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  1. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big July 2017 Newsletter-- Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- This July marks our 20th Anniversary on the Internet. Thanks for all your support! You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our July 2017 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband including a hot new premiere! 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 July "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission. If you click on an ad during one of our videos, it costs you nothing & helps support Zeno's Warbirds. http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html * Douglas A-26 Invaders in Action Updated HD Stream Legendary SFP 186 Army Air Force combat cameramen rode along with 416th Bomb Group A-26 Invaders during March and April, 1945 with color film loaded in their cameras. The results are some of the most beautiful and dramatic footage to come out of the World War II. You'll see fleets of silver Invaders soaring through towering cumulus clouds before unloading torrents of bombs deep inside the Third Reich. An added bonus is a cache of remarkable still pictures taken by 416th Group (668th, 669th, 670th and 671st Bomb Squadrons) staff photog "Sargent Cachat" showing A-26s and their crews. *Women in Steel NEW Jobs in heavy industries like steel were once thought of as suitable for men only. By the middle of World War 2, that myth was shattered as 1,000s of women moved into jobs traditionally performed by men, including blast furnace tending, crane operation, welding and steel fabrication. In some cases,women filled the same jobs that their brothers or husbands had before they went off to war. On sight interviews with working women about their jobs are especially interesting. Women of Steel was produced in cooperation with Republic Steel and was shot on location. * The Story of the Northrop Flying Wing The Flying Wing was the brainchild of Jack Northrop, who started work on the concept in the 1930s. Northrop advocated "The Wing" as a means of reducing drag and structural weight. It may be hard to believe today, but the original Northrop Flying Wing's innovative design was often used against it by detractors from competing aircraft companies ("An airplane that doesn't have a tail??!!") So, Northrop Aircraft produced this information film to extol the Wings virtues and answer her critics. The result is a film that gives a compelling overview of the principles of advantages of the Wing design, delivered by Northrop's Director of Engineering, Harrison F. Burke. * World War 2 Pilot Safety Training:Learn & Live! Pilot deaths during training were all too frequent in World War 2, a grim fact that was kept from the public, but was a matter of grave concern to the Army Air Corps. Shown only to pilots, this wonderful film, “Learn & Live,” is a unique combination of an entertaining, sometimes surreal storyline, with practical nuts and bolts safety training. Saint Peter (Guy Kibby) gives “Joe Instructor” a temporary pass to "Pilot Heaven,” because he's concerned that so many more young trainees are coming up stairs before their time, due to ignoring procedures or excessive bravado. What follows are a dozen case studies of how recent arrivals, wearing angels wings, shooting pool & playing cards, met their fates, told with pointed, often sarcastic humor. * World War 2 Fighter Combat Formations An experienced Army Air Force fighter pilot, played with his usual verve by Ronald Reagan, is called back from the front to lead a fighter tactics class in Flight School for rookie pilots. The film starts with the AAF way for forming. deploying and maneuvering fighter formations from two ship elements to 12 plane squadrons & how to take on enemy fighters. Then the focus turns to tactics for escorting friendly bombers and attacking enemy bomber formations, including close escort, top cover, using the sun to blind opponents, employing decoys in the attack - and more. * Dive Bomber Attacks in Italy "Air Attacks Against Italy" shows exciting from the cockpit views of USAAF A-36 dive bomber bombing & strafing attacks near Rome in 1944. This is a short film, but it's nonstop action! Some of the best footage of US dive bombing attacks you will find anywhere. The A-36 Apache (aka "The Invader") was the Allison engined ground attack version of the P-51 Mustang, equipped with dive brakes and 20mm cannon. *Mission to Rabaul Rabaul, a large natural harbor on the eastern end of the huge Island of New Britain (located northeast of New Guinea in the Southwest Pacific) was an essential strategic linchpin for the Japanese from which they could project their forces throughout the region. They poured tens of thousands of troops, hundreds of airplanes, and thousands of tons of supplies and material into this base to make it a mighty fortress. The Allies' brilliant solution to the Rabaul conundrum was to isolate it, slowly starve it and bypass it -- rather than assault it directly. * The United States Air Force in Vietnam This wide ranging USAF video covers the rapid expansion of the US Air Force's roll in the Vietnam War in the mid 1960s. Bases are set up at Cam Ran Bay, Phan Rang, Bien Hoa and other sites. A wide range of aircraft are shown in action including F-100 Super Sabres, F4 Phantoms, F-104 Star Fighters, F-102 Delta Daggers, F-105 Thunder Chiefs, A-1 Skyraiders, B-52 and B-57 bombers and more. There's exciting combat footage throughout the film showing air strikes over both South and North Vietnam. Meet the aircraft and the men who flew and maintained them. (Get this video & more on our Airstrike Vietnam DVD.) 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos. Your DVD purchases make all this possible Now at Zeno's Flight Shop: 20th Anniversary Sale - Year's Lowest Prices! Store wide savings of up to 60% off on DVDs. Web Videos:A-26 Invaders Attack,Women in Steel,WW2 Pilot Heaven,Dive Bombers,USAF Vietnam & more
  2. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big April 2017 Newsletter-- Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html to view our April 2017 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband with three premieres! This month we're showing six films (**) featured prominently in the Netflix documentary series "Five Came Back" about five directors who left their Hollywood jobs to document & film world War 2 as it happened. (Highly recommended!) 