• Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary

    When the Americans came to the village Swedish documentary from 2015. English subtitles available. The story of the 1200 American airmen that were forced to make emergency landings in neutral Sweden during World War II. A story of love and war and the impact on the Swedish society, but mostly of love. See also: http://www.forcedlandingcollection.se/ In the dokumentary there is mention of "folk parks", definition from Wikipedia: "In Sweden, a folkpark is a public recreation space, usually featuring large grassed areas, trees, children's play facilities, etc. Most towns and cities have a folkpark. These parks were originally created by the labour movement so that workers and their families could have a place to unwind. In larger folkparks, there is sometimes a bandstand or stage, and th...

    published: 07 Feb 2016
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

    Flyby at the unveiling of the Allied Aircrew Memorial at Guernsey Airport this morning (9th September 2015, 11:00am). http://rollofhonour.airport.gg

    published: 09 Sep 2015
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial

    published: 09 Sep 2015
  • Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

    Red Flag 17-1 continues the tradition of testing and training American and allied aircrews in realistic combat scenarios. Enthusiasts like to watch the parade of aircraft from sites near the Las Vegas racetrack, outside the base. In addition to Red Flag exercise participants, the home-based USAF Thunderbirds are frequently seen practicing over Nellis AFB. Watch for B-1s and a Hercules from the RAF in this video. Have you subscribed to the Airailimages Channel on YouTube? Playlisted this video? Thanks! It helps us. And here's the link to the Red Flag Playlist on Airailimages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJEBtHWRTBrD0NqlHRB_Poj4v7xk8LKw

    published: 07 Feb 2017
  • Les évadés

    Almost 300 Allied aircrew (plus a small number of resistance workers) were guided across France and over the Pyrenees at night into Francoist Spain by the helpers and passeurs of the Comète Ligne. Unlike the aircrew, the provisions of the Geneva Convention did not apply to those helping Comète and it was therefore a highly dangerous occupation with usually only one outcome if captured. Music: Glenn Miller - "Moonlight Serenade" Vera Lynn - "We'll meet again" Gracie Fields - "Wish me luck (as you wave me goodbye)" Colin Walsh - "Dambusters March" (Lincoln cathedral organ) More on Comète here: http://cometepaysbasque.blogspot.fr/

    published: 07 Sep 2014
  • Tribute To All Unlucky WWII Aircraft Crews - Gun Camera Footage,Crashes etc.

    Strictly nonpolitical video. Please DO NOT post any insulting,hateful,political,nationalistic,silly comments,many thanks for that.

    published: 09 May 2011
  • "Your Job In Germany" 1945 US Army Orientation Film OF-8; Post World War II Occupation

    US Army Training Film playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0C7C6CCF1C0DEBB3 more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html 'U.S. Army training film for U.S. soldiers embarking on occupation duty in Germany. Written by Dr. Seuss and the basis for the latter 1946 Oscar-winning film, "Hitler Lives."' Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the...

    published: 16 Dec 2016
  • War Thunder Video Competition - April - Hell Over Germany

    During World War II, Strategic bombing was set to a scale never seen before. Thousands of bombers could participate in the same raid against a specific city. After the Battle of Britain, the RAF and later the USAAF conducted a series of raids against German cities, not only to avenge the Blitz, but also to destroy Germany's factories and get their production to a halt. However, accuracy was not something that could be achieved, and in order to destroy a factory, the entire city was to be bombed, killing thousands of civilians in the process. The Luftwaffe tried to stop these bombings. At first, air battles were as dangerous for the allied air crews as for the German fighter pilots, but when the allies had new fighter planes with a longer operational range and could cover the bombers, the ...

    published: 28 Apr 2015
  • IL2 Messerschmitt Bf 109K4, Operation Bodenplatte

    IL2 with dark blue world+mods, www.sas1946.com/main/index.php. Operation Bodenplatte (Baseplate) launched on 1 January 1945, was an attempt by the Luftwaffe to cripple Allied air forces in the Low Countries during the Second World War. The goal of Bodenplatte was to gain air superiority during the stagnant stage of the Battle of the Bulge, to allow the German Army and Waffen-SS forces to resume their advance. The operation was planned for 16 December 1944, but it was delayed repeatedly owing to bad weather until New Years Day, the first day that happened to be suitable.[9] Secrecy for the operation was so tight that not all German ground and sea forces had been informed of the operation, and some units suffered casualties from friendly fire. British signals intelligence (Ultra) recorded t...

    published: 18 Nov 2012
  • French tank crew removing body of dead soldier from tank and laying him on blanke...HD Stock Footage

    Link to order this clip: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675034886_French-2nd-Armored-Division_knocked-out-German-88mm-gun_remove-headless-body Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. French tank crew removing body of dead soldier from tank and laying him on blanket in Sees, France. Knocked out German 88mm gun in Sees, France. French 2nd Armored Division tank crew removing body of dead soldier from tank and laying him on blanket. Soldiers remove burned, headless body from tank. Location: Sees France. Date: August 13, 1944. Visit us at www.CriticalPast.com: 57,000+ broadcast-quality historic clips for immediate download. Fully digitized and searchable, the CriticalPast collection is one of the largest archival footage collections in the world. All clips are lic...

