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Videos: USAF 1941-43,Delta Wings,P-61s,Pilot Heaven,Yeager's Mig,Gable's B-17s & more
Posted by: zeno303 on Thursday September 08, 2016 (16:48:53)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big September 2016 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our March 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including a premiere!

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 September "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission!
www.zenoswarbirdvideos...TINEE.html


* Army Air Force News 1941. NEW! Restored Just some of the many highlights; First public unveiling & testing of the P-38 Lockheed Lightning, test flights (including rare interior shots) of the gigantic Douglas B-19 experimental long range bomber that could fly 4,000 miles with 18,000 lbs of bombs, the largest bomber produced in the USA until 1946, see Curtiss Aircraft build a new factory to crank out more P-40 War Hawks, then watch a War Hawk be bore sited & see it break the world speed record in a screaming 660 mph dive; General George Patton learns how to fly 7 much more

* Research Test Flight of Convair Model 7002 - XF92A Airplane. Restored Color. This little gem would be right at home in the movie "The Right Stuff," showing early delta wing jet flight testing at Muroc (Edwards) Air Force Base. Rare color film shows the 7002 being tested by Consolidated (later Convair) in 1948 at the Muroc Test Base in California, (later Edwards Air Force Base). Surely there is no more godforsaken spot on the face of the Lower 48! It's hard to imagine a more influential aircraft, as the delta wing was not only adopted in the Convair's F-102 and B-58, but also in a long series of other US, British, French, and Russian designs. Charts shown in the film do a good job of illustrating the many virtues of the 60 degree delta wing.

* Northrop P-61 Black Widow Night Fighters in Color 1945. Exclusive Documentary! Restored. 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

* U.S.A.A.F. -- The Air War in Europe 1943. This is a series of dramatic films showing the rapidly maturing Army Air Force moving into high gear in the Fall of 1943. You'll see the B-17 "Berlin Sleeper" on one of her record breaking 102 missions. B-25 Mitchells battle North African mud to move out to their new base in occupied Italy. "Thunderbolts Over Europe" shows P-47s taking on the Luftwaffe on a dramatic bomber escort mission. Thirty-three Martin B-26 Marauder bombers, protected by RAF Spitfires, hit ship yards, power plants and workshops near Le Trait, France & more

* Learn & Live: Pilot Safety Training in World War 2. 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 story line, with practical nuts and bolts safety training. Saint Peter (Guy Kibby) 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.

* Operating the Browning Automatic Rifle - The BAR. The BAR is one of the legendary weapons of the Twentieth Century. First introduced at the end of World War I, it served in all theaters of World War II, was widely used in Korea and was not fully phased out of the US arsenal until the 1970s. Used as both an automatic rifle and light machine gun, it added extra punch down to the squad level, where every man was trained in its use just in case "the BAR man" was put out of action.

* We Flew the Mig 15 with Chuck Yeager. In September, 1953, a North Korean defector handed over the first Russian Mig 15 to fall into US hands. This was a momentous occasion because the Mig had proven to be a worthy adversary for the North American F-86 Sabre in the skies over Korea. The Mig was immediately subjected to comprehensive testing. You'll see Chuck Yeagar and other top test pilots putting the Mig through it's paces and hear what they learned, along with a point by point performance comparison with the F-86. Nice footage of the Mig's armaments too.

* Clark Gable's Combat America. Exclusive Restored Color"Combat America" was produced, written, directed, and narrated by Clark Gable while he was on assignment with the 8th Air Force, developing a gunnery training film. Though it packs plenty of very exciting color combat footage and doesn't flinch in showing high cost of the war in the air, in many ways, it's as much a warm home movie as a hard bitten, wartime "information" film. Gable flew bombing missions with the 351st until he was ordered to stop by "the Brass."