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. Your orders at our video store make all this possible! Now showing in April "At the Matinee" http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! ** Frank Capra's 'Divide and Conquer NEW Episode three of the Academy Award Winning "Why We Fight in World War 2 Series. Hitler says he has no further plans of conquest, guaranteeing the neutrality of the Scandinavian countries and Holland and Belgium. Six month later he occupies Denmark and moves swiftly to invade Norway. The British land troops to oppose the Germans, but Luftwaffe air superiority force them to withdraw. After a period of inaction on the border with France known as the "Sitzkrieg," Hitler orders his generals to attack, ignoring the neutrality of Holland and Belgium. The invasion of France is shown in great detail using dramatic footage and animation to illustrate Blitzkrieg tactics, explained by a top U.S. Army intelligence officer. * Flying the Sikorsky H-19 Helicopter NEW Restored Color The Sikorsky H-19 and its subsequent variants were workhorse utility helicopters for all branches of the U.S. military and many allied forces in the 1950s & 60s, playing prominent roles in conflicts from Korea through the Vietnam War and in many civilian rescue operations. It was also built under license in Britain as the Westland Whirlwind, by Mitsubishi in Japan and by the SNCASE in France. The film covers eight steps: Pre-flight Inspection, Cockpit Procedures, Taxiing, Hovering, Takeoff, Auto-rotation, Approach and Engine Shutdown. The film offers very detailed views of this classic "Chopper," inside and out. ** Thunderbolt! Directed by William Wyler & Preston Sturgess. Exclusive restored edition with lost footage & stereo sound "Thunderbolt!" chronicles the exploits of the P-47 Thunderbolt pilots of the "Fighting Cocks" of the 65th Fighter squadron, 57th Fighter Group. Based on the island of Corsica off the northwest coast of the Italian boot, the 57th FG flew from behind the enemy's flank. As part of "Operation Strangle," they continuously attacked highways, bridges, ammo dumps, railroads and just about anything that moved to choke off the flow of supplies to the Axis front line. This film not only features exciting one-of-a-kind P-47 combat footage, it also shows day-to-day life on a MTO forward air base, including vintage pilot slang ** The Memphis Belle in Restored Color Directed by William Wyler -"The Memphis Belle" shows the 25th mission of the Boeing B-17 Memphis Belle, flying deep into Germany to strike the all important U-boat submarine pens at Wilhemshaven. You'll see Capt Robert Morgan and the men of the B-17 "Memphis Belle," 324th Squadron, 91st BG, going about their deadly business in rare Technicolor footage. The mission shown in the film is both routine and climactic, because 25 missions completed meant the crew could rotate out of combat. Too many never made it to 25 missions. Bomber losses were high. *To the Shores of Iwo Jima NEW Restored Color Academy Award Nominee. Four cameramen were killed and ten were wounded while filming this extraordinary documentary."The toughest 26 Days in Marine Corps history". The Japanese spent 20 years turning the 8 square mile island rock of Iwo Jima into The Gibraltar of the Pacific, honeycombed with miles of deep tunnels, pill boxes, block houses and gun emplacements sheltered in galleries dug deep into Mount Suribachi. What followed was what one Marine described as "26 days in Hell." 70,000 US Marines & Navy Seabees faced off against dug in Japanese forces, who rarely surrendered or retreated. ** John Ford's The Battle of Midway. Restored Color The Battle of Midway" is an Academy Award Winning documentary, directed by four time Oscar Winner John Ford (The Quiet Man, The Grapes of Wrath, Stage Coach, The Informer). This stirring documentary was shot by director John Ford during the intense June 4th Japanese carrier plane attacks on Midway Island and by Navy Combat Cameramen aboard the USS Yorktown during the epic carrier battle, along with color gun camera film of air to air and air to sea combat. Highlights include memorable scenes from the Marine Base on Midway, airfield B-17s leaving to attack the Japanese fleet, patrolling PBYs,. Action packed Japanese attacks on the Yorktown and Midway. ** News From the Front in North Africa Restored Color Shot In Technicolor by US Army, Navy and O.S.S. cameraman in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, November-December 1942. (Much of the film was shot by Director John Ford and his team of combat cameramen, as featured on the Netflix series "Five Came Back.") Hands down some of the best color footage we have seen from World War 2. The landings in North Africa and the advance to Tunisia to battle Rommel's Afrika Korps were tough "on the job training" for the brand new American Army and Air Corps. ** John Huston's Let There Be Light was commissioned by the United States Army Signal Corps at the end of World War 2. There are no actors in this true life documentary. For the first time on film, Huston explored the diagnosis and treatment of what used to be called "battle fatigue" or "shell shock" among returning servicemen. This condition is now know as PTSD - post traumatic stress disorder. Public showing of "Let There Be Light" was suppressed soon after completion and it wasn't released for 30 years because of a feared negative effect on recruiting and public morale. But it's a story that must be told because it's still highly relevant to our times. 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos Videos: 6 Films from Netflix WW2 Series “5 Came Back,” H-19 Choppers, Iwo Jima &more
  3. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big March Newsletter-- Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our March 2017 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband with two premieres! 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. Your DVD purchases at our video store help keep our web site healthy & growing. Now showing in March "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html * P-38 Reconnaissance Pilot starring William Holden (Newly restored Archival Print 3/2017) Photo recon pilots (Photo Joes) had one of the riskiest, highest impact jobs in the war. Flying camera equipped, unarmed, and often unescorted aircraft -- in this case the Lockheed F-5, a "stripped down" P-38 -- pilots flew deep into enemy territory. "Reconnaissance Pilot" follows Packy Cummings from basic training to the skies over New Guinea. Starring William Holden. * M3 Motor Gun Carriage Tank Destroyer NEW The Army's first motorized tank destroyer was the T12/M3 Gun Motor Carriage, a modified M-3 half track with a 75mm M1897A4 gun mounted in the rear, an adaptation of the quick firing French 75. The idea of such a thinly armored vehicle facing armored tanks may seem insane today, but the Army's tank destroyer doctrine at the time was shoot and scoot, where fast moving anti-tank vehicles would harry the advance of enemy armor, shooting from covered positions, quickly retreating, and then repeating the process. * The 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam NEW Restored ColorThe 1st Brigade 101st Airborne was deployed to Cam Ranh Bay Vietnam in July, 1965, Their first task was to secure ground for the establishment of a base camp for the 1st Air Cavalry Division near Ahn Khe in the Central Highlands. They then moved in 1966 to their own base of operations in Phan Rang on the coast for operations Van Buren & Harrison securing the strategically important rice growing area around Tuy Hoa from VC control. *Field Assembly of 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. We're talking nothing more than hammers, wrenches and bicycle pumps! *White Tailed Marauders: 323rd BG B-26s in 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. *9th AF 362nd Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolts In Action I produced this original documentary from dark, faded silent gun camera film footage from the Spring of 1945 over Germany. I've been able to restore it using digital technology. I've added additional info about the pilots and planes and added real P-47 Thunderbolt sound effects. Featured pilots from the 362nd FG are Alvin Lieberman, Robert A Jackson and the legendary Wilfred Crutchfield, flying his P-47 "Kentucky Colonel," attacking a wide variety of ground targets in March, 1945 *US Navy Aerial torpedo Attack Every once in a while, a previously unknown film comes out of the past that raises the curtain on a forgotten chapter of military history. This film does just that, illuminating the science of naval aerial torpedo attacks. 