    published: 18 Mar 2014
  • Red Flag Operations

    Red Flag operations on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Available in high definition. (Shot 1) :06 - :19 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis down the runway before takeoff clearance during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoon is a multi-role aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. Red Flag a realistic training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 2) :19 - :33 A U.S. Marine marshals an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Cor...

    published: 07 Feb 2014
  • U.S. Marines NATO Allies Baltic Operations 16 at Utö Island, Sweden,

    U.S. Marines NATO Allies Baltic Operations 16 at Utö Island, Sweden, UTö ISLAND, SWEDEN 06.22.2016 Video by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins II Marine Expeditionary Force Subscribe 81 U.S. Marines came together with various NATO allies and partner nations for a tactical exercise during Baltic Operations 16 at Utö Island, Sweden, June 10-13, 2016. The exercise required multiple nations to conduct a combined offensive attack on a notional enemy force. This year, BALTOPS brings together 17 NATO allies and partner nations and approximately 6,100 service members in order to build relationships, counter transnational threats and bolster security and stability in the Baltic Sea region

    published: 22 Jun 2016
  • WW2 Bf-109

    The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation), is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s.[5] The "Bf 109" designation was issued by the German ministry of aviation and represents the developing company Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (at which the engineer Messerschmitt led the development of the plane) and a rather arbitrary figure. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The Bf 109 first saw op...

    published: 28 Feb 2016
  • "The Sea Shall Not Have Them"

    The RAF Air Sea Rescue 63ft Type Two HSL, known as the 'Whaleback' from the distinctive curve to its deck, was a high speed launch used in air-sea rescue to save Allied aircrew from the sea after they were shot down during the Second World War. The retrieval of pilots and aircrew shot down over the sea around the British Isles was the responsibility of the Royal Air Force Air Sea Rescue Service, whose motto "The sea shall not have them" coordinated rescues using its own aircraft, aircraft operated by Coastal Command and rescue launches operated by the RAF Marine Craft Service and the Royal Navy. The Type Two High Speed Launch was designed in 1937 by Hubert Scott-Paine, founder of the British Power Boat Company at Hythe Kent. Scott-Paine had previously owned the Supermarine Aviation Company...

    published: 09 Aug 2015
  • RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (3 Feb 2014)

    (Shot 1) :05 - :11 U.S. Navy aircrews walk to their aircraft for a training mission during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The return of RED FLAG to the Nevada Test and Training Range is an important step in rebuilding the combat capability of America's Combat Air Forces. RED FLAG is Air Combat Command's most comprehensive and realistic live-fly exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 2) :11 - :19 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and an F-16C assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Co., cross paths on the taxiway during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG is a simulated battlefield where aircrews hone the skills to survive...

    published: 06 Feb 2014
  • Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio

    Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio In 1943, the Royal Air Force began a night bombing campaign against Germany, the like of which had never been seen before. Over the next twelve months, tens of thousands of aircrews flew across the North Sea to drop their bombs on german cities. They were opposed by the full force of the Luftwaffe, but also by a nightmare of flak, treacherously icy conditions and constant mechanical malfunctions. Most of these crews never finished their tour of operations, but were either shot down and killed, or taken prisoner by an increasingly hostile enemy. Transcript available here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20586543/TRANSCRIPT%20Audio%20from%20the%20Past%20-%20WW2%20-%20Lancaster%20Air%20Crew.pdf Artwork by Piotr Forkasiewicz

    published: 04 Feb 2015
  • Red Flag 14-1 Takeoffs 30Jan14

    FROM 99th AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS: (Shot 1) :05 - :20 An EC-130 Compass Call assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides our pilots with real-time war scenarios and helps their ground crews also test their readiness capabilities. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 2) :20 - :28 A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, United Kingdom, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from...

    published: 05 Feb 2014
  • Red Flag 14-1 Nellis AFB

    Video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell, Airman First Class Rebecca Long, William Lewis, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Red Flag operations on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis down the runway before takeoff clearance during. The Typhoon is a multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) A U.S. Marine marshals an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Che...

    published: 05 Feb 2014
  • YUGOSLAVIA: BELGRADE: NATO BOMBINGS

    Natural Sound On the fourth day of what NATO is calling "Operation Allied Force," air raid sirens sounded through the streets of Belgrade early on Saturday, as the bombing onslaught continued. With darkness shrouding Belgrade, tracer fire could be seen, followed by explosions and reverberations caused by allied hardware finding targets. An otherwise serene Belgrade skyline was shattered early on Saturday by the sound of air raid sirens. The sound is becoming a familiar one for residents of the Serbian capital - signifying another terrifying night of bombardment by Allied air crews and missiles. People ran for cover seeking respite in nearby bomb shelters. And tracer fire licked the skies in search of a target - to no avail. Thunderous explosions rocked the city and i...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Allied Air Force Memorial Day September 2016