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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Your purchases make all this possible!
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Videos:Thunderbolts,USAF & Navy Fighter Tactics,WW2 MGs,B-17 Ditching,Blitzkrieg
Posted by: zeno303 on Sunday August 14, 2016 (20:25:12)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big August 2016 Newsletter
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 August 2016 selection of eight of our favorite films streaming over the Web in broadband!

As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure.
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Now showing in August "At the Matinee"
zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html
Free admission!


*Thunderbolt! Restored with exclusive additional scenes. "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. This film not only features exciting one-of-a-kind P-47 combat footage, it also shows day-to-day life on a MTO forward air base, including vintage pilot slang.

*World War 2 Fighter Combat Formations with Ronald Reagan An experienced Army Air Force fighter pilot, played by Ronald Reagan, is called back from the front to lead a fighter tactics class in Flight School. 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. 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.

* U.S. Navy Jet Fighter Tactics 1951 "Aerial Tactics: High Speed, High Altitude Flight Problems" was produced by the Navy Department during the Korean War. This unique film is compelling for two reasons. First, it features truly outstanding color footage of McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee & Grumman F9F Panther fighters operating singly and in squadron formation, dancing agilely among towering cumulus clouds and flying off carriers. Second, it opens a fascinating window on US Navy carrier launched fighter operations and tactics at the time of the Korean War in the "guns only" era before air-to-air missiles

*Ditch & Live at Sea in a Boeing B-17 Ditching in water 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.

* Flexible Aerial Gunnery; Making a World War 2 Aviation 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.

*World War 2 Machine Gun Shootout: U.S. vrs German. "Automatic Weapons: American vrs. German" uses a pair of memorable "shoot outs" to compare the relative strengths of the US weapons with their captured German counterparts. A Thompson and an M-3 "Grease Gun" face off against the German MP-40, and then the light and heavy versions of the American Browning .30 caliber face off against the German MG-34 and MG-42. The results are fascinating, although perhaps a tad miss-leading

* World War 2 U.S. Naval Aviation Cadet I did a shot by shot color restoration of this video. Narrated by Joseph Cotton (Citizen Kane, The Third Man). This color film follows the career of a Navy cadet from enlistment soon after Pearl Harbor through Primary and Advanced Flight Training and on into combat. Especially memorable are the many scenes shot at Pensacola Naval Air Station flight school. You'll see all aspects of cadet training, including flight, gunnery, navigation and bombing, along with a generous serving of cadet social life.

* Blitzkrieg: The German Invasion of Poland
During World War 2 German combat footage on the invasion of Poland was assembled by the US Army Signal Corps with English narration to show revolutionary Blitzkrieg tactics to the US Army. Excellent footage seen nowhere else. Some highlights: Extensive footage of German armored columns fighting and advancing across Poland, including numerous early war tanks and armored vehicles. Engineers bridge the Vistula. Junkers He 111, Dornier Do 17, and Junker's Ju 87 bomber and Messerschmidt Bf 109 fighter operations.
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We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy pilot training 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
Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store
World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos
www.zenosflightshop.com/
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds

Videos:Thunderbolts,USAF & Navy Fighter Tactics,WW2 MGs,B-17 Ditching,Blitzkrieg

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Videos: Precision Mosquitoes,X-15,A-36s,A-26s,Galland,B-58,Espionage & More
Posted by: zeno303 on Monday July 18, 2016 (21:22:22)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big July 2016 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 July 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including two premieres!

This July marks our 19th Anniversary on the Internet. As always, all of the films 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

*R.A.F. Airfront 1944 - Precision Mosquito Attacks,Typhoons, Beaufighters & more - Restored -NEW! These bulletins cover R.A.F. Operations from the run up to D-day in the Summer of 1944 through December. Highlights include low level precision attacks by De Havilland Mosquitoes on chateau housing U-Boat Crews and SS troops, Lancasters dropping 12,000 lb bombs on the U-Boat pens at Brest & bombing heavy coastal batteries off St. Malo, Hawker Typhoon fighter/bombers attacking bridges, railroads & troop concentrations, Bristol Beaufighters attacking coastal shipping and much more. (Get more RAF Airfront" on our new World War 2 Allied Aviation News Volume 3;British & Commonwealth Air Forces 1942-1945 DVD)