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. *This is the Army - Academy Award Winner - Restored Color Surviving copies of this rousing Academy Award winning Irving Berlin musical are dark with color shifts, so I did what I could restore it to its original Technicolor glory using digital technology. A great example of the kind of the buoyant Hollywood musical shown at home & to troops around the World in the midst of World War 2. Directed by Michael Curtiz, it features an all star musical cast headed by George Murphy, aided by Ronald Reagan, with a long list of memorable tunes that will have you singing them after it's over. 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos. Your DVD purchases make all this possible! Videos: P-38 Recon, P-47s Attack, 101st AB, M3 Tank destroyer, USN Aerial Torpedoes, B-26s
  4. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big February 2017 Newsletter-- Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our February 2017 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband with two premieres! 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 February "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html * Why We fight: Prelude to War NEW "Why We Fight," an Academy Award winning seven part film series, was shown to millions of American servicemen & women to educate them about the causes and early history of World War 2, supplemented with easy to grasp charts, graphics and lively animation to engage the audience. Part 1 "Prelude to War" shows the conditions that led to rise of the Axis Power, Germany, Italy and Japan and their aggressive expansion into China and Ethiopia in the 1930s with little opposition from the Western democracies. * The Adventures of Tartu - A World War 2- A World War 2 Espionage Thriller NEW Tartu is a classic "Film Noir" feature length World War 2 espionage movie. In 1940, bomb disposal expert Capt. Terrence Stevenson (Robert Donat), an Englishman born in Romania and educated in Germany, is called to the Foreign Office in London. He speaks both Romanian and German fluently. He's assigned an undercover mission disguised as a Romanian chemical engineer "Jan Tartu" to destroy a poison gas factory in Czechoslovakia. * The Fight for the Sky 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 . *The True Glory - From D-Day to the Elbe True Glory tells the breathtaking story of the Allied sweep across Northern Europe, seen through the lenses of hundreds of Combat Cameramen from the USA, Canada, France, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Great Britain, and captured German footage. Introduced by Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower. *There is a Way: The 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron 'Fighting Cavaliers and their F-105 Thunderchiefs in Vietnam This is a lot more than your average USAF "information" film. Shot in November, 1966, this up close and personal look at the 421st Sq, 388th TFW has everything from exciting footage of a bombing raid on Hanoi, dodging SAMs and fighting Migs, to feverish overnight activity to repair and rearm the big "Thuds"at their base at Korat, Thailand. The Case of the Tremendous Trifle - planning a World War 2 Bombing Mission. From the C.I.A. archives. This fascinating film shows how various intelligence sources, including spies, interrogations of refugees & POWs, aerial reconnaissance and seemingly innocuous sources like corporate parts catalogs were tied together and used in the strategic planning and execution of one of the epic missions of World War 2, the bombing of the ball bearing plants at Schweinfurt, Germany. * Stratojet: Meet Your Boeing B-47 See the design, development and manufacturing of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, the US Air Force's first operational long range all jet bomber. You'll follow a crew from SAC's McConnell Air Force Base (3250th Combat Crew Training Wing) on a training mission that simulates a night attack using a practice target in the US. There are some great shots of the Stratojet on the ground and in the air, including night air refueling. You'll also hear crew dialog as they work through various procedures during the bomb run. * Interrogation of Enemy Airmen This fascinating film, from the archives of the Central Intelligence Agency, was produced during World War 2 to train American "AIOs" (Air Intelligence Officers) in techniques for interrogating captured enemy airmen, gathering vital intelligence. You'll get a look inside an AIO training school, where candidates learn a variety of interrogation methods, the importance of thoroughly familiarizing yourself with existing intelligence about enemy units and weapons, and observe mock interrogations that are critiqued by the class. 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! - Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos. Your DVD purchases make all this possible! Videos: Why We Fight, Espionage Flick, WW2 Fighters, F-105s & more
  5. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big January 2017 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our January 2017 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband with two premieres! 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" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html The Last Bomb Restored NEW B-29s & P-51s Attack Japan with complete digital image restoration! "The Last Bomb" vividly documents one of the almost forgotten chapters of World War II: the long range B-29 Superfortress bombing raids on Japan. I've done a scene by scene restoration of this classic film. Launched from hard won Pacific islands, these missions were over 3,000 miles round trip and could take 12 hours or more to complete. As an added bonus, there's plenty of spectacular gun camera footage taken by escorting P-51 Mustangs ranging over southern Japan seeking targets of opportunity in the air and on the deck * M10 Tank Destroyer NEW The M10 Tank Destroyer was the US Army's advanced successor to the half track based T12/M3 and saw action on all fronts in World War 2. Based on a M4 Sherman Tank chassis, it mounted a high velocity 3' (75mm) gun. It featured an open topped turret and with a top speed of 32 mph, was designed for the Army's "shoot & scoot" anti-tank tactics, not for slugging it out toe to toe with enemy heavy armor * German World War 2 Newsreels King Tigers, Winter War, FW 190s & more Highlights include: JU-87 Stukas attack Warsaw, 3rd