Battle of Midway" is an Academy Award Winning documentary, directed by four time Oscar Winner John Ford (The Quiet Man, The Grapes of Wrath, Stage Coach, The Informer). This stirring documentary was shot by director John Ford during the intense June 4th Japanese carrier plane attacks on Midway Island and by Navy Combat Cameramen aboard the USS Yorktown during the epic carrier battle, along with color gun camera film of air to air and air to sea combat.

* Hook Down Wheels Down: The Story of US Navy Carriers. This fine documentary was produced by the Department of the Navy to celebrate the first 50 years of carrier based aviation, with an emphasis on World War II operations. Footage ranges from precarious landings on the old Langley, to the Battle of the Coral Sea, to CVEs facing the Japanese at Leyte Gulf and more. Along with some great Navy air action, the highlight of the film are the numerous interviews with famous naval aviators, including George Gay, the only survivor at Midway from Torpedo Squadron 8, and John Thach.

We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! - don't miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58!

Zeno
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7
www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds
Zeno’s Flight Shop DVDs: Vintage Aviation, Classic Battles, Weapons & Spies
zenosflightshop.com

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Videos:WW2 Pilot safety,USS Hornet,P-47 Thunderbolts,Navy Fighter Tactics,USAF in Vietnam
Posted by: zeno303 on Friday May 15, 2015 (15:42:34)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big May 2015 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans –

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our May selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband with two premiers!

As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook!

Now showing in May "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In. Free admission!
www.zenoswarbirdvideos...TINEE.html

*Learn & Live: Pilot Safety for World War 2 Airmen NEW -- digitally restored. Pilot deaths during training were all too frequent in World War 2, a grim fact that was kept from the public, but was a matter of grave concern to the Army Air Corps. Shown only to pilots, this wonderful film, “Learn & Live,” is a unique combination of an entertaining, sometimes surreal storyline, with practical nuts and bolts safety training. Saint Peter gives “Joe Instructor” a temporary pass to ”Pilot Heaven,” because he's concerned that so many more young trainees are coming up stairs before their time, due to ignoring procedures or excessive bravado. What follows are a dozen case studies of how recent arrivals, wearing angels wings, shooting pool & playing cards, met their fates, told with pointed, often sarcastic humor!

*The Life & Death of the USS Hornet NEW Digitally Restored This moving documentary tells the dramatic story of the legendary American aircraft carrier, the USS Hornet (CV-8), from her launching by Newport News Shipbuilding on Dec 14, 1941 through her dramatic loss on 27 October 1942 after the Battle of Santa Cruz off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. In between, you'll see some of the best footage we have of the Hornet's role in the launching of Col. Jimmy Doolittle's amazing B-25 bomber strike on Tokyo from here heaving flight deck on 18 April, 1942.

* The 362nd Fighter Group; On the prowl over Germany. Exclusive Color Documentary. This is an updated edition of the documentary that I produced on the 362nd Fighter Group 9 years ago. I've added sound effects from real P-47s & .50 cal machine guns, tightened up the edit & added some new info. I created this original documentary on the 362nd Fighter Group from unedited archival footage that I digitally restored. IMHO, its some of the most exciting P-47 Thunderbolt action to come out of World War 2! Wherever possible, I Identified the pilots, locations and aircraft.

*Uncrating & Field Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt This truly remarkable step-by-step training film shows how a ground support crew of fifty men could assemble a P-47 in a field using nothing more than muscle, unpowered hand tools, and pieces of the shipping crate it came in. We're talking nothing more than hammers, wrenches and bicycle pumps! You'll also get a unique look at the inner workings of the big Jug as it is literally bolted together by field personnel. A must see for P-47 fans and shade tree mechanics alike! "One of my personal favorites!" Zeno

* Luftwaffe Finis - The End of the German Air Force Exclusive Color Documentary I produced this documentary from unedited, silent footage. Recently discovered color film of top Luftwaffe leaders and pilots taken as they fell into Allied hands at the end of World War II. You'll see startlingly realistic color footage of Herman Goering, Albert Kesselring, Adolf Galland, Hans Ulrich Rudel and many more. This video has had more than 1,400,000 views!

* US Navy Fighter Tactics. Restored Color. "Aerial Tactics: High Speed, High Altitude Flight Problems" was produced by the Navy Department during the Korean War. It's a fascinating look at US Navy carrier jet aircraft tactics in the 'guns only' Korean War era. I did digital image and audio restoration on this video.

