Aerial photographs of Allied bombing raids on Japanese occupied Burma.

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by High Wood, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Extreme

    Extreme Tha Khanun explorer

    Footage from the American archives - Burma Mission

    BURMA MISSION



    Summary: AVs, bombs fall on targets: Prome, Tangup, Kennedy, Peak, Wyataung, and Indainggyu. Good shots, bombs covering target areas. B-29s BOMB BANGKOK, THAILAND.: 11/27/1944. AVs, B-29s in flight. AVs, B-29s drop bombs on Bangkok. MISSION TO FRENCH INDOCHINA.: 11/27-28/1944. AVs, B-24s drop bombs on Hanoi. ATTACKS AGAINST THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES.: 11/01/1944. AVs, B-25s flying over water, drop bombs on various targets. Good CU, B-25 in flight showing gun turrets and other details of plane. AV, B-25 strafing small Japanese ships. BOMB DAMAGED SCHWEINFURT, GERMANY. Low level, AVs, bomb-damaged buildings and ball bearing factories.
     
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  2. Matt Poole

    Matt Poole Member

    There are some excellent images here -- thanks for posting, Extreme.
     
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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I'll second that sentiment. Disappointed I missed this back in July.
     
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  4. Matt Poole

    Matt Poole Member

    I just wanted to add a slight update. See Post #140 on page 4 (on my computer) of this thread. I had posted a link to a video created by Paul Kightley, in which he reviews his father's RAF 355 Squadron service. I know that Paul created another version of the video, so he must have voided the earlier YouTube link. The active link, which I just successfully viewed, is:



    I think it is worth watching, if you have a few minutes. Very well-done, and made with great respect for his father, one of the two survivors of the B-24 Liberator ditching in the Bay of Bengal which took the life of the only Fighter Command Victoria Cross recipient of the war, James Nicolson.

    Cheers,

    Matt
     
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