Panzer Army's Winter defense of Vitebsk, FW 190 dive bombers operate on the Eastern Front, Marder one man torpedo craft, 15th Panzer Grenadier (including Mark V Panther tanks) counter attacks the Americans at Luneville, Panzerkamphwagen VI "Tiger IIs" and much more. * Recognition of The Japanese Zero Fighter Lieutenant Jimmy Saunders (Ronald Reagan) learns how to tell a US P-40 from a Japanese A6M Zero fighter the hard way. (That's a very angry Craig Stevens aka "Peter Gunn" on the receiving end.) Contains plenty of interesting info about what US pilots were told about Japan's most produced and feared fighter and how to spot it. Includes rare footage of a captured Zero doing spectacular aerobatics. * Huey in a Helicopter War in Vietnam This film was produced by Bell Aircraft to show the essential part played of their "Huey" UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter in nine different of rolls, including recon & fire direction, transport & supply, a variety of assault gunships configurations and medical evacuations. The film uses dramatic combat footage to illustrate the theory, tactics and practice of Huey operations, including from the cockpit views of airborne assaults and the establish and development of LZ's in Vietnam. Attack! The Battle for New Britain Stage two of the isolation and reduction of the Japanese fortress of Rabaul was the seizure of key bases at the opposite (Western) end of the 370-mile long island of New Britain, cutting enemy supply lines and providing advance airfields for continuing attacks on the stronghold. You'll see all aspects of the invasion, including planning, training, air attacks, amphibious assaults, and the intense jungle fighting to secure objectives. And there's more of those exciting low level B-25 strikes! * John Huston's Report from the Aleutians Starting on June 3, 1942, 6 months after Pearl Harbor, a small Japanese force occupied US territory on the Alaskan islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian chain. It took US Forces a year to dislodge them under harsh arctic conditions. Rare early war color footage includes P-39 Airacobras, the first operational deployment of P-38E Lightning fighters, B-25 Mitchells, Navy PBYs and some of the first missions flown by B-24 Liberator bombers by US forces. * John Ford's "Under Cover" How to operate behind enemy lines This is the first film ever made on how to be a spy in enemy territory produced by a secret intelligence service to train their own agents. And it's not everyday I discover a virtually unknown feature film by an Oscar Winning director, let alone one that contains his only speaking role in a talking picture. Hollywood legend John Ford directed this training film during World War 2 on the art of espionage for the O.S.S (Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the C.I.A) and plays a cameo role as a secret intelligence officer. 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos. Your DVD purchases make all this possible! Videos: P-51s & B-29s Strike Japan, M10 Tank Destroyer, Zekes, Hueys, Spies & more
  6. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big December 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our December 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including a premiere! 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 December "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html * What to do when your Sherman tank gets stuck in the mud & other "Field Expedients." NEW! This film is an entertaining treasure trove of down & dirty inside info on how U.S. tanks and other tracked vehicles were kept rolling & overcame a multitude of obstacles in the field during World War 2. '"Field Expedients" were "Anything you can think of to keep your vehicle rolling." In other words, this film is a show case of good 'ol American know how solving problems in novel and innovative ways. * Back Door Gang P-38s. in Color Exclusive Documentary! Recently discovered color film of the 430th FS, 474th FG, 9th Air Force in action. 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 * Acrobatics for World War 2 Fighter Pilots. This Army Air Corps training film covers the basic acrobatic maneuvers every fighter pilot should master before heading into combat, including Immelmans, loops, snap, half & slow rolls, vertical reverses and more. This is a very detailed, hands on training film, showing the role of control surfaces, precise live action stick and rudder movements for each maneuver and common errors and how to avoid them. The agile Fairchild PT-19 trainer is a star performer * The Fighting Lady. This is my shot by shot color restoration of this classic film and you wont see anywhere else! Academy Award Winner "The Fighting Lady" follows the fictional career of an Essex Class aircraft carrier from the Marcus Islands campaign, through Tinian, Truk, the "Mariana's Turkey Shoot" and much more. *Submarine Warfare in the Pacific. This dramaticfilm was completed shortly after the end of the War and has rare footage on US submarine operations showing subs & their crews on real missions.. There is a cameo appearance by Japanese Fleet Admiral Nagano who discusses (in English) the effect of US sub operations on the ability of the Japanese to make war. That's because the "pig boats" inflicted military and transport losses on the enemy that were far beyond their own tiny numbers. The program is introduced by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Jr, the legendary commander of Pacific submarine forces (COMSUBPAC) and narrated by Gene Kelly. * River Patrol on the Mekong Delta. Restored ColorThe USS Harnett County (LST-821) served as a floating base in the China Sea for PCF swift boat and helicopter patrol operations in the Mekong River Delta during the Vietnam War. The labyrinthine Delta was a hot zone in the war against well organized Viet Cong insurgents, immortalized by the film "Apocalypse Now." Exciting action on swift boat river patrols & Huey helocipter gunship ground support missions. Highly recommended * Recognition of the Junker Ju 88. There's some very good Ju 88 footage here, including of one of the intact examples that landed in Britain. Originally designed for the Luftwaffe as a fast ("schnell") medium bomber in the 1930s, the 88 ended up performing more roles than any other aircraft in World War 2, including bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, heavy fighter and as a flying bomb late in the War. * The Bulge: The Battle at St.Vith. "This remarkable documentary combines eyewitness testimony from an all star cast of key participants on both sides of a critical engagement in the Battle of the Bulge with outstanding archival footage, detailed maps, and a return to revisit the actual terrain where each phase of battle was fought. 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos. Your DVD purchases make all this possible! Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Web Videos: Shermans stuck in the mud,P-38 Action,WW2 Carriers,Subs,Fighter acrobatics & more
