Liberators Over Europe / 21 mins.
This film captures some of the "Lib" bomber's best-known missions, starting with the intense raid on the German oil depot at Ploesti, Romania in August 1943. The B-24 named Boomerang suffered a near-fatal attack, but limped back to base and launched anew for another 53 missions. Other scenes include an intensive bombing campaign mounted against north German ports; D-Day on June 6, 1944, beginning with beach bombing at Normandy followed by tree-level ground support and parachute runs over French countryside; and escorting the Army over the Rhine and ultimately to victory. [35mm B&W FILM]