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Discussion in 'Air War in Western Europe 1939 - 1945' started by Fred Wilson, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    A collection of WW2 RAF (and USAAF - as appropriate) Training Films our ancestors are certain to have viewed during their tours of duty.

    See also: http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/main.html

    CAUTION: Do NOT drop in here unless you have a lot of free time. You Have Been Warned! [​IMG]

    Winged Victory 1944 (9 Minutes)

    Day one Medical, Aptitude and Physical entrance tests for Air Force recruits.
    (Includes as good as it gets USAAF Propoganda Song and Dance Routines.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUTx1dvqWhE

    The RAF at War - Re-Arming the Bomber (23 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44rK70MK488
     
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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    The RAF at War - In the Drink
    Early RAF training video on ditching your aircraft

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my8hzHGMIe4

    The RAF at War - The Fighter has Crashed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj8CY4TkGME
     
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    The RAF at War - Air Sense
    Preventable Accidents

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp1ROrtxKWY
     
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    Escape - USAAF Training Film 1941 (19 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D35S6I3If8

    The Fight For The Sky: Our Fighter Pilots Versus The Luftwaffe (41 Minutes)

    Pilots are briefed for an escort mission over Germany.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEJa9iBPYb0
     
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    RAF at War - Fly Away Peter. Coastal Command (8 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZUoXB0X2RI

    Coastal Command is a 1942 British film made by the Crown Film Unit for the Ministry of Information.
    This one hour movie, distributed by RKO, dramatised the work of RAF Coastal Command.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssQCDqZXek
     
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    RAF at War - Front Line Airforce - Keep Moving (8 Minutes)
    Fighter Squadrons must keep up with the ground forces they are supporting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCqIE9MjHhw
     
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    RAF WWII documentary about training fighter pilots with use of gun camera films. (8 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cowFmlYTiw

    The A-N Gun Camera - Installation and Operation (1942) (12 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOleQbXZkoU
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Wonderful I'm enjoying these....We'll never see Martin again....Don't tell him they are here...

    Armourers have just gone up in my estimations.
     
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    RAF Nought Feet - Low Flying Navigation PART 1/2 1943 - 1944 (9 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQWZEVaoFKQ

    RAF Nought Feet - Low Flying Navigation PART 2/2 (6 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6oGa1bqe1U
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    That lip..is far far too stiff.....
     
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    An incomplete RAF training / information video from 1940 describing the drill for air gunners and operation of the turrets in the Hudson and Defiant aircraft.

    RAF Gun turret drill - 2/7 (9 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZKG1cc8Bgg

    RAF Gun turret drill - 3/7 (2 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es55NB9i4jY
     
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    RAF Gun turret drill - 4/7 (9 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5OMhR-Lm6s

    RAF Gun turret drill - 7/7 (8 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIIqY81T67E
     
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    1941 RAF Training film - The First Thing. (10 Minutes)
    Parade ground exercises for Royal Air Force personnel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuhLexhVbUo
     
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    WW 2 USAAF Flak Training for Pilots
    (16 Minute long, excellent film, with blunt honesty.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIYVwqHM488
     
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    Oh, Fred. These are lovely. I'll watch them all at my leisure. Just when I was beginning to despair of seeing more threads devoted to WW2.
     
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    There is nothing worse than seeing him or her coming your way....is he...he is...yep an officer....sharp salute...to the sound of ...you prat you don't salute bandsmen....
     
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    Lancaster turret - Parachute (2 Minutes)

    Lancaster Museum demonstration of getting out of the turret in an emergency
    It means getting your parachute on, turning 90 degrees, opening the doors and falling into the ice cold sky at 18,000 feet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20b5r0vAfzQ

    Lancaster turret - how it works (1 Minute)
    Lancaster Museum Demonstration

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLgNDnd27iM
     
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    Buggers....they hit im with an axe.....You sure this isn't Monty Python....
     
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    The Turbosupercharger: Master Of The Skies 1940 (22 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFwwgbj9Bi8
     
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    Glad y'all are enjoying these as much as I am.
    My favorite so far, biased that I am in favor of my father... Navigation training.

    Bofor Gun Practise Fire, England. 1942 (1 Minute)

    There is an excellent Swedish film somewhere of practice fire onto scrap airplanes, shipping containers that really show the damage Bofor guns can do in real life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy_fWmKMSSA

    FOUND IT!!! (7 Minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wewaCdSW4yc
     

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