  7. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big November 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans – You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our November 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including two premieres! 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 October "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html * R.A.F. Air Front 1944-45: Market Garden, Tallboys, Typhoons, Tempests, Night Raids & More NEW Glider landings in support of Operation Market Garden, night attacks on Brunswick (Braunschweig ) and other German cities with incendiary bombs that literally set them on fire, Hawker Typhoon & Tempest fighter/bombers attacking bridges, railroads & troop concentrations, Mosquitoes & Bristol Beaufighters & attacking shipping on the Norwegian coast, and Lancaster dropping massive 12,000 LB Tall Boy & 22,000 LB Grand Slam bombs on hardened targets like submariner pens and coastal defenseless and much more. * Laser Weapons For the Fleet-Restored Color NEW The Vietnam War posed a new challenge for American attack aircraft: how to deliver payloads with great precision against hotly defended targets like bridges in North Vietnam without exposing planes & crews to withering AAA fire during traditional low altitude dive bombing runs. The answer was a new generation of smart weapons systems employing laser beams, TV transmission or a combination of both. This report focus on the development, evolution and deployment of laser based systems by both Navy Air and Marine Corps. * Medium Bombardment & Attack with the B-25 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. * 362nd Fighter Group - On the Prowl Over Germany Exclusive Production! Select 362nd Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bombers were specially equipped with extra color movie cameras to capture thrilling ground and air attacks as they happened. These squadrons were tasked with striking targets inside Germany as the war against the Third Reich entered it's final act in Spring, 1945. The result is unique "from the cockpit" views putting you in the middle of attacks on tanks, airfields, trucks, rail yards, bridges, trains, fighters, and more. * First Flights of the Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing This film was produced by the US Air Force and Northrop to show the first test flights of the gigantic YB-49 Flying Wing at Northrop's Hawthorne, California facility, introducing it to the American public for the first time. The YB-49 was a redesign of the propeller driven B-35, upgraded with six GE Allison jet engines and various structural design improvements. The revolutionary design and almost other worldly, alien spacecraft-like lines of the jet powered Wing are highlighted in this very clean black and white footage. * Operating Light & Medium Tanks in World War 2, Not only does this film cover the basics of operating World War 2 era American tanks, it offers a rare look at two seldom seen early examples, the M-3 Medium "Lee," (British "Grant") and the M-3 Light "Stuart." A Lee was featured in the 1943 Hollywood classic motion picture "Sahara," starring Humphrey Bogart. The Stuart appeared in many episodes of DC Comic's "Jeb Stuart and the Haunted Tank," often in the unlikely role of taking on German Tigers. Both tanks were active on all fronts early in World War 2, including in Russian, where they were supplied to the Soviets, who found them distinctly inferior. * The Fighting 51st F-86 Sabre Jets in Korea This revealing documentary was produced by the US Air Force during the Korean War. You'll see members of all sections of the 'Fighting 51st" Fighter Group and their F-86 Sabres in action. The film covers a typical mission, from planning through touchdown. One of the highlights of the film is an address by Francis "Gabby" Gabreski, legendary 56th Fighter Group ace in World War 2 and CO of the 51st in Korea . * M-1 Rifle Caliber .30 Principles of Operation Although the M-1 has attained legendary status as the companion of the majority of US troops in World War 2, it's truly revolutionary role is still not fully appreciated. Designed by the brilliant John C. Garand, the M1 was the first semi-automatic rifle issued en masse to the army of any nation. This World War 2 Army Signal Corps film takes you inside and out of the operation of Garand's ingenious design. The M1's semiautomatic operation and eight shot clip gave U S forces a significant advantage in firepower and response time over the enemy. 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store http://www.zenosflightshop.com World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos Your purchases make all this possible! Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Videos; Typhoons, Tempests, USN Lasers, P-47s,B-25s, Flying Wing F-86s & more
  8. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big October 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our October 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including two premieres! 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 October "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html * The RAF Sinks the German Battleship Tirpitz. NEW! Restored "Operation Catechism," the final British attack on the German battleship Tirpitz, the Bismarck's surviving sister ship, took place on 12 November 1944. The ship used her main 38 cm guns against the bombers, which approached the battleship at 09:35, forcing them to temporarily disperse, but did not turn back the attack. 32 Lancaster bombers from Nos. 9 and 617 Squadrons dropped 29 12,000 lb Tallboys on the ship, *Destroyermen - Life aboard a Cold War U.S. Navy DD. Restored Color NEW! This is a rare up close and personal look at daily life aboard US Navy destroyers on duty with the 6th fleet in the Mediterranean in the early 1960s. Featured ships include USS Bordelon (DD-881), USS Strong (DD-758), and USS Gearing (DD-710). You'll see a wide range of activities including a submarine alert, gunfire drill including shots inside the 5. gun turret, engine room operations, refueling at sea, and liberty ashore in Athens, Greece. A memorable color snap snapshot of a bygone era. * A-20 Attack Bombers in Color plus 416th BG Scrapbook 1945. Exclusive Documentary! Restored. This is an original documentary. See rare color footage of 416th Bomb Group A-20 Havoc (aka Bostons) attack bombers taken before the Group transition to A-26s in the fall of 1944 -- plus many memorable still photos from Group photog, Sergeant Cachat. Includes over 200 pictures, including dramatic combat shots, detailed photo analysis of target strikes in France, Belgium, and Germany, and some of the most memorable crew photos we've ever seen. *P-38:Angel in Overalls. This film was developed to show US Lockheed P-38 production line workers the Lightning at war in a wide variety of combat roles. The dramatic framing for the piece involves a straggling B-24 that is saved from certain destruction by the arrival of "Angels in Overalls" -- P-38s. You'll see all aspects of Lightnings in action, including air-to-air gun camera, bombing, rocketing and photo recon. There's a cameo by Air Corps P-38 ace of aces Dick Bong too * Acrobatics for World War 2 Fighter Pilots featuring the Fairchild PT-19 This Army Air Corps training film covers the basic acrobatic maneuvers every fighter