*Flexible Aerial Gunnery: Making a World War 2 Gunner. This Army Air Force training film is the best look inside a World War 2 aerial gunnery school we have seen. Developed to be shown to trainees at the beginning of their course, its a thorough step by step preview of what to expect. Some of the many things you'll see: the role of the instructor, .30 &.50 caliber machine guns, dealing with jams, compensating for bullet drop, estimating range and leading targets, bore sighting and harmonization & a lot more.

* The US Air Force in Vietnam. I did a shot-by -shot restoration of this film. This wide ranging USAF video covers the rapid expansion of the US Air Force's roll in the Vietnam War in the mid 1960s. Bases are set up at Cam Ran Bay, Phan Rang, Bien Hoa and other sites. A wide range of aircraft are shown in action including F-100 Super Sabres, F4 Phantoms, F-104 Star Fighters, F-102 Delta Daggers, F-105 Thunder Chiefs, A-1 Skyraiders, B-52 and B-57 bombers and more. -

We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! - don't miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58,

Zeno

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Posted by: zeno303 on Friday April 10, 2015 (16:13:10)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big April 2015 Newsletter
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Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --
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You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our April selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband with four premiers!
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As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook
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Now showing in April "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In. Free admission!
www.zenoswarbirdvideos...TINEE.html

*Photographic Intelligence for Bombardment Aviation NEW -- digitally restored Top secret & never shown to the public, this picture is an amazing time capsule from World War 2. Starring screen legend Alan Ladd (Shane) it's like a real life detective story, seen only by Air Intelligence trainees. "Smitty" an American Captain in photo analysis stationed in a misty Scottish castle becomes obsessed with a photo recon picture taken over Hamburg, Germany, that has anomalies he just can't explain. The story of how he solves this riddle using persistence, insight and World War 2 High Tech (including "Stereo Vision") is a fascinating tale.

*The Hidden Army: American Women in World War 2 NEW Digitally Restored This film opens in a remarkable flash forward to the future from 1944. Germany has been defeated and Adolf Hitler sits in a dark prison, writing his memoirs, "The Losing Fight," working on chapter 25, "The Hidden Army." In 1939 his experts in War Planning had told him in the coming War, the USA wasn't a threat because its armed forces were weak and it couldn't put a large army in the field and man defense plants at the same time. The very idea of American women going to work is scoffed at because they are "the most decadent on earth" & "spend more money in a year on cosmetics then their Navy spends on ships. Boy was he wrong!

* Principles of Operation of the Thompson Submachine Gun New Digitally Restored A thorough explanation of the inner workings of the Thompson delivered through a live tear down, with supplemental animation. You'll learn how all the parts function together in this very innovative design.

*The 1st Infantry division in Vietnam 1965-70 NEW -- Digitally Restored Color In July 1965, The Big Red 1, one most storied in the US Army, was the first division sized American unit to be sent to Vietnam. This film gives a year by year account of their actions, fought from landing through their departure in 1970. From an initial deployment of 14,000 men & women it grew to over 20,000 by 1967, including infantry, armor, engineers, helicopters & artillery.

* Air Attacks in Italy: A-36 Apache Dive bombers near Rome shows exciting from the cockpit views of USAAF A-36 dive bomber bombing & strafing attacks near Rome in 1944. This is a short film, but it's nonstop action! Some of the best footage of US dive bombing attacks you will find anywhere. The A-36 Apache (aka "The Invader") was the Allison engined ground attack version of the P-51 Mustang, equipped with dive brakes and 20mm cannon.

*Expansion to Air Power Between the eve of World War 2 in June 1939 and December 1943, the US Army Air Force grew from 2,402 aircraft and 24,700 personnel to 65,000 aircraft and 2.4 million personnel - an unprecedented leap. FDRs goal of producing 50,000 planes a year was met and surpassed! This engrossing film combines easy to grasp information with memorable graphics and dramatic historic film footage that makes it all real.

* Target for Today This is THE classic World War II feature length documentary detailing a "maximum effort" American daylight bombing mission deep into Germany. There are no actors or recreations in "Target For Today.This film was shot on location under combat conditions and features the officers and men of the 8th Air Force going about their deadly business. All aspects of an actual major raid in 1943, from early planning through final touch down and crew debriefings, are covered in this very thorough account. Anklam. Danzig and the FW-190 plant at Marienburg are the targets hit.

