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Videos; Typhoons, Tempests, USN Lasers, P-47s,B-25s, Flying Wing F-86s & more
Posted by: zeno303 on Tuesday November 15, 2016 (16:56:13)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big November 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 November 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including two 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 October "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission!
www.zenoswarbirdvideos...TINEE.html

* R.A.F. Air Front 1944-45: Market Garden, Tallboys, Typhoons, Tempests, Night Raids & More NEW Glider landings in support of Operation Market Garden, night attacks on Brunswick (Braunschweig ) and other German cities with incendiary bombs that literally set them on fire, Hawker Typhoon & Tempest fighter/bombers attacking bridges, railroads & troop concentrations, Mosquitoes & Bristol Beaufighters & attacking shipping on the Norwegian coast, and Lancaster dropping massive 12,000 LB Tall Boy & 22,000 LB Grand Slam bombs on hardened targets like submariner pens and coastal defenseless and much more.

* Laser Weapons For the Fleet-Restored Color NEW The Vietnam War posed a new challenge for American attack aircraft: how to deliver payloads with great precision against hotly defended targets like bridges in North Vietnam without exposing planes & crews to withering AAA fire during traditional low altitude dive bombing runs. The answer was a new generation of smart weapons systems employing laser beams, TV transmission or a combination of both. This report focus on the development, evolution and deployment of laser based systems by both Navy Air and Marine Corps.

* Medium Bombardment & Attack with the B-25 This unique film was made to indoctrinate B-25 & A-20 medium bomber squadrons transitioning from Europe to the Pacific, with a focus on the North American B-25. These groups were primarily tasked with ground and anti ship attacks, inflicting huge losses on Japanese forces, far out of proportion to their numbers. Great footage of extremely low level actions! Covers operating in the tropics, squadron staff duties, planning missions, converting B-25s for ground attack and tactics for land & sea attacks "on the deck.

* 362nd Fighter Group - On the Prowl Over Germany Exclusive Production! Select 362nd Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bombers were specially equipped with extra color movie cameras to capture thrilling ground and air attacks as they happened. These squadrons were tasked with striking targets inside Germany as the war against the Third Reich entered it's final act in Spring, 1945. The result is unique "from the cockpit" views putting you in the middle of attacks on tanks, airfields, trucks, rail yards, bridges, trains, fighters, and more.

* First Flights of the Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing This film was produced by the US Air Force and Northrop to show the first test flights of the gigantic 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.

* Operating Light & Medium Tanks in World War 2, Not only does this film cover the basics of operating World War 2 era American tanks, it offers a rare look at two seldom seen early examples, the M-3 Medium "Lee," (British "Grant") and the M-3 Light "Stuart." A Lee was featured in the 1943 Hollywood classic motion picture "Sahara," starring Humphrey Bogart. The Stuart appeared in many episodes of DC Comic's "Jeb Stuart and the Haunted Tank," often in the unlikely role of taking on German Tigers. Both tanks were active on all fronts early in World War 2, including in Russian, where they were supplied to the Soviets, who found them distinctly inferior.

* The Fighting 51st F-86 Sabre Jets in Korea This revealing documentary was produced by the US Air Force during the Korean War. You'll see members of all sections of the 'Fighting 51st" Fighter Group and their F-86 Sabres in action. The film covers a typical mission, from planning through touchdown. One of the highlights of the film is an address by Francis "Gabby" Gabreski, legendary 56th Fighter Group ace in World War 2 and CO of the 51st in Korea .

* M-1 Rifle Caliber .30 Principles of Operation Although the M-1 has attained legendary status as the companion of the majority of US troops in World War 2, it's truly revolutionary role is still not fully appreciated. Designed by the brilliant John C. Garand, the M1 was the first semi-automatic rifle issued en masse to the army of any nation. This World War 2 Army Signal Corps film takes you inside and out of the operation of Garand's ingenious design. The M1's semiautomatic operation and eight shot clip gave U S forces a significant advantage in firepower and response time over the enemy.