pilot should master before heading into combat, including Immelmans, loops, snap, half & slow rolls, vertical reverses and more. This is a very detailed, hands on training film, showing the role of control surfaces, precise live action stick and rudder movements for each maneuver and common errors and how to avoid them. The agile Fairchild PT-19 trainer is a star performer. * B-58 Hustler Low Level Bombing Capability. The supersonic B-58's ability to hug the ground at very high speed without the benefit of fly by wire computer control was amazing! I digitally restored this video. This is a simulated low level, long range attack launched from Carswell AFB in Texas against Edwards AFB in California. Much of the mission is flown at 700 mph and above at ground hugging altitude below 500 feet. The B-58 exhibited exceptional handling characteristics. Sensational from-the-cockpit views of the Hustler booming along over mountains and prairie * The Fleet that Came to Stay. In March, 1945, the US Army, Navy and Marines, with the support of the British Pacific Fleet, launched "Operation Iceberg" against the Japanese Island of Okinawa, in the Ryukus, a key stepping stone for the invasion of the Japanese home islands. US troops landed successfully, leading to one of the bloodiest land battles in World War II. In response over the next tree months, the Japanese launched a series of terrifying kamikaze suicide aircraft attacks from land bases only 350 miles away against the screening Allied naval *The Employment of Heavy Machine Guns in the Attack. In the popular mind, the heavy machine gun is usually thought of as a supremely effective defensive weapon. This unique film shows various infantry tactics that can be used to make it a potent part of offensive operations as well. The featured weapon in this US Army World War 2 training film is the Browning M-1917 water-cooled .30 caliber "heavy" machine gun, perhaps selected with the idea that if the big Browning could be lugged forward in an offensive maneuver, anything could be 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store World's largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos http://www.zenosflightshop.com Your purchases make all this possible! Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Videos: Tirpitz Sunk, Destroyermen, P-38s,Fighter Acrobatics, A-20s, B-58s & more
  9. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big September 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our March 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including a premiere! 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 September "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html * Army Air Force News 1941. NEW! Restored Just some of the many highlights; First public unveiling & testing of the P-38 Lockheed Lightning, test flights (including rare interior shots) of the gigantic Douglas B-19 experimental long range bomber that could fly 4,000 miles with 18,000 lbs of bombs, the largest bomber produced in the USA until 1946, see Curtiss Aircraft build a new factory to crank out more P-40 War Hawks, then watch a War Hawk be bore sited & see it break the world speed record in a screaming 660 mph dive; General George Patton learns how to fly 7 much more * Research Test Flight of Convair Model 7002 - XF92A Airplane. Restored Color. This little gem would be right at home in the movie "The Right Stuff," showing early delta wing jet flight testing at Muroc (Edwards) Air Force Base. Rare color film shows the 7002 being tested by Consolidated (later Convair) in 1948 at the Muroc Test Base in California, (later Edwards Air Force Base). Surely there is no more godforsaken spot on the face of the Lower 48! It's hard to imagine a more influential aircraft, as the delta wing was not only adopted in the Convair's F-102 and B-58, but also in a long series of other US, British, French, and Russian designs. Charts shown in the film do a good job of illustrating the many virtues of the 60 degree delta wing. * Northrop P-61 Black Widow Night Fighters in Color 1945. Exclusive Documentary! Restored. Very rare color P-61 night fighter footage shot at the end of World War II. This is an original documentary I put together from unedited, silent archival film. See the 422nd NFS operating out of Florennes, Belgium, where you'll get an up close look at P-61 "No Nothin II." Then you'll move on to the Pacific and the island of Saipan, where you'll see legendary 548th NFS P-61 "Bat Outta Hells." One the highlights of this program is P-61 gun camera film showing a night attack with bombs, rockets and 20mm cannon * U.S.A.A.F. -- The Air War in Europe 1943. This is a series of dramatic films showing the rapidly maturing Army Air Force moving into high gear in the Fall of 1943. You'll see the B-17 "Berlin Sleeper" on one of her record breaking 102 missions. B-25 Mitchells battle North African mud to move out to their new base in occupied Italy. "Thunderbolts Over Europe" shows P-47s taking on the Luftwaffe on a dramatic bomber escort mission. Thirty-three Martin B-26 Marauder bombers, protected by RAF Spitfires, hit ship yards, power plants and workshops near Le Trait, France & more * Learn & Live: Pilot Safety Training in World War 2. Pilot deaths during training were all too frequent in World War 2, a grim fact that was kept from the public, but was a matter of grave concern to the Army Air Corps. Shown only to pilots, this wonderful film, “Learn & Live,” is a unique combination of an entertaining, sometimes surreal story line, with practical nuts and bolts safety training. Saint Peter (Guy Kibby) gives “Joe Instructor” a temporary pass to ”Pilot Heaven,” because he's concerned that so many more young trainees are coming up stairs before their time, due to ignoring procedures or excessive bravado. * Operating the Browning Automatic Rifle - The BAR. The BAR is one of the legendary weapons of the Twentieth Century. First introduced at the end of World War I, it served in all theaters of World War II, was widely used in Korea and was not fully phased out of the US arsenal until the 1970s. Used as both an automatic rifle and light machine gun, it added extra punch down to the squad level, where every man was trained in its use just in case "the BAR man" was put out of action. * We Flew the Mig 15 with Chuck Yeager. In September, 1953, a North Korean defector handed over the first Russian Mig 15 to fall into US hands. This was a momentous occasion because the Mig had proven to be a worthy adversary for the North American F-86 Sabre in the skies over Korea. The Mig was immediately subjected to comprehensive testing. You'll see Chuck Yeagar and other top test pilots putting the Mig through it's paces and hear what they learned, along with a point by point performance comparison with the F-86. Nice footage of the Mig's armaments too. * Clark Gable's Combat America. Exclusive Restored Color"Combat America" was produced, written, directed, and narrated by Clark Gable while he was on assignment with the 8th Air Force, developing a gunnery training film. Though it packs plenty of very exciting color combat footage and doesn't flinch in showing high cost of the war in the air, in many ways, it's as much a warm home movie as a hard bitten, wartime "information" film. Gable flew bombing missions with the 351st until he was ordered to stop by "the Brass." 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos Your purchases make all this possible! http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Web Videos: USAF 1941-43,Delta Wings,P-61s,Pilot Heaven,Yeager's Mig,Gable's B-17s & more