*X-15 Rocket Plane Test Report 1961 -Restored Color NEW The X-15 program really takes off in a record breaking year with Joe Walker, Scott Crossfield, Niel Armstrong and other legendary test pilots at the controls, soaring past Mach 3. Two planes were used for flight and engine testing -- there's an amazing scene of a walk away explosion. Remarkable color footage of the series of test flights and a couple of wonderful post mission debriefings by Scott Crossfield. (Get this video & more on our X Planes & Test Pilots DVD.)

School for Danger S.O.E. & the French Resistance Fight the German Occupation - 1944 This is one the most exciting World War 2 espionage films you'll see. What's unique is that the characters play themselves performing the roles they executed during World War 2 -- from British secret agents to French Resistance fighters to special mission RAF pilots and operational commanders. This remarkable film on British S.O.E.(Special Operations Executive) wartime espionage operations in occupied France was shot on location after the Liberation. The film is a composite re-creation of actual operations combined into one story line. (Get this video & more on our World War 2 Resistance Fighters DVD)

* Air Attacks Against Italy 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.(Get this video & more on our P-51 Mustangs Go to War DVD)
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* 416th Bomb Group A-26s Attack Exclusive Documentary Legendary SFP 186 Army Air Force combat cameramen rode along with 416th Bomb Group A-26 Invaders during March and April, 1945 with color film loaded in their cameras. The results are some of the most beautiful and dramatic footage to come out of the World War II. (Get this video & four more plus A-20 & A-26 Pilot's Manual on our Douglas A-20 Havoc & A-26 Invader DVD)

*Flight Deck Crews: Landing & Re-Spotting World War 2 Aircraft Carrier Planes. During the battle of Midway, when American dive bombers caught the Japanese carriers Akagi and Kaga with decks full of refueling and re-arming planes, the resulting catastrophe for the IJN was a turning point in World War II. This unique film offer a rare look (in color) at how US Navy carrier flight deck crews were trained to quickly land, park, fuel & re-arm incoming planes and relaunch aircraft. (Get this video & more and on our Fighting Lady/Carrier Ops DVD)

* Luftwaffe Finis: The End of the German Air Force 1945 Exclusive 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.(Get this video & more plus pilot's manuals for the P-51 Mustang on our P-51 Mustangs Go to War DVD)

* Convair B-58 "Hustler" MITO Tests During the depths of the Cold War, SAC bombers had only 15 to 20-minutes to get airborne between the launch of enemy missiles and their arrival at US targets. That meant that the ability get US air forces on their way quickly and efficiently was absolutely essential for survivability, striking power and deterrence. A critical element in this quick response was "MITO" - "Minimum Interval Take-Off. (Get this video & more on our B-58 Hustler - Volume 2 DVD)

We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy pilot training 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
Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store
World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos
www.zenosflightshop.com/
Your purchases at Zeno's Flight Shop make Zeno's Drive-In web site possible, and all the videos you watch there.
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds

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Web Videos:Airborne D-Day, Normandy Typhoons,Mosquitoes,P-40F,75mm B-25s,B-24s,B-52s
Posted by: zeno303 on Wednesday June 08, 2016 (18:27:46)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big June 2016 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 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including three premieres!

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

* R.A.F. Bostons, Mosquitoes, Typhoons & G.C. Pickard's Last Mission1944. NEW! "The Gen" was a film news series produced the Royal Air Force & shown to service personnel, selected scenes from which are shown here. Highlights include R.A.F. Douglas Boston Attack Bombers make a very low level attack on an armaments factory in France; "The Independent Air Force" & their de Havilland Mosquitoes; Group Captain Percy Charles "Pick" Pickard's last mission, a low level precision Mosquito strike to free French Resistance fighters from a German prison in Amiens, France, and R.A.F. Hawker Typhoon fighter/bombers use rockets and canon to support the Allied breakout from Normandy after the D-Day landings.