    This year's Allied Air Forces Day commemorated the sacrifice made by aircrew across the history of military aviation, with particular emphasis on The Battle of the Somme in World War One. “The whole event was a grand and fitting occasion to reflect and remember all those who served and still serve for our freedom and security in conflicts over the years, and we were delighted that air force and diplomatic representatives from Britain, France, Netherlands, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Russia joined us for the day,” commented Ian Reed, Museum Director

    published: 09 Sep 2016
  • Cope Thunder mock air combat training program

    Cope Thunder was conceived in 1976 as a combat training exercise, akin to Red Flag, as a way to give aircrews their first taste of warfare. Analysis indicates most combat losses occurrred during an aircrews first eight to 10 missions. Cope Thunder provides each aircrew with these first vital missions, increasing their chances of survival in combat environments. The program was moved to Eielson AFB Alaska from Clark Air Base in the Philippines in 1992, when the eruption of Mount Pinatubo forced the curtailment of operations there. This video was shown to aircrews at the beginning of their deployment to Clark for two weeks of intense training. It was also shown to high-ranking dignitaries. While the program was in the Philippines, US aircrews from Korea, Japan, Guam, Hawaii, Philippines ...

    published: 05 Apr 2009
  • De Anglet Sutar à Mandochineko Borda

    A 4½-5 hr walk that re-traced the route taken by the "passeurs" of the WW2 Ligne Comète and evading Allied aircrew & civilians from the "Auberge Larre" at Anglet Sutar to the lying up point at Mandochineko Borda (Larressore) prior to a night crossing of the Pyrenees. Best in HD and full screen. More here: http://cometepaysbasque.blogspot.fr/ Musique: Gogotik choeur d'hommes basque (de St Jean Pied de Port) concert Juillet 2008

    published: 19 May 2014
  • Me 109 Vs. Spitfire-Which was Better (Videos)

    The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation), is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. The "Bf 109" designation was issued by the German ministry of aviation and represents the developing company Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (at which the engineer Messerschmitt led the development of the plane) and a rather arbitrary figure. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The Bf 109 first saw opera...

    published: 14 Jun 2016
  • RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (30 Jan 2014)

    (Shot 1) :05 - :20 An EC-130 Compass Call assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides our pilots with real-time war scenarios and helps their ground crews also test their readiness capabilities. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 2) :20 - :28 A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, United Kingdom, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportu...

    published: 04 Feb 2014
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial

    published: 09 Sep 2015
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

    Flyby at the unveiling of the Allied Aircrew Memorial at Guernsey Airport this morning (9th September 2015, 11:00am). http://rollofhonour.airport.gg

    published: 09 Sep 2015
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 ME 109 - Voennoe Delo

    The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves.

    published: 23 Aug 2016
  • Short History- The Hardest Day (The Few)

    Another Short History video, on the 18th of August 1940 the Luftwaffe Launched a massive attack against Fighter Command. Plucky Allied aircrew scramble to react. The Game is 'The Few' a great little strategy/action combo available on steam.

    published: 27 Aug 2015
  • Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

    Red Flag 17-1 continues the tradition of testing and training American and allied aircrews in realistic combat scenarios. Enthusiasts like to watch the parade of aircraft from sites near the Las Vegas racetrack, outside the base. In addition to Red Flag exercise participants, the home-based USAF Thunderbirds are frequently seen practicing over Nellis AFB. Watch for B-1s and a Hercules from the RAF in this video. Have you subscribed to the Airailimages Channel on YouTube? Playlisted this video? Thanks! It helps us. And here's the link to the Red Flag Playlist on Airailimages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJEBtHWRTBrD0NqlHRB_Poj4v7xk8LKw

    published: 07 Feb 2017
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Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary

Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary

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  • Updated: 07 Feb 2016
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When the Americans came to the village Swedish documentary from 2015. English subtitles available. The story of the 1200 American airmen that were forced to make emergency landings in neutral Sweden during World War II. A story of love and war and the impact on the Swedish society, but mostly of love. See also: http://www.forcedlandingcollection.se/ In the dokumentary there is mention of "folk parks", definition from Wikipedia: "In Sweden, a folkpark is a public recreation space, usually featuring large grassed areas, trees, children's play facilities, etc. Most towns and cities have a folkpark. These parks were originally created by the labour movement so that workers and their families could have a place to unwind. In larger folkparks, there is sometimes a bandstand or stage, and they are used for concerts and other entertainment."
https://wn.com/Allied_Aircrews_In_Sweden_During_World_War_Ii_Documentary
Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

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  • Updated: 09 Sep 2015
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Flyby at the unveiling of the Allied Aircrew Memorial at Guernsey Airport this morning (9th September 2015, 11:00am). http://rollofhonour.airport.gg
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Allied Aircrew Memorial

Allied Aircrew Memorial

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  • Updated: 09 Sep 2015
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Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

