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Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary
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Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary

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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."
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Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)
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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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Allied Aircrew Memorial
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Allied Aircrew Memorial

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Aggressors In Sentry Aloha 18-1
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Aggressors In Sentry Aloha 18-1

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U.S. Air Force 354th Fighter Wing's 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska participate in Sentry Aloha 18-1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii with scenic views of fighter jets flying over Hawaii. The 18th Aggressor Squadron prepares combat Air Force, joint and allied aircrews through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. The Aggressors job is to know, teach, and replicate the threat better than any other squadron. U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Joshua Weaver January 2018 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2018 edit with music USA Patriotism! http://www.usapatriotism.org Note: The original work used in this video ... is in the public domain in the United States, as it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government associated with the person's official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ~~~ Other Videos Worth Your Patriotic Time ~~~ Americans ... https://youtu.be/W16R6Lh1LRk Our Valiant Troops... https://youtu.be/LZ1GZ5Y_2eY Answering The Call ...https://youtu.be/aNPe2loRl84 Veterans ... https://youtu.be/hdX7Eclli8g Our Heroes, America's Best ... https://youtu.be/d94cP8cXiYY These videos are in the American Pride playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL53ACD46F6A343393 ... which includes even more videos associated with patriotic poems by David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder / owner ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ American Pride http://www.davidgbancroft.com/ap.htm Mere Chance (A greatest generation story) http://www.davidgbancroft.com/mc.htm USA Store ... http://www.usapatriotism.org/store/ America and Military Themed Gifts and Collectibles
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Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17
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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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Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio
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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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Aircrew Prepares C-130J Hercules for Takeoff
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Aircrew Prepares C-130J Hercules for Takeoff

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Aircrew from the 146th Airlift Wing are in northern Jordan for Exercise Eager Lion, a two-week long exercise meant to strengthen ties with partnering nations. Pilots, loadmasters and maintenance personnel work together to perform each mission successfully. Exercise Eager Lion serves to increase ties with U.S. allies and offers training under realistic scenarios. Video by Airman 1st Class Danny Rangel | 2nd Combat Camera Squadron AiirSource℠ covers military events and missions from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Subscribe to AiirSource for daily updates: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AiirSource Add AiirSource to your circles on Google+: http://google.com/+AiirSource
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Wings of the Luftwaffe - Bf-109
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Wings of the Luftwaffe - Bf-109

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Wings was an hour-long televised aviation history documentary series which aired on the Discovery Channel family of networks. It was produced by Phil Osborn. The original "Wings" series initially aired Wednesdays and Saturdays on the Discovery Channel in the U.S. from 9-10 p.m. Eastern in the late 1980s and early 1990s. "Wings of the Luftwaffe" was a separately-branded series that focused on Luftwaffe aircraft of World War II. Episodes "The Blitz" - Arado Ar 234 "The Butcher Bird" - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 "The Destroyer" - Messerschmitt Me 110 "Gigant" - Messerschmitt Me 321/323 "Iron Annie" - Junkers Ju 52 "The Jet" - Messerschmitt Me 262 "The Komet" - Messerschmitt Me 163 "The Legend" - Messerschmitt Me 109 "The Schnell Bomber" - Junkers Ju 88 "Sea Wings" - German Seaplanes "The Secret Bomber" - Heinkel He 111 "The Stuka" - Junkers Ju 87 "V for Vengeance" - V-1 flying bomb 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. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109
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Search For The Mystery Bomber (Marine Exploration Documentary) | Timeline
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Search For The Mystery Bomber (Marine Exploration Documentary) | Timeline

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231 allied planes crashed in Australias north in WWII. Some are still missing, their exact whereabouts still unknown; all the crew died in the crashes. No survivors, no witnesses, no position to report. Now, Australian marine explorer Ben Cropp is lifting the veil on at least one of these lost warbirds. He's found the sunken wing of a four-engine WWII bomber lying beside a coral reef. His team will return to the site, armed with all the knowledge they can gather to correctly identify it and perhaps lay to rest the aircrew that died in the crash. The team will return to the site, armed with all the knowledge they can gather to correctly identify it and perhaps lay to rest the aircrew that died in the crash. Content licensed from Espresso. Any queries, please contact us at: realstories@littledotstudios.com Produced by Espresso
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F-16, F-15E, F-22, RAF Typhoon, EA-18G, Australian F/A-18 Night Operations & Take-offs
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F-16, F-15E, F-22, RAF Typhoon, EA-18G, Australian F/A-18 Night Operations & Take-offs