*Army Air forces Alerts: Merlin P-40-Fs, .50 Caliber Jams & Turbo Superchargers 1943. NEW. Army Air Forces Alerts? were produced by the Air Force testing & development center at Wright Field during World War 2 to inform service personnel of the latest technological advances in aviation, communications, weapons and ordnance, and to give "heads ups?" on potential problems and how to deal with them. Segments featured here introduced adding Rolls Royce designed Merlin engines (built under license by Packard) to the Curtiss P-40F, how to deal with bullet jamming in .50 caliber machine guns used in bombers, and the theory and practice of using turbo superchargers in aircraft engines, in this case, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter.

* U.S. Navy Gunfire Strikes on North Vietnam. NEW This classified US Navy report made during the Vietnam War, Surface Strikes tells the fascinating, and now largely forgotten story of 7th Fleet hit run gunfire surface attacks conducted by destroyers and cruisers, close to the shores of North Vietnam in support of Operations Linebacker 1 & 2 starting in April 1972 through January 1973. The overall objective was to disrupt enemy lines of communication in support of ongoing air strikes. There is a frank discussion of the overall effectiveness of these attacks.

* DZ Normandy.The D-Day Airborne Invasion, June 6th, 1944. "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. If you think you've seen all the surviving footage about Normandy operations, this film will be an eye opener.

* B-25s: Winged Artillery. Nine 75mm cannon firing B-25Gs of the 48th Bomb Squadron, 7AAF, based on Apamama in the Gilbert Islands, conduct a hair raising tree top level strike on the Japanese air base on Mille. Also features amazingly well preserved and very rare color footage of daily life of air crew and ground personnel stationed on the islands. As a bonus, you'll watch Sea Bees using heavy equipment to transform these hard won tropical atolls into fully functioning air bases and ground crews maintaining the Mitchell's massive canons.

* B-52 Vietnam. The focus of this dramatic film is an "Arc Light" bombing mission flown by Pilot Captain George Dietrich and the crew of B-52 D "075," 4258th Strategic Wing out of U Tapao, Thailand in support of the besieged marine base at Khe Sahn in 1968. You'll see every aspect of the mission from Wing briefing, pre-fight check & takeoff, through the bomb run and final touch down. But this is much more than a typical Air Force information film -- it's more like a home movie. You'll see Capt. Dietrich and his crew relaxing in a grass hut, sipping PBRs at the end of the runway, shooting the bull & watching the big Buffs takeoff.

* Target for Tonight follows Group Captain Percy Charles "Pick" Pickard and the crew "F for Freddie," a Vicker's Wellington medium bomber (Millerton Station, Group 33), through an entire low level night mission attacking a oil storage depot at a rail yard. Notice how the film highlights the participation of not only servicemen from all classes from around the British Isles, but also Canadians and a navigator that sounds a lot like a Yank volunteer.

* B-24 Liberators Over Europe; 1942-1945 is a remarkable film produced by the Eighth Air Force from combat camera footage showing B-24s in action over Europe. From Ploesti to Berlin, you'll discover memorable Liberator scenes not found anywhere else, including pulse pounding air attacks. You'll see B-24 crews up close too, along with their ships.

We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy pilot training 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
Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store www.zenosflightshop.com
World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos
Your DVD purchases make possible Zeno's Drive-In web site and all the videos you watch on it.
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds

Web Videos:Airborne D-Day, Normandy Typhoons,Mosquitoes,P-40F,75mm B-25s,B-24s,B-52s

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Videos: RAF Attacks,Tin Cans,Air Photo Intel,Burma Action, P-47s
Posted by: zeno303 on Thursday May 12, 2016 (18:57:11)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big May 2016 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our May 2016 selection of nine exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including four premieres!