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
Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store
www.zenosflightshop.com
World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos
Your purchases make all this possible!
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds

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Videos: Tirpitz Sunk, Destroyermen, P-38s,Fighter Acrobatics, A-20s, B-58s & more
Posted by: zeno303 on Wednesday October 12, 2016 (17:33:49)
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big October 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 October 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including two 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 October "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission!
zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html


* The RAF Sinks the German Battleship Tirpitz. NEW! Restored "Operation Catechism," the final British attack on the German battleship Tirpitz, the Bismarck's surviving sister ship, took place on 12 November 1944. The ship used her main 38 cm guns against the bombers, which approached the battleship at 09:35, forcing them to temporarily disperse, but did not turn back the attack. 32 Lancaster bombers from Nos. 9 and 617 Squadrons dropped 29 12,000 lb Tallboys on the ship,

*Destroyermen - Life aboard a Cold War U.S. Navy DD. Restored Color NEW! This is a rare up close and personal look at daily life aboard US Navy destroyers on duty with the 6th fleet in the Mediterranean in the early 1960s. Featured ships include USS Bordelon (DD-881), USS Strong (DD-758), and USS Gearing (DD-710). You'll see a wide range of activities including a submarine alert, gunfire drill including shots inside the 5. gun turret, engine room operations, refueling at sea, and liberty ashore in Athens, Greece. A memorable color snap snapshot of a bygone era.

* A-20 Attack Bombers in Color plus 416th BG Scrapbook 1945. Exclusive Documentary! Restored.
This is an original 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.

*P-38:Angel in Overalls. This film was developed to show US Lockheed P-38 production line workers the Lightning at war in a wide variety of combat roles. The dramatic framing for the piece involves a straggling B-24 that is saved from certain destruction by the arrival of "Angels in Overalls" -- P-38s. You'll see all aspects of Lightnings in action, including air-to-air gun camera, bombing, rocketing and photo recon. There's a cameo by Air Corps P-38 ace of aces Dick Bong too

* Acrobatics for World War 2 Fighter Pilots featuring the Fairchild PT-19 This Army Air Corps training film covers the basic acrobatic maneuvers every fighter pilot should master before heading into combat, including Immelmans, loops, snap, half & slow rolls, vertical reverses and more. This is a very detailed, hands on training film, showing the role of control surfaces, precise live action stick and rudder movements for each maneuver and common errors and how to avoid them. The agile Fairchild PT-19 trainer is a star performer.

* B-58 Hustler Low Level Bombing Capability. The supersonic B-58's ability to hug the ground at very high speed without the benefit of fly by wire computer control was amazing! I digitally restored this video. This is a simulated low level, long range attack launched from Carswell AFB in Texas against Edwards AFB in California. Much of the mission is flown at 700 mph and above at ground hugging altitude below 500 feet. The B-58 exhibited exceptional handling characteristics. Sensational from-the-cockpit views of the Hustler booming along over mountains and prairie

* The Fleet that Came to Stay. In March, 1945, the US Army, Navy and Marines, with the support of the British Pacific Fleet, launched "Operation Iceberg" against the Japanese Island of Okinawa, in the Ryukus, a key stepping stone for the invasion of the Japanese home islands. US troops landed successfully, leading to one of the bloodiest land battles in World War II. In response over the next tree months, the Japanese launched a series of terrifying kamikaze suicide aircraft attacks from land bases only 350 miles away against the screening Allied naval

*The Employment of Heavy Machine Guns in the Attack. In the popular mind, the heavy machine gun is usually thought of as a supremely effective defensive weapon. This unique film shows various infantry tactics that can be used to make it a potent part of offensive operations as well. The featured weapon in this US Army World War 2 training film is the Browning M-1917 water-cooled .30 caliber "heavy" machine gun, perhaps selected with the idea that if the big Browning could be lugged forward in an offensive maneuver, anything could be

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
Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store
World's largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos
www.zenosflightshop.com
Your purchases make all this possible!
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds

Videos: Tirpitz Sunk, Destroyermen, P-38s,Fighter Acrobatics, A-20s, B-58s & more

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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
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
Your purchases make all this possible!
www.zenosflightshop.com/
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds

Web Videos: USAF 1941-43,Delta Wings,P-61s,Pilot Heaven,Yeager's Mig,Gable's B-17s & more

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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!
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* 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.

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