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The Last Bomb B-29 Bombers Attack Japan Reel-2

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keywords: WWII, Pacific Theater, B-29 Superfortress Bombers, P-51 Mustang Fighters, Japan, Saipan, Tokyo Bombing Mission, Iwo Jima Marine Corps Cemetery, Mount Fiji, Aerial Combat, B-29 Tail Gunner

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 close-up and long shots of B-29 Superfortress Bombers taking off from Saipan for Tokyo bombing mission, B-29 Bomber crew in flight, aerial view of Iwo Jima, U.S. Marine Corps Cemetery on Iwo Jima, escorting P-51 Mustang Fighters, view of Mount Fiji from B-29, aerial combat between P-51 Mustang Fighters and Japanese fighter aircraft, B-29 Superfortress Bomber crew and tail-gunner firing machine guns at attacking aircraft and more...(read more)

  • Date: 1940's
  • Duration: 00:08:34
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Pacific Theater

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The Last Bomb: B-29 Bombers Attack Japan Reel-2

Close-up and long shots of B-29 Superfortress bombers take-off from Saipan for Tokyo bombing mission. Shows control room on Guam. Shows flight of B-29s. Shows crew of B-29 in flight. Navigator logs island check points on map. Shows aerial view of Iwo Jima as bombers pass overhead, Scene of U.S. Marine cemetery on Iwo Jima, construction equipment working to build air strip on Iwo Jima for P-51 escort fighters. Shows airfield and dozens of P-51 Mustang fighters of the the 7th Fighter Command on Iwo Jima. Long row or line of P-51 fighter aircraft warming up engines. Nose art on P-51, “The Deacon”. P-51s with extra belly fuel tanks taxiing and taking off.

Scene of mission board in control room on Guam shows location of bombers and escort aircraft. Bombers and fighters in flight. Gunners clear guns with short burst. B-29s and P-51 fighter escorts shown. View of Mount Fuji from B-29. Japanese fighters dive head-on toward bombers dropping phosphorus bombs. P-51 fighters peel off to attack Japanese fighter planes. Close-up aerial view of B-29 belly gunner rotating gun turret and firing, close-up aerial view of B-29 tail gunner. Aerial close-up of P-51 Mustang Fighter firing. Japanese plane is hit and on fire. Fighter plane air-to-air combat or dogfight. Aerial combat. CU footage of B-29 Superfortress bombers in tight formation.

Shot List:


B-29s take-off from Saipan for bombing mission over Tokyo


Aerial view of Iwo Jima


Marine Cemetery on Iwo Jima


Power shovel working to build air strip on Iwo Jima


Airfield with dozens of P-51 Mustang fighters of the the 7th Fighter Command


P-51 starts engine, nose art on P-51 reads “The Deacon”, line of P-51s with wing mounted fuel tanks


P-51s take-off from Iwo Jima


CU of top gun turret of B-29


Formations of P-51 Mustang Fighters escorting B-29 bombers


Japanese planes drop phosphorus bombs in flight paths of B-29s


CU belly gun turret of B-29 bomber firing at enemy plane


CU P-51 Mustang Fighter plane firing wing mounted machine guns


P-51 Mustang shoots down Japanese plane


CU footage of B-29 Superfortress bombers in tight formation