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


* R.A.F. Airfront. 1944. NEW! Restored "Airfront" was the operational mission film series that supplemented the “The Gen" R.A.F News Magazine" shown to R.A.F. service personnel. While "The Gen" had a breezy, "Life Magazine" style showing R.A.F. operations around the World, "Airfront" focused on individual missions and units, offering dramatic continuous action, from strategic bombing to on-the-deck ground attacks. This clip contains episodes from missions over Northern Europe from pre-invasion Spring 1944 into August 1944. All types of Aircraft were featured, including Lancasters, Typhoons, Bostons, Mitchells, Mosquitoes & more.

* Destroyers: Greyhounds of the Sea. Narrated by the legendary actor & ex Marine Corps DI, Jack Webb, this fascinating documentary covers the history of “Tin Cans” from the US Navy's first “Torpedo Boat Destroyer,” the U.S.S Bainbridge (DD-1) in 1903, through World War 1 & World War 2, to modern guided missile and ASW Destroyers operating in Hunter/Killer groups in concert with Aircraft Carriers.

* The Capture of U 505. This film takes a memorable look at World War II advanced anti-submarine operations. In June, 1944, Task Force "Guadalcanal," commanded by Captain Daniel V. Gallery, composed of the escort aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60), and five destroyer escorts under the Commander Frederick S. Hall were on station off the Cape Verde Islands, where code intercepts placed German U-Boats. From the outset of the mission

* Air Photographic Intelligence for Bombardment Aviation. Top secret & never shown to the public, this picture is an amazing time capsule from World War 2. Starring screen legend Alan Ladd (Shane, This Gun for Hire) 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

* Photo Mapping Recon Mission to Myitkyna, Burma. (1944-Restored) NEW This 'behind the scenes' photo reconnaissance mission was filmed by the 10th Army Air Force Combat Camera unit in April, 1944. It's one of those gems that shows an essential operation that was rarely seen by the general public, and takes place in the C.B.I theater of operations, which IMO has received little of the attention it deserves in the intervening years. The target is the town of Myitkyna in North East Burma, a vital rail, air field, supply & operations center for Japanese forces in the area and a prime objective for General “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell's next offensive.

* Merrill's Marauders & the 88th Fighter Squadron in Burma. (Restored) This dramatic film contains all known footage of Merrill's Marauder's 5307th Composite Unit (provisional) secret deep penetration mission behind Japanese lines through the Burmese jungle to capture the airfield at Myitkyina in 1944. The last third of the film is an up close look at 88th Fighter Squadron P-40 dive bombers flying out of the captured Myitkyina airfield, supplying very close air support for the Marauder's assault on the town itself. Highlights include distinctive skull marked P-40Fs, with pilots & support crews, unique from the cockpit views of P-40 dive bombing runs and 88th FS armorers custom fitting 250 pound Navy HE depth charges with fins & detonators for use against jungle fortifications

* Why We're Here Fighting in Burma & India. 1945 This film report was delivered by General Daniel Sultan, who succeeded General Stilwell as Allied commander of Burma/India operations. When surveyed, 50% of US forces had responded that they didn't know why they were in seemingly obscure South East Asia, "fighting to save the Chinese and the British Empire," instead of in Europe or the highly publicized island campaigns in the South Pacific. In response, the General shows the vital strategic importance of keeping China in the war and the essential role (and sacrifices) of British and Chinese forces, all done through engaging film clips and maps.

* 365th Fighter Group Hell Hawks. (Exclusive Production Restored Color) 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, including rare gun camera film of the shoot down of a Messerschmidt Me 262 jet fighter!

* Wright Field: Test Center for the Army Air Force. 1943 NEW Wright Field was the hub of US Army Air Force testing & development of new weapons & aircraft during World War 2. Virtually all aircraft produced by the Allies were flown in for evaluation, including (as you'll see) Spits, Hurricanes, P-38s, P-39s, P-40s, A-20s, B-17s, the Mammoth B-19, B-24s & B-25s.& more. Virtually every system in aircrafts were tested, including brakes, hydraulics,landing gear machine guns, & gun sights.

