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Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In September Newsletter

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Drive-In and
catch our latest World War II aviation features for free online video
viewing. This month "At the Matinee," we're showing "Winged Artillery,"
featuring 75mm canon firing B-25s, "Target for Tonight,"A classic film
featuring an RAF Wellington bomber on a night mission to Germany, and "P-47
Combat Operations," featuring Thunderbolts in action in a variety of roles.

And we just added a free download of a complete 50 page De Havilland
Mosquito FB V1 pilot's manual for Mossy fans everywhere.! (The downloads we
added recently for Spitfire II and Me-262 pilot's manuals are extremely

Now showing online "At the Matinee"

* "Winged Artillery" Nine 75mm canon firing B-25Gs of the 48th Bomb
Squadron, 7AAF, based on Apamama in the Gilbert Islands, conduct a hair
raising tree top level strike on the Japanese air base on Mille. Also
features amazingly well preserved and very rare color footage of daily life
of air crew and ground personnel stationed on Apamama and Tarawa. As a
bonus, you'll watch Sea Bees using heavy equipment to transform these hard
won tropical atolls into fully functioning air bases and ground crews
maintaining the Mitchell's massive canons.

* "Target for Tonight" RAF Bomber Command in a Night Action. This vintage
film follows the crew "F for Freddie," a Vicker's Wellington medium bomber
(Millerton Station, Group 33), through an entire low level night mission
attacking a oil storage depot at a rail yard.Notice how the film highlights
the participation of not only servicemen from all classes from around the
British Isles, but also Canadians and a navigator that sounds a lot like a
yank volunteer. The film exemplifies the understatement, dry humor, and
"business as usual" approach typical of British information films of the
period, along with a clear "get the job done" attitude.

* "P-47 Combat Operations" This film was shown to fledgling Jug pilots
before they shipped out to forward air bases around the world. This
engrossing video features a half dozen real pilots flying real missions in a
variety of roles in all theater of war, including very rare footage of
Thunderbolt napalm attacks against Japanese pill boxes in the Pacific.
You'll hear the action described in their own words, including a liberal
sprinkling of vintage pilot slang. Another fine narration by Ronald Reagan

And if you haven't stopped by Zeno's Drive-In before, we also feature
1940-45 vintage WWII Army Navy films 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, Stearman N2S and a different WWII documentaries every
month "At the Matinee." That's over 14 hours of rockin' props for free
viewing over the internet.

Finally, we've revised, expanded, and updated our "Control Tower" links
page, which has the largest collection of World War II Aviation links on
the 'net So drop your flaps drop in!


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