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F-16, F-15E, F-22, RAF Typhoon, EA-18G, F/A-18 at Nellis AFB, Red Flag 14-1. 00:01 An F-16 assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 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) 00:14 A U.S. Airman marshals an aircraft prior to taxiing during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) 00:23 An F-16 assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB. RED FLAG provides realistic combat 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. (AiirSource. U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 00:37 F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxi prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 00:52 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 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag Provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. (AiirSource) (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 1:12 Maintenance crew members of the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, work on one of their F-15E Strike Eagles during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 1:20 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis on the flightline before takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 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. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 1:46 An EA-18G Growler unfolds its wings as it taxis to the runway for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, 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. AiirSource (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) 2:22 An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the 77th Squadron, RAAF Base Williamtown, Royal Australian Air Force taxis to the runway for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. AiirSource. 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) 2:30 An EA-18G Growler takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB. 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. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) -- Aiirsource - A video and news hub for aviation/military enthusiasts. Favorite this video and subscribe to AiirSource for future updates. Subscribe to AiirSource: http://youtube.com/AiirSource Join the conversation on Facebook: http://facebook.com/AiirSource Add AiirSource to your circles on Google+: http://google.com/+AiirSource Follow AiirSource on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AiirSource Check out our photostream on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/AiirSource Find us on the web: http://www.AiirSource.com
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RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (3 Feb 2014)
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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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The Second World War: Fighters of WWII
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The Second World War: Fighters of WWII

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This documentary is a visual encyclopedia of the fighters deployed and their strategic use, by both Allied and Axis Forces during the Second World War. The program includes detailed accounts of the Spitfire, Hurricane, Mosquito, Messerschmitt Be 109, Focke Wulf Fw 190, Mustang, Lightning, Thunderbolt, Corsair, Kittyhawk, Beaufighter, Typhoon, Defiant, Wildcat, Messerschmitt Bf 110, Ju 88, Macchi Castoldi, Me 262, Hellcat and more.
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RED FLAG 14-1 Update (29 Jan 2014)
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RED FLAG 14-1 Update (29 Jan 2014)

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(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 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. (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 combat 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 combat 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 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 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 combat 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 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 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 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 Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell)
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YUGOSLAVIA: BELGRADE: NATO BOMBINGS
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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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"The Sea Shall Not Have Them"
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"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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The UFO Phenomenon - High-Ranking Supporters
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The UFO Phenomenon - High-Ranking Supporters

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This video consists of clips of some of the more interesting people involved with the subject of UFO's. Personally I don't know if there is anything to the UFO phenomenon but I find it exciting to think that intelligent life may exist in other places in the universe and if so, could possibly be visiting us. Included in the video are U.S. Air Force General Nathan Twining - Air Force Chief of Staff (1953 -- 1957), (Ret.) Marine Corps Major Donald Kehoe, Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14 astronaut -- sixth man to walk on the Moon), Colonel Gordon Cooper (Mercury astronaut), former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, John Lear (whose father invented the Lear-Jet), and Robert Lazar. No world power possessed flying disks in their aircraft inventory in 1947, or during WWII, when they were called "Foo- Fighters" by allied air crews with the thought that they were some kind of enemy secret flying craft. So how are the numerous sightings of disks by military personnel trained to distinguish aerial threats to be explained? http://youtu.be/_dKTYIKPcc8 The UFO Phenomenon - Astronauts and other Credible Believers The documentary Donald Trump suppressed - Teaser - http://trumpthemovie.com/watch/ The Documentary that Donald Trump wanted suppressed - in 12 parts - http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/01/19/the-documentary-on-donald-trump-he-sued-to-suppress/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8095BqQsVU&t=6s - ART OF DECEPTION - Pseudo of the United States
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The Head Hunters of World War II(full documentary)HD
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The Head Hunters of World War II(full documentary)HD

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The Borneo Campaign of 1945 was the last major Allied campaign in the South West Pacific Area during World War II. In a series of amphibious assaults . Uploaded with Free Video Converter from Freemake Uploaded with Free Video Converter from Freemake Headhunters of World War II Full Documentary - Military Files Documentary Films Headhunting is the practice of taking and preserving a person's head after .
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Tribute To All Unlucky WWII Aircraft Crews - Gun Camera Footage,Crashes etc.
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Tribute To All Unlucky WWII Aircraft Crews - Gun Camera Footage,Crashes etc.