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  • Updated: 07 Feb 2017
  • views: 2008
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Red Flag 17-1 continues the tradition of testing and training American and allied aircrews in realistic combat scenarios. Enthusiasts like to watch the parade of aircraft from sites near the Las Vegas racetrack, outside the base. In addition to Red Flag exercise participants, the home-based USAF Thunderbirds are frequently seen practicing over Nellis AFB. Watch for B-1s and a Hercules from the RAF in this video. Have you subscribed to the Airailimages Channel on YouTube? Playlisted this video? Thanks! It helps us. And here's the link to the Red Flag Playlist on Airailimages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJEBtHWRTBrD0NqlHRB_Poj4v7xk8LKw
https://wn.com/Red_Flag_17_1_Outside_The_Fence_31Jan17
Les évadés

Les évadés

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  • Updated: 07 Sep 2014
  • views: 361
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Almost 300 Allied aircrew (plus a small number of resistance workers) were guided across France and over the Pyrenees at night into Francoist Spain by the helpers and passeurs of the Comète Ligne. Unlike the aircrew, the provisions of the Geneva Convention did not apply to those helping Comète and it was therefore a highly dangerous occupation with usually only one outcome if captured. Music: Glenn Miller - "Moonlight Serenade" Vera Lynn - "We'll meet again" Gracie Fields - "Wish me luck (as you wave me goodbye)" Colin Walsh - "Dambusters March" (Lincoln cathedral organ) More on Comète here: http://cometepaysbasque.blogspot.fr/
https://wn.com/Les_Évadés
Tribute To All Unlucky WWII Aircraft Crews - Gun Camera Footage,Crashes etc.

Tribute To All Unlucky WWII Aircraft Crews - Gun Camera Footage,Crashes etc.

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  • Updated: 09 May 2011
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Strictly nonpolitical video. Please DO NOT post any insulting,hateful,political,nationalistic,silly comments,many thanks for that.
https://wn.com/Tribute_To_All_Unlucky_Wwii_Aircraft_Crews_Gun_Camera_Footage,Crashes_Etc.
"Your Job In Germany" 1945 US Army Orientation Film OF-8; Post World War II Occupation

"Your Job In Germany" 1945 US Army Orientation Film OF-8; Post World War II Occupation

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  • Updated: 16 Dec 2016
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US Army Training Film playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0C7C6CCF1C0DEBB3 more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html 'U.S. Army training film for U.S. soldiers embarking on occupation duty in Germany. Written by Dr. Seuss and the basis for the latter 1946 Oscar-winning film, "Hitler Lives."' Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied-occupied_Germany The Allied powers who defeated Nazi Germany in World War II divided the country west of the Oder-Neisse line into four occupation zones for administrative purposes during 1945--49. In the closing weeks of fighting in Europe, United States forces had pushed beyond the previously agreed boundaries for the future zones of occupation, in some places by as much as 200 miles. The line of contact between Soviet and US forces at the end of hostilities was temporary. After two months in which they had held areas that had been assigned to the Soviet zone, US forces withdrew in the first days of July 1945... American Zone of Occupation The American zone consisted of Bavaria and Hesse in Southern Germany, and the northern portions of the present-day German state of Baden-Württemberg. The ports of Bremen (on the lower Weser River) and Bremerhaven (at the Weser estuary of the North Sea) were also placed under American control because of the American request to have certain toeholds in Northern Germany. The headquarters of the American military government was the former IG Farben Building in Frankfurt am Main. Beginning in May 1945, many of the American combat troops and airmen in and around Germany were sent back to the United States based on their Advanced Service Rating Scores. Some of the experienced officers and non-commissioned officers were selected to be sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations for the proposed Invasion of Japan, but most of those men who had served the longest in combat were discharged from the U.S. Army, the Army Air Forces, and the U.S. Navy upon their returns home. Following the Surrender of the Japanese Empire in mid-August 1945 -- by its acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration -- a higher percentage of soldiers, airmen, and sailors were granted their final discharges from service. The official signing of the surrender took place on Septermber 2, 1945, but the hostilities had ended weeks earlier. Berlin While located wholly within the Soviet zone, because of its symbolic importance as the nation's capital and seat of the former Nazi government, the city of Berlin was jointly occupied by the Allied powers and subdivided into four sectors. Berlin was not considered to be part of the Soviet zone. Governance and the emergence of two German states The original Allied plan to govern Germany as a single unit through the Allied Control Council broke down in 1946--1947 due to growing tensions between the West and the Soviet Union... The complete breakdown of east-west allied cooperation and joint administration in Germany became clear with the Soviet imposition of the Berlin Blockade that was enforced from June 1948 to May 1949. The three western zones were merged to form the Federal Republic of Germany in May 1949, and the Soviets followed suit in October 1949 with the establishment of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). In the west, the occupation officially continued until May 5, 1955, when the General Treaty ("German: Deutschlandvertrag") entered into force... When the Deutschlandvertrag became law, the occupation officially ended, the western occupation zones ceased to exist, and the high commissioners were replaced by normal ambassadors. West Germany was also allowed to build a military, and the Bundeswehr, or Federal Defense Force, was officially established on November 12, 1955. A similar situation occurred in East Germany... the Soviet Union concluded a state treaty (Staatsvertrag) with the GDR on September 20, 1955. On March 1, 1956, the GDR established a military, the National People's Army. Despite the grants of general sovereignty to both German states in 1955, full and unrestricted sovereignty under international law was not enjoyed by any German government until after the reunification of Germany in October 1990...
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War Thunder Video Competition - April - Hell Over Germany