  10. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big August 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our August 2016 selection of eight of our favorite films streaming over the Web in broadband! As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. - Now showing in August "At the Matinee" http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html Free admission! *Thunderbolt! Restored with exclusive additional scenes. "Thunderbolt!" chronicles the exploits of the P-47 Thunderbolt pilots of the "Fighting Cocks" of the 65th Fighter squadron, 57th Fighter Group. Based on the island of Corsica off the northwest coast of the Italian boot, the 57th FG flew from behind the enemy's flank. As part of "Operation Strangle," they continuously attacked highways, bridges, ammo dumps, railroads and just about anything that moved to choke off the flow of supplies to the Axis front line. This film not only features exciting one-of-a-kind P-47 combat footage, it also shows day-to-day life on a MTO forward air base, including vintage pilot slang. *World War 2 Fighter Combat Formations with Ronald Reagan An experienced Army Air Force fighter pilot, played by Ronald Reagan, is called back from the front to lead a fighter tactics class in Flight School. The film starts with the AAF way for forming. deploying and maneuvering fighter formations from two ship elements to 12 plane squadrons & how to take on enemy fighters. The focus turns to tactics for escorting friendly bombers and attacking enemy bomber formations, including close escort, top cover, using the sun to blind opponents, employing decoys in the attack - and more. * U.S. Navy Jet Fighter Tactics 1951 "Aerial Tactics: High Speed, High Altitude Flight Problems" was produced by the Navy Department during the Korean War. This unique film is compelling for two reasons. First, it features truly outstanding color footage of McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee & Grumman F9F Panther fighters operating singly and in squadron formation, dancing agilely among towering cumulus clouds and flying off carriers. Second, it opens a fascinating window on US Navy carrier launched fighter operations and tactics at the time of the Korean War in the "guns only" era before air-to-air missiles *Ditch & Live at Sea in a Boeing B-17 Ditching in water was a fact of life for stricken aircraft in World War 2, from the frozen white tops of the North Sea to the Shark infested waters of the South Pacific. Lt. Reynolds, played by veteran actor Arthur Kennedy (Lawrence of Arabia), is copilot on a B-17 that ditches at sea. He's survives by pure luck, but the rest of the crew is lost due to a lack of preparation. When he gets his own ship, Reynolds vows his crew is thoroughly trained in B-17 ditching. He gives them the straight dope, step by step. * Flexible Aerial Gunnery; Making a World War 2 Aviation Gunner This Army Air Force training film is the best look inside a World War 2 aerial gunnery school we have seen. Developed to be shown to trainees at the beginning of their course, its a thorough step by step preview of what to expect. Some of the many things you'll see: the role of the instructor, .30 &.50 caliber machine guns, dealing with jams, compensating for bullet drop, estimating range and leading targets, bore sighting and harmonization & a lot more. *World War 2 Machine Gun Shootout: U.S. vrs German. "Automatic Weapons: American vrs. German" uses a pair of memorable "shoot outs" to compare the relative strengths of the US weapons with their captured German counterparts. A Thompson and an M-3 "Grease Gun" face off against the German MP-40, and then the light and heavy versions of the American Browning .30 caliber face off against the German MG-34 and MG-42. The results are fascinating, although perhaps a tad miss-leading * World War 2 U.S. Naval Aviation Cadet I did a shot by shot color restoration of this video. Narrated by Joseph Cotton (Citizen Kane, The Third Man). This color film follows the career of a Navy cadet from enlistment soon after Pearl Harbor through Primary and Advanced Flight Training and on into combat. Especially memorable are the many scenes shot at Pensacola Naval Air Station flight school. You'll see all aspects of cadet training, including flight, gunnery, navigation and bombing, along with a generous serving of cadet social life. * Blitzkrieg: The German Invasion of Poland During World War 2 German combat footage on the invasion of Poland was assembled by the US Army Signal Corps with English narration to show revolutionary Blitzkrieg tactics to the US Army. Excellent footage seen nowhere else. Some highlights: Extensive footage of German armored columns fighting and advancing across Poland, including numerous early war tanks and armored vehicles. Engineers bridge the Vistula. Junkers He 111, Dornier Do 17, and Junker's Ju 87 bomber and Messerschmidt Bf 109 fighter operations. We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy pilot training 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Videos:Thunderbolts,USAF & Navy Fighter Tactics,WW2 MGs,B-17 Ditching,Blitzkrieg
  11. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big July 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our July 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including two premieres! This July marks our 19th Anniversary on the Internet. As always, all of the films showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook! Now showing in July "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html *R.A.F. Airfront 1944 - Precision Mosquito Attacks,Typhoons, Beaufighters & more - Restored -NEW! These bulletins cover R.A.F. Operations from the run up to D-day in the Summer of 1944 through December. Highlights include low level precision attacks by De Havilland Mosquitoes on chateau housing U-Boat Crews and SS troops, Lancasters dropping 12,000 lb bombs on the U-Boat pens at Brest & bombing heavy coastal batteries off St. Malo, Hawker Typhoon fighter/bombers attacking bridges, railroads & troop concentrations, Bristol Beaufighters attacking coastal shipping and much more. (Get more RAF Airfront" on our new World War 2 Allied Aviation News Volume 3;British & Commonwealth Air Forces 1942-1945 DVD) *X-15 Rocket Plane Test Report 1961 -Restored Color NEW The X-15 program really takes off in a record breaking year with Joe Walker, Scott Crossfield, Niel Armstrong and other legendary test pilots at the controls, soaring past Mach 3. Two planes were used for flight and engine testing -- there's an amazing scene of a walk away explosion. Remarkable color footage of the series of test flights and a couple of wonderful post mission debriefings by Scott Crossfield. (Get this video & more on our X Planes & Test Pilots DVD.) School for Danger S.O.E. & the French Resistance Fight the German Occupation - 1944 This is one the most exciting World War 2 espionage films you'll see. What's unique is that the characters play themselves performing the roles they executed during World War 2 -- from British secret agents to French Resistance fighters to special mission RAF pilots and operational commanders. This remarkable film on British S.O.E.