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Strictly nonpolitical video. Please DO NOT post any insulting,hateful,political,nationalistic,silly comments,many thanks for that.
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RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (30 Jan 2014)
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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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Red Flag 14-1 Nellis AFB
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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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Red Flag 14-1 Takeoffs 30Jan14
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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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Green Flag East.mpg
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Green Flag East.mpg

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Air Force Participation in the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center exercise (JRTC). This exercise is known as Green Flag East to Air Force personnel. This is graduate level training for American and Allied combat aircrews.
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BBC Battlefields 3of4 Bomber
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BBC Battlefields 3of4 Bomber

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Archive film footage, dramatised reconstructions and the accounts of aircrew veterans are used in this examination of the terrifying missions undertaken by the men of Bomber Command. Although enemy targets were heavily defended, the bombers became an awesome force, capable of destroying an entire city in a single night
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US Fighter Pilots vs. the German Luftwaffe | World War 2 Documentary | 1945
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US Fighter Pilots vs. the German Luftwaffe | World War 2 Documentary | 1945

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● CHECK OUT OUR 2ND CHANNEL: https://youtube.com/TheBestSpaceArchives ✚ Watch our "World War 2 in Europe" PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8205636C54EEEEB1 ►Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheBestFilmArchives ►Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheBestFilmArchives ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/BestFilmArch This World War 2-era film – originally titled as "The fight for the Sky: Our Fighter Pilots Versus the Luftwaffe in Western Europe" – is a propaganda documentary produced by the United States Army Air Forces. It was released in 1945. The film depicts the activities of the 8th Air Force Fighter Command in Europe prior to the allied invasion of Normandy in 1944. It documents heroism of American fighter pilots who flew escort missions during bombing raids over Germany. The film details the Allied forces air strategy, specifically the way in which fighter planes accompanied bombers, and the tactics which eventually overwhelmed the German Luftwaffe. The film is primarily made up of gun camera footage both German (captured) and American, with many images of Luftwaffe planes like the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. It also features stunning footage of P-47 Thunderbolts, P-51 Mustangs, P-38 Lightnings and other Allied aircraft in action. No actors are used and people like General James Doolittle play themselves. There are two versions of this film, one running around 20 minutes and another running slightly over 40. (We uploaded to YouTube the longer version.) The shorter version narrated by then-Army Captain Ronald Reagan was played in theaters and later on television. The longer film is narrated by the American actor Reed Hadley who narrated several other WW2-era documentaries as well. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND / CONTEXT The air warfare of World War 2 (1939-1945) was a major component in all theaters. Germany and Japan depended on air forces that were closely integrated with land and naval forces; they downplayed the advantage of fleets of strategic bombers, and were late in appreciating the need to defend against Allied strategic bombing. By contrast, Britain and the United States took an approach that greatly emphasized strategic bombing, and to a lesser degree, tactical control of the battlefield by air, and adequate air defenses. They both built a strategic force of large, long-range bombers that could carry the air war to the enemy's homeland. Simultaneously, they built tactical air forces that could win air superiority over the battlefields, thereby giving vital assistance to ground troops. In mid 1942, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) arrived in the UK and carried out a few raids across the English Channel. The USAAF commanders in Washington, D.C. and in Great Britain adopted the strategy of taking on the Luftwaffe (the German Air Force) head on, in larger and larger air raids by mutually defending bombers flying over Germany, Austria, and France at high altitudes during the daytime. Both the US government and its Army Air Forces commanders were reluctant to bomb enemy cities and towns indiscriminately. They claimed that by using the B-17 and the Norden bombsight, the USAAF should be able to carry out "precision bombing" on locations vital to the German war machine: factories, naval bases, shipyards, railroad yards, railroad junctions, power plants, steel mills, airfields, etc. In late 1943 the USAAF realized that strategic bombing against a technologically sophisticated enemy like Germany was impossible without air supremacy. (The B-29s did not need escorts against Japan to the extent that the B-17s and the B-24s needed them over Germany.) Major General James Doolittle fully appreciated the new reality. He provided fighter escorts all the way into Germany and back, and used B-17s as bait for Luftwaffe planes, which the escorts then shot down. In February of 1944, Doolittle turned loose his fighters for the first time to go after the Luftwaffe where they stationed. This marked a radical change in strategy from the disastrous tactics of 1943 that kept escorting fighters chained to bombers. Instead of waiting to be attacked, US fighters probed deep into enemy territory and targeted German airfields catching the opposition on the ground. This new tactic marked a turning point in the air war over Europe, and contributed to critical total air superiority over the beaches of Normandy during the Allied invasion in June 1944. US Fighter Pilots vs. the German Luftwaffe | World War 2 Documentary | 1945 TBFA_0160 NOTE: THE VIDEO DOCUMENTS HISTORICAL EVENTS. SINCE IT WAS PRODUCED DECADES AGO, IT HAS HISTORICAL VALUES AND CAN BE CONSIDERED AS A VALUABLE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT. THE VIDEO HAS BEEN UPLOADED WITH EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. ITS TOPIC IS REPRESENTED WITHIN HISTORICAL CONTEXT. THE VIDEO DOES NOT CONTAIN SENSITIVE SCENES AT ALL!
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