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tv   Reel America July 10 1944 Combat Weekly Digest  CSPAN  July 6, 2019 10:16pm-10:41pm EDT

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tradition. listed s of watchers their voices above the potomac river. eventful day. hundreds of thousands of people ook part in the celebration at this nation's capitol while millions more in their on way, in their own towns and cities the united states, took this day to affirm their love for their country. this is richard strater in washington, d.c. *-*-*
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>> enemy transportation facilities are harnessed from the air. this a-36 with a wing mounted dives on a roadblock from 6,000 feet, releases two 500-pound bombs and pulls out at 1,500 feet. obscured by ea is dust from previous bomb bursts. [gunfire] [video clip] motor transport. dropping from an altitude of 500 bombers destroy transports, 36 damaged. highway north of rome. on a reconnaissance mission
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up a truck convoy. of the river uth attack and bombers leave several trucks and planes. [gunfire] >> target motor transport near lama. two 500-poundries
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bombs. [gunfire] target the -- bridge southwest -- two waves aim their loads at the bridge over river on one of the main rail lines to the north. target, general -- mitchell 500-pound bombs, without pooh fighter escort. over the target is moderate but extremely accurate. we suffer no losses. harbor is the damaged. tactical on may 24, air force struck. blackhawk fighters are encountered. with clouds interfered
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visibility. target, yugoslavia, german troops had occupied the town take up hem to the dropped 40-100 pound all purpose bombs. >> in the first formation
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about 2/3 of the bombs cover 2/3 target. bombs hit the near of the end. near misses are scored. of the bombing is visible 30-40 miles away. on may t -- yugoslavia, 9, selective bomb by v-24's to destroy another german occupied town. other one day, several yugoslavian towns containing concentrations of german troops aidattacked from the air to the army. at least 540 , tons of bombs over targets in yugoslavia in one day's operations.
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♪ >> from a base in the admiralties, they set out, unit.anied by an enlisted starting from calvary eadquarters on the south coast they wade ashore. the combat cameraman are as
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as the rest of the patrol. they march through heavy jungles and deep man grove swamps. man ours out the point killed five japs. caught by surprise in the center of the trail. troops cautiously close in on a january hut. > inside they find nine dead japs killed the previous day by another patrol. n one of the bodies are found an american fountain pen and case.tte they return to spend the night. ext day, they hike to a river three-day patrol. he men manned by friendly natives take hem up to the mouth hours.river for two the men stand or kneel on the
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all orm, guns facing in directions. four japs, watching clothes in fired at from the canoes but it was impossible to verify the results on through a hes tropical downpour. ashore through mud and press on through the jungle. there are about 250 japs on this part of the island. the patrol camps. try to dry their clothing and equipment. machine guns cover all approaches to the camp and men
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on guard duty relax. patrol morning, the continues in the rain. at 1100 hours a large is entration of the enemy discovered. 17 are killed and a single survivor, a sergeant major, is captured. he's the only prisoner taken patrol.this 47 japs were killed. crossing the river on their way men hold their weapons high. two snipers who fired on the at this re killed point. weakensoner beginning to stumbles in the current. rations, he has to be carried for the rest of german. this is difficult through january infested jungle and swamps.e it's necessary to give the medicine.oses of by morning he was improved.
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he stretcher was taken downstream where the patrol will transfer to an lcm. a these are some trophies of successful patrol. the prisoner responding to treatment is able to sit up in lcm as the patrol heads for home. beach, the japanese sergeant is turned over to the intelligence for interrogation. ♪ >> furnished with clean clothing place in the is
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regular stockaid. >> on the afternoon of april 12, e proportions happens. miles d velocity of 17 per hour. startedhours heavy rain again. the wind reached a velocity of 35 miles per hour with possible gusts ranging from 50 to 60 miles per hour. ♪ gliders and planes were blown field after being torn from their moorings.
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♪ were blown upders trees. >> another was carried by the on to the e wind up hut.of the
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>> at the air base in india, the tation dispensary ambulance drives out on the runway to treat an injured gunner. he's suffering from severe shock of pain and hemorrhage. more stephen administered and given, n isn which was built from a dispensary because of the of oxygen cylinders a standard oxygen mask is placed flow of ce and the objection yen is adjusted to the needs of the patient by a regulator valve. a type g-1 supply tank is mounted on the carrying case. 400 ure on the tank is pounds. the advantage of the low ressure tank is that it can be refilled at any airfield. satisfactory results have been apparatus om this
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which consist of an oxygen flow tubing.n regulator and filler valve. valve. mulhouse. n the campaign to disrupt rail communications in france, they were attacked several times during may. by ratorses court lightenings, thunderbolts and mustangs made this raid on the 11th. by a p-47.ot down seen lot can be down.huting at freight yards here
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same se were hit on the with fair results. yards mulhouse freight are attacked again on may 25. 350 tons of bombs are dropped by formations of 135 heavy bombers. on this raid the engine locomotive shed are damaged and many hits are made on the tracks.
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> the air campaign against installations in france continues. service s pass over vessels bound for france and fly daysthe invasion coast six after d-day. smoking target has just
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been bombed by another group. the objectives of this attack are an airfield and railroad bridges. >> in the target area.
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the target of the day of the village onorce, is a the west coast of the norman peninsula 30 miles south. the highway and railroad bridges are bombed. another group striking about 75 -- the uth, attack railroad bridge under attack is the main line to enemy occupied territory. target of a third group. were bombed ds during the second week after invasion.
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>> started by -- based on a new set out to destroy a petrol dump 13 miles southwest. and motorized used the petrol dump for refueling.
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>> cameras record fighter activity on d-day. ransportation facilities are hamper enemy communications. communications. shot up.orts are [gunfire] gunfire] [gunfire]
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truck is nition caught. an enemy command car. ♪
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