* B-29s Over Korea - Exclusive Documentary I created this original documentary from a recently found reel of silent, unedited and undocumented footage shot by the US Air Force in Korea in August-September, 1950, for a documentary that was never released. The highlight of the film shows an early morning briefing for 19th Bomb Group (28th, 30th and 98th Bomb Squadrons) at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa. Reminiscent of scenes from the World War 2 classic "Target for Today," the briefing is for mission against the all-important rail bridges near Sinanju Station, North Korea and the port of Nampo, as part of the preparation for the Inchon landings and the breakout from the Pusan perimeter.
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We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! - don't miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58.
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Zeno
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7
www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds

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Videos: P-39 Airacobras,Thunderbolts,Ike,WW2 Subs,PBYs,Catapulting & more
Posted by: zeno303 on Wednesday March 11, 2015 (18:45:59)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big March 2015 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In In www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our March selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, with four premiers including two new Bell P-39 Airacobra fighter videos!

As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook!

Now showing in March "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In. Free admission!
www.zenoswarbirdvideos...TINEE.html


* How to Fly the Bell P-39 Airacobra NEW -- digitally restored. The P-39 was one of the U.S. Army Air Corps front line fighters when world War 2 broke out in the Pacific, but was soon replaced as more advanced aircraft like the P-38 when they became available. It's mid-engine and 37mm canon were virtually unique. This film covers all aspects of flying the P-39, including takeoffs, landings, aerobatics like rolls and loops, and how to control spins & stalls.

*P-39s in the News -1942 NEW Restored Color Three short newsreels featuring the Bell Airacobra shown to the American people during World War 2. The first film shows the Bell Aircraft P-39 assembly line in Niagara Falls, New York. Then you'll see P-39s taking target practice. Finally, you'll see Airacobras and P-63 King Cobras flown across the Bering Strait under Lend Lease to Russia. Unlike the US Army Air Force, these aircraft were prized by the Soviets, who used them for ground attack & tank busting.

* 9th Air Force 362 FG P-47 Thunderbolts in Action Digitally restored Color I produced this original documentary from dark, faded silent gun camera film footage from the Spring of 1945 over Germany. I've been able to restore it using digital technology. I've added additional info about the pilots and planes and added real P-47 Thunderbolt sound effects. Featured pilots from the 362nd FG are Alvin Lieberman, Robert A Jackson and the legendary Wilfred Crutchfield, flying his P-47 "Kentucky Colonel," attacking a wide variety of ground targets in March, 1945.

*The General Dwight D Eisenhower Story NEW -- digitally restored. Covers the life story of "Ike" Eisenhower from his humble beginnings, to West Point, through World War 1, as a rising star between the Wars, and then as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War 2. Eisenhower combined high intelligence, insight, and a grasp of strategy & tactics with a unique ability to manage the fractious coalition of nations and personalities that made up the Allied Forces in Europe.

*The Story of the Black Cat PBYs Digitally restored with exclusive additional material. What was that mysterious plane swooping down out of the night sky on unsuspecting Japanese ships and bases, hundreds of miles from any known American airstrip? The answer was, as you'll see in this good humored film, the slow, ungainly, but deadly "Black Cat" PBY. Originally designed as a reconnaissance and antisubmarine amphibious patrol plane, the big twin engined Catalina's super long range, all weather capability, capacity to lug both bombs and radar, ability to loiter for hours hunting convoys and operate from anywhere in the Pacific without an air strip, made it an ideal naval night attack bomber.

* Catapulting Off A World War 2 Carrier (Restored) Small World War II aircraft carriers depended on their catapults to operate aircraft. This unique film offers a rare look at how US Navy carrier crews were trained to operate catapults to launch aircraft, even from very short decks.

*Submarine Warfare in the Pacific This film was completed shortly after the end of the War and contains rare footage on US submarine operations you won't find anywhere else. There is a cameo appearance by Japanese Fleet Admiral Nagano who discusses (in English) the effect of US sub operations on the ability of the Japanese to make war. That's because the "pig boats" inflicted military and transport losses on the enemy that were far beyond their own tiny numbers.

* Denmark Fights for Freedom NEW -- digitally restored The recent tragedy in Denmark (February, 2015) brings to mind the Dane's amazing national fight for free speech & democracy against the German occupation in World War 2, values that endure (and are still challenged) to this day. What if an entire nation stayed home & refused to show up at work to fight an enemy occupation? You'll see that & much more in this dramatic documentary film, surreptitiously shot and smuggled out during the occupation.

We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! - Don’t miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58.

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