Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big September 2015 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In. Zeno's Warbird Videos - World War II Pilot Training videos & air combat documentaries playing for free over the Internet to view our September selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including three premieres!

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Carl Sandburg's "Bomber” NEW! This dramatic film was produced for and shown to defense plant workers, lauding and encouraging their important work. Three time Pulitzer Prize winning poet & biographer Carl Sandburg wrote the script for this stirring tribute to a marvelous aircraft, the B-26 medium bomber, and to the men & women who built them in the Martin's Marietta Georgia plant. Striking Life Magazine style documentary cinematography combines with Sandburg's powerful words to create an unforgettable portrait of Americans working 24/7/365 to help win the War.

Back Door Gang P-38s in Color-Exclusive! Newly discovered color film of the 430th FS, 474th FG, 9th Air Force. From the get go, the 474th was configured as a ground attack unit, but they also provided bomber escort and level bombing, led by Norden bomb sight equipped "Droop Snoots," which are shown here. One of three P-38 squadrons in the 474th, the 430th's call sign was "Back Door," and its planes and pilots are featured in the film in the Spring of 1945 at their base in Florennes, Belgium, a former Luftwaffe night fighter base

U.S. Army Nurses in World War 2 NEW! Many American service men's fondest memories from World War 2 are of Army Nurses who treated them, comforted them and often helped save their lives. The film shows American nurses in training and providing vital services in field & general hospitals, on board trains and in the air -- on all fronts, around the World.

U.S. Marines Battle for the Marianas NEW! The Marianas Islands had tremendous strategic importance as bases for long range B-29 attacks against the Japanese home Islands, for air support for the upcoming invasion of the Philippines, and as a staging area for the planned invasion of Japan. While giving a good strategic overview of the campaign, this film focuses on the battle for Saipan, the initial landing point and lynch pin for the rest of the campaign. It was already the home of a large air base. 71,000 Americans took on 31,000 well entrenched Japanese. The fighting on Saipan differed from jungle fighting on Guadalcanal. Much of the southern part island is open country, suitable for tanks, but heavily fortified ridges ran the length of the island, where defenders had to be rooted out, yard by yard –vividly recorded here by Marine combat cameramen.

Saipan B-29 Superforts in Color & Stereo Sound - Exclusive Color footage shows the 73rd Bomb Wing, based on the island of Saipan in the Marianas, operating against Japan in early 1945. You'll see B-29 pilots & crews on R&R and on mission in their magnificent Superfortresses. The fates of many of the B-29s seen in this picture are documented during the film. Some made the ultimate sacrifice. You'll see a gallery of memorable 73rd Bomb Wing nose art too -- all in living color. "The "maximum effort" take-off scene is an awe inspiring combination of 18 cylinder engine roar and a musical score that's guaranteed to raise goose bumps. This film is very evocative of B-29 operations in the Spring of 1945.

Medium Bombardment & Attack with the B-25 Mitchell This unique film was made to indoctrinate B-25 & A-20 medium bomber squadrons transitioning from Europe to the Pacific, with a focus on the North American B-25. These groups were primarily tasked with ground and anti ship attacks, inflicting huge losses on Japanese forces, far out of proportion to their numbers. Great footage of extremely low level actions! Covers operating in the tropics, squadron staff duties, planning missions, converting B-25s for ground attack and tactics for land & sea attacks "on the deck.

U.S. Navy Aerial Torpedo Attack Originally developed to educate pilots about newly developed torpedoes that could be dropped from higher (and therefore less vulnerable) altitudes and speeds, the film also gives a through grounding in torpedo attacks in general. You'll learn about depth setting, range estimation, target angles, leading the target, the effect of crosswinds, working with fighters and dive bombers during an attack, using radar, countering evasive ship maneuvers and much more. You'll also see how far we've come from an analog world where printed charts were cross referenced during combat. All in all, a very interesting and revealing film.

The Grumman A6-E Intruder: Any Weather, Any Time This video not only has great A-6 Intruder footage, there's also on the spot interviews with pilots & Air Wing Commanders discussing the aircraft's outstanding capabilities The A-6E, the definitive version of the Navy's A-6 Intruder attack bomber with upgraded navigation and attack systems, was introduced in 1970 and first deployed on 9 December 1971.

We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! - don't miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58!

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