War Thunder Video Competition - April - Hell Over Germany

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  • Updated: 28 Apr 2015
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During World War II, Strategic bombing was set to a scale never seen before. Thousands of bombers could participate in the same raid against a specific city. After the Battle of Britain, the RAF and later the USAAF conducted a series of raids against German cities, not only to avenge the Blitz, but also to destroy Germany's factories and get their production to a halt. However, accuracy was not something that could be achieved, and in order to destroy a factory, the entire city was to be bombed, killing thousands of civilians in the process. The Luftwaffe tried to stop these bombings. At first, air battles were as dangerous for the allied air crews as for the German fighter pilots, but when the allies had new fighter planes with a longer operational range and could cover the bombers, the Germans lost air space over their own country. Video made for the monthly War Thunder Competition. Song is Brand X Music - Legion , and voices were taken from documentaries "How Hitler Lost the War" and BBC's "World at War"
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IL2 Messerschmitt Bf 109K4, Operation Bodenplatte

IL2 Messerschmitt Bf 109K4, Operation Bodenplatte

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  • Updated: 18 Nov 2012
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IL2 with dark blue world+mods, www.sas1946.com/main/index.php. Operation Bodenplatte (Baseplate) launched on 1 January 1945, was an attempt by the Luftwaffe to cripple Allied air forces in the Low Countries during the Second World War. The goal of Bodenplatte was to gain air superiority during the stagnant stage of the Battle of the Bulge, to allow the German Army and Waffen-SS forces to resume their advance. The operation was planned for 16 December 1944, but it was delayed repeatedly owing to bad weather until New Years Day, the first day that happened to be suitable.[9] Secrecy for the operation was so tight that not all German ground and sea forces had been informed of the operation, and some units suffered casualties from friendly fire. British signals intelligence (Ultra) recorded the movement and buildup of German aerial assets but did not realise that an operation was imminent. The operation achieved some surprise and tactical success but was ultimately a failure. A great many Allied aircraft were destroyed on the ground, but the losses of the Allied Air Forces were replaced within a week. Since the majority of Allied losses were empty planes sitting on the ground, Allied aircrew casualties were quite small. Conversely, the Germans lost fighter pilots they could not replace.[6] Post-battle analysis suggests only 11 of the 34 German formations made successful attacks on time and with surprise.[10] The operation failed to achieve air superiority, even temporarily, and the German Army continued to be exposed to air attack. Bodenplatte was the last large-scale strategic offensive operation mounted by the Luftwaffe during the war
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French tank crew removing body of dead soldier from tank and laying him on blanke...HD Stock Footage

French tank crew removing body of dead soldier from tank and laying him on blanke...HD Stock Footage

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Link to order this clip: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675034886_French-2nd-Armored-Division_knocked-out-German-88mm-gun_remove-headless-body Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. French tank crew removing body of dead soldier from tank and laying him on blanket in Sees, France. Knocked out German 88mm gun in Sees, France. French 2nd Armored Division tank crew removing body of dead soldier from tank and laying him on blanket. Soldiers remove burned, headless body from tank. Location: Sees France. Date: August 13, 1944. Visit us at www.CriticalPast.com: 57,000+ broadcast-quality historic clips for immediate download. Fully digitized and searchable, the CriticalPast collection is one of the largest archival footage collections in the world. All clips are licensed royalty-free, worldwide, in perpetuity. CriticalPast offers immediate downloads of full-resolution HD and SD masters and full-resolution time-coded screeners, 24 hours a day, to serve the needs of broadcast news, TV, film, and publishing professionals worldwide. Still photo images extracted from the vintage footage are also available for immediate download. CriticalPast is your source for imagery of worldwide events, people, and B-roll spanning the 20th century.
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Red Flag Operations

Red Flag Operations

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Red Flag operations on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Available in high definition. (Shot 1) :06 - :19 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis down the runway before takeoff clearance during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoon is a multi-role aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. Red Flag a realistic training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 2) :19 - :33 A U.S. Marine marshals an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., in preparation for flight during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RED FLAG gives aircrews and air support operations personnel from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice operations. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 3) :33 - :49 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxis prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides pilots with real-time war scenarios and also allows ground crews to test their readiness capabilities. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 4) :49 - :56 A Nellis Airman prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft with a mission of preparing air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 5) :56 -- 1:10 A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C., and a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron 135, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., taxi to the runway for takeoff. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice operations. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 6) 1:10 -- 1:18 A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., taxis before takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 7) 1:18 -- 1:41 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxis to runway during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag Provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 8) 1:41 -- 1:57 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis toward the runway for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 9) 1:57 -- 2:03 An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron prepares air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) Like us on Facebook at "US Military" - https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryVids Follow us on Twitter at @3rdID8487 Subscribe for frequent new videos. E-mail comments to 3rdID8487@gmail.com
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U.S. Marines NATO Allies Baltic Operations 16 at Utö Island, Sweden,

