The Doolittle Raid

Old U.S. Air Force video of the WWII Doolittle Raid in April 1942, when B-25 Mitchell bombers took off from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet to attack the Japanese islands.


 

9th Army: Aachen to the Roer River

American 9th Army: Aachen to the Roer River, U.S. War Department Historical Film.


 

Allied Armies Face General Winter

Allied armies face rain and snow of “General Winter” as troops advance through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

 

Western Canadian Regional Model Contest 2012

Testor’s ScaleWorkshop No. 93: The Western Canadian Regional Model Contest 2012 — Testor’s ScaleWorkshop visits the 2012 Western Canadian Regional Model Contest in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The video includes appearances from Tom Cockle, Spencer Pollard, Mark Proulx, and Ron Volstad along with tons of dioramas, airplanes, ships, and armor builds in all scales.


 

Aberdeen Tiger Tank Moving to Fort Benning

The old Aberdeen Museum Tiger I tank is finally being shipped from RAF Alconbury, England back to the United States to the U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry Museum at Fort Benning, Ga. At the Fort Benning museum, the German Tiger I is scheduled for complete restoration. This particular Tiger I originally served with the German sPzAbt. 501 in North Africa. The Tiger was captured by U.S. forces in 1943, and sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds for evaluation.

48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs RAF Lakenheath Press Release: WWII Tank Relocated by 48th LRS

One of the most feared and powerful tanks of its time is making its way to the United States courtesy of the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The German Tiger 1, World War II era tank, is to be shipped from RAF Alconbury, England, to the U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry Museum at Fort Benning, Ga., for repair and full restoration….

“There are only six known Tiger 1s that are still in one piece that are left in the world,” said Len Dyer, Director of the Army Armor and Cavalry museum. “This particular one was captured by the British in Tunis, North Africa, in 1943. She has plenty of combat action and a few combat scars that have had repair work done them.”

Although the tank is now being broken down to be relocated, the battle scars that have since been patched can still be seen on several parts of the tank.

This unique task of moving this battle hardened tank came down from the U.S. Army to the 48th LRS.

“I received an email from the Secretary of the Army requesting whether we could support the moving of this back to the United States and talking to the 48th LRS commander we decided we would go ahead and try to help the Army get this tank home,” said Bill Pratt, 48th LRS Transportation Management Office chief of cargo movement….

This particular cargo is slated to be completely broken down, cleaned, and made ready to be taken back to the U.S. within the next month to join other pieces of military history at the Fort Benning U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry Museum.

 

T26E3 Heavy Tank

Training film introduction to the U.S. T-26 heavy tank (later named the M26 Pershing):


 

A Fifth Army Report from the Beachhead

Fifth Army reports from the Anzio beachhead during Operation Shingle:


 

Submachine Gun Sounds

The original, authentic sounds of the U.S. M1928A1 Thompson, the U.S. M3 Grease Gun, and the German MP-40 “Schmeisser” taken from a WWII training film.


 

U.S. 4th Infantry Division in WW2

The U.S. 4th Infantry Division (the “Famous Fourth” or the “Ivy Division”) in action in World War 2. The 4th Infantry Division fought prominently in Operation Overlord, the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, and the Battle of the Bulge. The 8th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division was the first surface-borne Allied unit to land at Utah Beach on D-Day.


 

Memphis Belle Departs for Home

The famous B-17 Flying Fortress “Memphis Belle” and her crew depart England for home.