Enjoy the history of the 376th Bombardment Group in World War II with this discovered and researched archival film footage. The Liberandos deployed to the Eastern Mediterranean in 1942. They formed the core of what would become the 9th Air Force. They moved across Egypt, Libya and Tunisia and in late 1943 they were in Italy as part of the 15th Air Force where they remained stationed until V-E Day in 1945. Film footage begins in early 1943 at Gambut, Libya. Then watch scenes and missions from Berka 2 at Benghazi, Libya, Enfidaville, Tunisia and finally in San Pancrazio, Italy. Clips include missions and ground activities of the planes and men of this B-24 group
Identified B-24 aircraft are seen on the ground and in the air at their various bases and the viewer gets a unique look and visual record of the 376th Bombardment Group in action during World War II.
In constructing this film on the 376th Bombardment Group, we have watched hundreds of hours of film footage. We have utilized a variety of sources for research. What has remained is identified footage. We present this material without any narration (sound) added. Footage contained has not been enhanced. Some may be over exposed, other clips dark and even items may not have ideal focus. Nevertheless, we want to present the most comprehensive record of this group on film.
These are not documentary wwii movies, they are not hollywood produced films but the raw original footage taken by the photographers of the Army Air Forces Combat Camera Units. Much of the footage was digitized from 16mm and 35mm film reels.
219 total minutes of silent black and white film footage with some rare color clips and small amount of sound but mostly silent footage. Includes some pre-produced films on the Ploesti raids and a testament to the rugged B-24.