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
Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store
World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos
www.zenosflightshop.com/
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds

Web Videos: RAF Attacks,Tin Cans,Air Photo Intel,Burma Action, P-47s

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Videos:NEW Target for Today,Polaris Subs,8th Air Force P-51s,USAF Vietnam,Rabaul,F5s&more
Posted by: zeno303 on Tuesday April 12, 2016 (16:07:56)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Action Packed April 2016 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 film & jet aircraft fans --

You are invited to drop by Zeno’s Warbird Video Drive-In www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our April 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including four premieres!

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 “At the Matinee” in April
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Target for Today NEW! Digitally Restored Release Target for Today is the classic World War II feature length documentary detailing a "maximum effort" daylight bombing mission deep into Germany. There are no actors 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.

Private Snafu: Spies! New Restored Color. If bumbling Private SNAFU sounds like Bugs Bunny in this entertaining short, it's because it's the legendary voice of Mel Blanc, who did Bugs and many other cartoon characters. The inept Private SNAFU appeared in a series of cartoons showing G.I.s what NOT to do in a variety of situations – in this case, keeping military secrets. There's a lot of good advice packed in a fun filled few minutes that must have held the audiences' attention.

Man and the FBM: The US Navy's First Polaris Missile Submarines NEW Restored Color. This fascinating film shows the story in graphic detail of the development, construction, testing and deployment of both the revolutionary new subs and their missiles. New technologies like nuclear propulsion, rockets, subsurface firing, inertial guidance systems, advanced fire control and communications & computer systems had to be taught to a new generation of submariners in a remarkably short time (

8th Air Force Fighter Pilots & their P-51s in Action EXCLUSIVE The primary source for this original documentary is a silent 8th Air Force information film showing 8th AF P-51 gun camera film shot in the snow covered Winter of 1944-1945, with brief unit IDs for each pilot. We've restored the video, added sound effects from real P-51s and included photos of most of the featured pilots with additional info and pictures of their Mustangs. You'll see film from legendary aces like "Kit" Carson & his P-51 "Nooky Booky IV" & more

Mission to Rabaul This action packed film covers a key battle of the oft overlooked 1943 New Guinea campaign in the South Pacific. General Douglas MacArthur and his staff put together a brilliant combined arms strategy that utilized Air Power as a key element to leap frog over rugged jungle terrain and isolate and destroy Japanese strongholds. While tough Australian jungle fighters spearheaded the frontal ground assault, American paratroopers accompanied by Aussie light artillery volunteers, dropped on, seized & secured a Japanese air base behind enemy lines so that an Australian division could be ferried in on C-47s and attack the enemy from the rear. There's a good reason this is one of out popular films - it's a great documentary!

The United States Air Force in Vietnam - Restored Color 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. There's exciting combat footage throughout the film showing air strikes over both South and North Vietnam. Meet the aircraft and the men who flew and maintained them.

Korea: Operation Inchon New Digitally Restored The fascinating story of General Douglas MacArthur's amphibious landing at the port of Inchon behind North Korean lines. This brilliant move led to the liberation of the South Korean capital, Seoul, and a dramatic reversal in the course of the war. Previously victorious North Korean forces were out flanked and forced into a pell-mell retreat back north of the 38th Parallel, almost to the Siberian border.

P-38 Reconnaissance Pilot starring William Holden Photo recon pilots (Photo Joes) had one of the riskiest, highest impact jobs in the war. Flying camera equipped, unarmed, and often unescorted aircraft -- in this case the Lockheed F-5, a "stripped down" P-38 -- pilots flew deep into enemy territory. "Reconnaissance Pilot" follows Packy Cummings. from basic training to the skies over New Guinea. Starring William Holden ("Bridge on the River Kwai") as Lt. "Packy" Cummings,

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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