U.S. Marines NATO Allies Baltic Operations 16 at Utö Island, Sweden,

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U.S. Marines NATO Allies Baltic Operations 16 at Utö Island, Sweden, UTö ISLAND, SWEDEN 06.22.2016 Video by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins II Marine Expeditionary Force Subscribe 81 U.S. Marines came together with various NATO allies and partner nations for a tactical exercise during Baltic Operations 16 at Utö Island, Sweden, June 10-13, 2016. The exercise required multiple nations to conduct a combined offensive attack on a notional enemy force. This year, BALTOPS brings together 17 NATO allies and partner nations and approximately 6,100 service members in order to build relationships, counter transnational threats and bolster security and stability in the Baltic Sea region
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WW2 Bf-109

WW2 Bf-109

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation), is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s.[5] The "Bf 109" designation was issued by the German ministry of aviation and represents the developing company Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (at which the engineer Messerschmitt led the development of the plane) and a rather arbitrary figure. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. From the end of 1941, the Bf 109 was steadily being supplemented by the superior Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 up to April 1945. The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front. The highest scoring fighter ace of all time, Erich Hartmann of Germany, flew the Bf 109 and was credited with 352 victories (and also survived the war). The plane was also flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign, who scored 158 victories - 154 of which were against fighter aircraft flown by western-trained pilots. It was also flown by several other aces from Germany's allies, notably Finn Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest scoring non-German ace on the type with 58 victories flying the Bf 109G, and pilots from Italy, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.
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"The Sea Shall Not Have Them"

"The Sea Shall Not Have Them"

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The RAF Air Sea Rescue 63ft Type Two HSL, known as the 'Whaleback' from the distinctive curve to its deck, was a high speed launch used in air-sea rescue to save Allied aircrew from the sea after they were shot down during the Second World War. The retrieval of pilots and aircrew shot down over the sea around the British Isles was the responsibility of the Royal Air Force Air Sea Rescue Service, whose motto "The sea shall not have them" coordinated rescues using its own aircraft, aircraft operated by Coastal Command and rescue launches operated by the RAF Marine Craft Service and the Royal Navy. The Type Two High Speed Launch was designed in 1937 by Hubert Scott-Paine, founder of the British Power Boat Company at Hythe Kent. Scott-Paine had previously owned the Supermarine Aviation Company, builders of flying boats including the 1931 outright record holding Schneider Trophy winner S6B and later the Supermarine Spitfire. The launch had a mahogany hull with a low set cabin containing the wheel-house, chart room and a sickbay, for defence two aircraft-style turrets made by Armstrong-Whitworth each with a single .303in Vickers machine gun were fitted to the top deck. The Type Two was supplied to RAF marine craft units from mid 1940, with around 70 Whalebacks being built for the RAF between 1940-42 and served throughout the war including the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. Following the Dieppe raid in August 1942, the Type Two was modified with extra armament of twin .303in machine guns mounted either side of the wheel-house and a single 20mm Oerlikon gun on the strengthened rear deck. Protection was improved by adding anti-shrapnel padding around the wheel-house and cabin area. Maximum speed of the Whaleback was a respectable 36 knots (41.4mph) from three 500hp Napier Lion aero engines, re- named Sea-Lion after modifications which consumed sixty gallons per hour for each engine at 25 knots giving it a range of 500 miles. She had a crew of nine including a medical office and orderly; later the striking yellow colour scheme gave way to a more sombre grey/black finish.
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RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (3 Feb 2014)

RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (3 Feb 2014)

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(Shot 1) :05 - :11 U.S. Navy aircrews walk to their aircraft for a training mission during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The return of RED FLAG to the Nevada Test and Training Range is an important step in rebuilding the combat capability of America's Combat Air Forces. RED FLAG is Air Combat Command's most comprehensive and realistic live-fly exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 2) :11 - :19 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and an F-16C assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Co., cross paths on the taxiway during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG is a simulated battlefield where aircrews hone the skills to survive, and thrive, in a high-threat environment. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 3) :19 - :27 An F/A-18 Hornet taxis during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 4) :27 - :39 Nellis Airmen prepare F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft with a mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 5) :39 -- :46 F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron at Shaw AFB, SC, taxi during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB. RED FLAG 14-1 marks the critical return of Air Combat Command's flagship exercise after sequestration. More than 125 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom will participate in the advance training, improving integration and interoperability amongst our joint and allied partners. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 6) :46 -- :54 An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. taxis to the end of the runway for clearance checks prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (U.S. (Shot 7) :54 -- 1:02 U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxi prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The F-22 Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 8) 1:02 -- 1:16 F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB. RED FLAG gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios to prepare and train Airmen in the event of future conflicts or war. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. The concept of RED FLAG was developed by Maj. Moody Suter to simulate the first 10 combat missions pilots would face. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 9) 1:16 -- 1:27 One F/A-18 Hornet takes off, while one prepares to take off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 10) 1:27 -- 1:37 An F/A-18 Hornet takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis)
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Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio

Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio

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Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio In 1943, the Royal Air Force began a night bombing campaign against Germany, the like of which had never been seen before. Over the next twelve months, tens of thousands of aircrews flew across the North Sea to drop their bombs on german cities. They were opposed by the full force of the Luftwaffe, but also by a nightmare of flak, treacherously icy conditions and constant mechanical malfunctions. Most of these crews never finished their tour of operations, but were either shot down and killed, or taken prisoner by an increasingly hostile enemy. Transcript available here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20586543/TRANSCRIPT%20Audio%20from%20the%20Past%20-%20WW2%20-%20Lancaster%20Air%20Crew.pdf Artwork by Piotr Forkasiewicz
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Red Flag 14-1 Takeoffs 30Jan14

Red Flag 14-1 Takeoffs 30Jan14

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FROM 99th AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS: (Shot 1) :05 - :20 An EC-130 Compass Call assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides our pilots with real-time war scenarios and helps their ground crews also test their readiness capabilities. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 2) :20 - :28 A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, United Kingdom, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. The training exercise's missions take place over the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video William Lewis) (Shot 3) :28 - :39 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 4) :39 - :50 A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the VX-31 Air Test Evaluation Squadron, China Lake, Calif., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The EA-18G Growler is a variant of the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, and will fly the airborne electronic attack mission. The EA-18G's vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. (U.S. Air video by William Lewis) (Shot 5) :50 -- :58 An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron prepares combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 6) :58 -- 1:11 A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned to the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 7) 1:11 -- 1:20 A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RED FLAG gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios to prepare and train Airmen in the event of future conflicts or war. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. The concept of RED FLAG was developed by Maj. Moody Suter to simulate the first 10 combat missions pilots would face. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 8) 1:20 -- 1:30 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 9) 1:30 -- 1:40 A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis)
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Red Flag 14-1 Nellis AFB

Red Flag 14-1 Nellis AFB

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Video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell, Airman First Class Rebecca Long, William Lewis, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Red Flag operations on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis down the runway before takeoff clearance during. The Typhoon is a multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) A U.S. Marine marshals an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., in preparation for flight. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxis prior to takeoff. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) A Nellis Airman prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft with a mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (Airman First Class Rebecca Long) A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C., and a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron 135, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., taxi to the runway for takeoff. (William Lewis) A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxis to runway. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis toward the runway for takeoff. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off. The squadron prepares combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) An EC-130 Compass Call assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off. (William Lewis) A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, United Kingdom, takes off. Red (U.S. Air Force video William Lewis) A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off. (William Lewis) A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the VX-31 Air Test Evaluation Squadron, China Lake, Calif., takes off. The EA-18G Growler is a variant of the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, and will fly the airborne electronic attack mission. The EA-18G's vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. (U.S. Air video by William Lewis) An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off. (William Lewis) A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned to the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (William Lewis) A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., takes off. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. The concept of RED FLAG was developed by Maj. Moody Suter to simulate the first 10 combat missions pilots would face. (William Lewis) An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off. (William Lewis) A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., takes off. Click to subscribe! http://bit.ly/subAIRBOYD The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
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YUGOSLAVIA: BELGRADE: NATO BOMBINGS

YUGOSLAVIA: BELGRADE: NATO BOMBINGS

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Natural Sound On the fourth day of what NATO is calling "Operation Allied Force," air raid sirens sounded through the streets of Belgrade early on Saturday, as the bombing onslaught continued. With darkness shrouding Belgrade, tracer fire could be seen, followed by explosions and reverberations caused by allied hardware finding targets. An otherwise serene Belgrade skyline was shattered early on Saturday by the sound of air raid sirens. The sound is becoming a familiar one for residents of the Serbian capital - signifying another terrifying night of bombardment by Allied air crews and missiles. People ran for cover seeking respite in nearby bomb shelters. And tracer fire licked the skies in search of a target - to no avail. Thunderous explosions rocked the city and illuminated the night sky. Other war in the former Yugoslavia never directly affected the citizens of Belgrade - the violence was always at a distance. The front line was far from the Yugoslav capital, in Croatia and Bosnia. Now, for the first time since the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, the people of Belgrade are able to experience the fear of bombardment. Destruction dominates the headlines now. Streets are thinned of their usual bustle - the future now precariously in the balance. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ca67f3132220276edc5da044116cd5bb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Allied Air Force Memorial Day September 2016

