Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In January 2013 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans –

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In - World War 2 airplane videos playing for free live online
to view our January flight of six exciting classic aviation streaming over the Web. I just re-mastered all the videos we're showing this month for high quality broad band streaming - and there's a premier!

As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook!

Now showing in January "At the Matinee" See World War 2 Air Combat Documentary Videos Free Live Online at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission!

* “Hook Down, Wheels Down! The Story of the US Navy's Aircraft Carriers” (Color) - NEW, Premier! This fine one hour documentary was produced by the Department of the Navy to celebrate the first 50 years of carrier based aviation, with an emphasis on World War II operations. The Navy Archives were opened to provide footage ranging from precarious landings on the old Langley, to the Battle of the Coral Sea, to CVEs facing the Japanese at Leyte Gulf and more. Along with some great Navy action, highlights of the film are numerous interviews with famous naval aviators, including George Gay, the only survivor at Midway from Torpedo Squadron 8, John Thach, who tells how he invented the famous "Thach Weave," Gene Valencia, a top USN ace, and Adm Wade McClusky, also of Midway fame.

* “Uncrating and Field Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt” This truly remarkable step-by-step training film shows how a ground support crew of fifty men could assemble a P-47 in a field using nothing more than muscle, unpowered hand tools, and pieces of the shipping crate it came in. This film is one of my personal favorites and always gets a lot of positive feedback from our fans.

“ *Bird Dog FAC for F-100s Supports US Army in Vietnam” (Color) This short film is a real gem. You'll see an Air Force Forward Air Controller (FAC) assigned to the 1st Division, flying a tiny Cessna O-1E Bird Dog operating in conjunction with three F-100 fighter bombers out of Phan Rang. Their mission is in support of 1st Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade air mobile operations against VC bases near Lai Khe, 50 miles from Saigon.

* “The Fight For The Sky - Allied fighters win air superiority over Europe” In February of 1944, General Jimmy Doolittle "turned loose" his fighters to go after the Luftwaffe where they lived. This marked a radical change in strategy from the disastrous tactics of 1943 that kept escorting fighters chained to bombers. Now, US fighters, including the P-51, probed deep into Germany, catching the opposition on the ground, inflicting mortal damage. This feature combines thrilling combat footage filmed by 8th Air Force combat cameramen with some of the most action packed, down and dirty World War II gun camera film you'll ever see.

* “White Tailed Marauders: The 323rd Bomb Group and their B-26s” (Color) Exclusive Original Production - Rare color film of B-26 Marauders in action in the Spring of 1945. See the 453rd, 454th, 455th, and 455th Bomb Squadrons operating against Germany from their base in Laon, France. All color footage really brings this bygone era startlingly back to life. Where possible, individual aircraft and their crews are identified. Special treats include escorting P-38s and a round trip mission. A must for Marauder fans everywhere!

*”Aerial Torpedo Attack - High Speed High Altitude” Originally World War 2 US Navy training film was produced to educate pilots about newly developed torpedoes that could be dropped from higher (and therefore less vulnerable) altitudes and speeds. It also gives a thorough 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.

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-58!

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