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The Last Bomb B-29 Bombers Attack Japan Reel-1

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keywords: WWII, Pacific Theater, B-29 Superfortress Bombers, P-51 Mustang Fighters, Guam, General Curtis LeMay

Synopsis: With the capture of Saipan, Guam and Tinian the B-29 Superfortress Bombers of the 20th Air Force Group escorted by long-range P-51 fighter planes in a relentless bombing campaign of the Japanese Islands with scenes of Chamorro Village and people of Guam, Northwest Field B-29 Bomber Base, General Curtis LeMay and staff in War Room on Guam, line of B-29 Superfortress Bombers taxing into take-off positions and taking off for bombing missions and more...(read more)

  • Date: 1940's
  • Duration: 00:10:07
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Pacific Theater

The Last Bomb B-29 Bombers Attack Japan Reel-1

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The Last Bomb: B-29 Bombers Attack Japan Reel-1

Animated map shows the route from bases on Saipan, Tinian, and Guam to Japan and return for American B-29 bombers of the 21st Bomber Command. Guam after 6-months of re-occupation. Shows clean native villages of the Chamorro (Chamoru) people on Guam. Chamorro man weaving a basket. Shows stockpiles of war materials and supplies on Guam. U.S Army trucks traveling on new paved roads. View of Northwest Field, huge B-29 airfield, on Guam. Shows tent city housing servicemen on Guam. U.S. servicemen eating at outdoor mess (chow) area, doing laundry, taking showers.

Shows maintenance of B-29 bombers. B-29 crew boards aircraft, start engines. Sign reads “HEADQUARTERS XXI Bomber Command”. Scenes of General LeMay and staff planning bombing mission over Japan.

Shows bombs ready to arm (load onto) aircraft. Shows rescue ship and submarine moving into position for possible rescue if needed. Shows “Dumbo” aircraft that will orbit at station Z. Shows Mission Board and status panels in Control Room. Shows line of B-29s taxing into take-off position. Shows B-29s taking off from Guam. B-29s from 58th Air Wing take off from Tinian Island. B-29s of the 73rd Air Wing aircraft takes off from Saipan.

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Shows Chamorro village and people on Guam


Scenes of Northwest Field, B-29 airbase on Guam


Sign reads “Headquarters XXI Bomber Command”


Scenes of General Le May and Staff in War Room on Guam


Mission Board and status panels in Control Room on Guam


Line of B-29s taxing into take-off position, B-29s taking off from Guam