Allied Air Force Memorial Day September 2016

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This year's Allied Air Forces Day commemorated the sacrifice made by aircrew across the history of military aviation, with particular emphasis on The Battle of the Somme in World War One. “The whole event was a grand and fitting occasion to reflect and remember all those who served and still serve for our freedom and security in conflicts over the years, and we were delighted that air force and diplomatic representatives from Britain, France, Netherlands, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Russia joined us for the day,” commented Ian Reed, Museum Director
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Cope Thunder mock air combat training program

Cope Thunder mock air combat training program

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Cope Thunder was conceived in 1976 as a combat training exercise, akin to Red Flag, as a way to give aircrews their first taste of warfare. Analysis indicates most combat losses occurrred during an aircrews first eight to 10 missions. Cope Thunder provides each aircrew with these first vital missions, increasing their chances of survival in combat environments. The program was moved to Eielson AFB Alaska from Clark Air Base in the Philippines in 1992, when the eruption of Mount Pinatubo forced the curtailment of operations there. This video was shown to aircrews at the beginning of their deployment to Clark for two weeks of intense training. It was also shown to high-ranking dignitaries. While the program was in the Philippines, US aircrews from Korea, Japan, Guam, Hawaii, Philippines and embarked naval platforms as well as allied aircrews from Thailand, New Zealand & Austrailia participated. This video was produced in 1982 by Air Force SMSgt Perry Ashby.
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De Anglet Sutar à Mandochineko Borda

De Anglet Sutar à Mandochineko Borda

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A 4½-5 hr walk that re-traced the route taken by the "passeurs" of the WW2 Ligne Comète and evading Allied aircrew & civilians from the "Auberge Larre" at Anglet Sutar to the lying up point at Mandochineko Borda (Larressore) prior to a night crossing of the Pyrenees. Best in HD and full screen. More here: http://cometepaysbasque.blogspot.fr/ Musique: Gogotik choeur d'hommes basque (de St Jean Pied de Port) concert Juillet 2008
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Me 109 Vs. Spitfire-Which was Better (Videos)

Me 109 Vs. Spitfire-Which was Better (Videos)

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation), is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. The "Bf 109" designation was issued by the German ministry of aviation and represents the developing company Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (at which the engineer Messerschmitt led the development of the plane) and a rather arbitrary figure. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. From the end of 1941, the Bf 109 was steadily being supplemented by the superior Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 up to April 1945. The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front. The highest scoring fighter ace of all time, Erich Hartmann of Germany, flew the Bf 109 and was credited with 352 victories (and also survived the war). The plane was also flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign, who scored 158 victories - 154 of which were against fighter aircraft flown by western-trained pilots. It was also flown by several other aces from Germany's allies, notably Finn Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest scoring non-German ace on the type with 58 victories flying the Bf 109G, and pilots from Italy, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.
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RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (30 Jan 2014)

RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (30 Jan 2014)

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(Shot 1) :05 - :20 An EC-130 Compass Call assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides our pilots with real-time war scenarios and helps their ground crews also test their readiness capabilities. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 2) :20 - :28 A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, United Kingdom, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. The training exercise's missions take place over the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video William Lewis) (Shot 3) :28 - :39 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 4) :39 - :50 A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the VX-31 Air Test Evaluation Squadron, China Lake, Calif., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The EA-18G Growler is a variant of the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, and will fly the airborne electronic attack mission. The EA-18G's vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. (U.S. Air video by William Lewis) (Shot 5) :50 -- :58 An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron prepares combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 6) :58 -- 1:11 A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned to the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 7) 1:11 -- 1:20 A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RED FLAG gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios to prepare and train Airmen in the event of future conflicts or war. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. The concept of RED FLAG was developed by Maj. Moody Suter to simulate the first 10 combat missions pilots would face. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 8) 1:20 -- 1:30 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 9) 1:30 -- 1:40 A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis)
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Allied Aircrew Memorial

Allied Aircrew Memorial

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  • Updated: 09 Sep 2015
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Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

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Flyby at the unveiling of the Allied Aircrew Memorial at Guernsey Airport this morning (9th September 2015, 11:00am). http://rollofhonour.airport.gg
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Messerschmitt Bf 109 ME 109 - Voennoe Delo

Messerschmitt Bf 109 ME 109 - Voennoe Delo

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves.
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Short History- The Hardest Day (The Few)

Short History- The Hardest Day (The Few)

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Another Short History video, on the 18th of August 1940 the Luftwaffe Launched a massive attack against Fighter Command. Plucky Allied aircrew scramble to react. The Game is 'The Few' a great little strategy/action combo available on steam.
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Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

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Red Flag 17-1 continues the tradition of testing and training American and allied aircrews in realistic combat scenarios. Enthusiasts like to watch the parade of aircraft from sites near the Las Vegas racetrack, outside the base. In addition to Red Flag exercise participants, the home-based USAF Thunderbirds are frequently seen practicing over Nellis AFB. Watch for B-1s and a Hercules from the RAF in this video. Have you subscribed to the Airailimages Channel on YouTube? Playlisted this video? Thanks! It helps us. And here's the link to the Red Flag Playlist on Airailimages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJEBtHWRTBrD0NqlHRB_Poj4v7xk8LKw
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