(Special Operations Executive) wartime espionage operations in occupied France was shot on location after the Liberation. The film is a composite re-creation of actual operations combined into one story line. (Get this video & more on our World War 2 Resistance Fighters DVD) * Air Attacks Against Italy shows exciting from the cockpit views of USAAF A-36 dive bomber bombing & strafing attacks near Rome in 1944. This is a short film, but it's nonstop action! Some of the best footage of US dive bombing attacks you will find anywhere. The A-36 Apache (aka "The Invader") was the Allison engined ground attack version of the P-51 Mustang, equipped with dive brakes and 20mm cannon.(Get this video & more on our P-51 Mustangs Go to War DVD) http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/Images/A-26160.jpg/IMG] * 416th Bomb Group A-26s Attack Exclusive Documentary Legendary SFP 186 Army Air Force combat cameramen rode along with 416th Bomb Group A-26 Invaders during March and April, 1945 with color film loaded in their cameras. The results are some of the most beautiful and dramatic footage to come out of the World War II. (Get this video & four more plus A-20 & A-26 Pilot's Manual on our Douglas A-20 Havoc & A-26 Invader DVD) *Flight Deck Crews: Landing & Re-Spotting World War 2 Aircraft Carrier Planes. During the battle of Midway, when American dive bombers caught the Japanese carriers Akagi and Kaga with decks full of refueling and re-arming planes, the resulting catastrophe for the IJN was a turning point in World War II. This unique film offer a rare look (in color) at how US Navy carrier flight deck crews were trained to quickly land, park, fuel & re-arm incoming planes and relaunch aircraft. (Get this video & more and on our Fighting Lady/Carrier Ops DVD) * Luftwaffe Finis: The End of the German Air Force 1945 Exclusive Documentary I produced this documentary from unedited, silent footage. Recently discovered color film of top Luftwaffe leaders and pilots taken as they fell into Allied hands at the end of World War II. You'll see startlingly realistic color footage of Herman Goering, Albert Kesselring, Adolf Galland, Hans Ulrich Rudel and many more.(Get this video & more plus pilot's manuals for the P-51 Mustang on our P-51 Mustangs Go to War DVD) * Convair B-58 "Hustler" MITO Tests During the depths of the Cold War, SAC bombers had only 15 to 20-minutes to get airborne between the launch of enemy missiles and their arrival at US targets. That meant that the ability get US air forces on their way quickly and efficiently was absolutely essential for survivability, striking power and deterrence. A critical element in this quick response was "MITO" - "Minimum Interval Take-Off. (Get this video & more on our B-58 Hustler - Volume 2 DVD) We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy pilot training 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ Your purchases at Zeno's Flight Shop make Zeno's Drive-In web site possible, and all the videos you watch there. Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Videos: Precision Mosquitoes,X-15,A-36s,A-26s,Galland,B-58,Espionage&More
  12. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big June 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com to view our June 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including three premieres! 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 June "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html * R.A.F. Bostons, Mosquitoes, Typhoons & G.C. Pickard's Last Mission1944. NEW! "The Gen" was a film news series produced the Royal Air Force & shown to service personnel, selected scenes from which are shown here. Highlights include R.A.F. Douglas Boston Attack Bombers make a very low level attack on an armaments factory in France; "The Independent Air Force" & their de Havilland Mosquitoes; Group Captain Percy Charles "Pick" Pickard's last mission, a low level precision Mosquito strike to free French Resistance fighters from a German prison in Amiens, France, and R.A.F. Hawker Typhoon fighter/bombers use rockets and canon to support the Allied breakout from Normandy after the D-Day landings. *Army Air forces Alerts: Merlin P-40-Fs, .50 Caliber Jams & Turbo Superchargers 1943. NEW. Army Air Forces Alerts? were produced by the Air Force testing & development center at Wright Field during World War 2 to inform service personnel of the latest technological advances in aviation, communications, weapons and ordnance, and to give "heads ups?" on potential problems and how to deal with them. Segments featured here introduced adding Rolls Royce designed Merlin engines (built under license by Packard) to the Curtiss P-40F, how to deal with bullet jamming in .50 caliber machine guns used in bombers, and the theory and practice of using turbo superchargers in aircraft engines, in this case, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter. * U.S. Navy Gunfire Strikes on North Vietnam. NEW This classified US Navy report made during the Vietnam War, Surface Strikes tells the fascinating, and now largely forgotten story of 7th Fleet hit run gunfire surface attacks conducted by destroyers and cruisers, close to the shores of North Vietnam in support of Operations Linebacker 1 & 2 starting in April 1972 through January 1973. The overall objective was to disrupt enemy lines of communication in support of ongoing air strikes. There is a frank discussion of the overall effectiveness of these attacks. * DZ Normandy.The D-Day Airborne Invasion, June 6th, 1944. "DZ Normandy: The Employment of Troop Carrier Forces" was produced during World War 2 to show the strategic and tactical planning that went into the airborne component of the June 6th, 1944 D-Day invasion as well as document the actual proceedings. It was originally only shown to airborne troops as part of their training and was declassified after the end of the War. Of special interest is the detailed depiction of the development of glider troop transport and doctrine. Great footage of 82nd & 101st Division paratroopers too. If you think you've seen all the surviving footage about Normandy operations, this film will be an eye opener. * B-25s: Winged Artillery. Nine 75mm cannon 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 the islands. 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. * B-52 Vietnam. The focus of this dramatic film is an "Arc Light" bombing mission flown by Pilot Captain George Dietrich and the crew of B-52 D "075," 4258th Strategic Wing out of U Tapao, Thailand in support of the besieged marine base at Khe Sahn in 1968. You'll see every aspect of the mission from Wing briefing, pre-fight check & takeoff, through the bomb run and final touch down. But this is much more than a typical Air Force information film -- it's more like a home movie. You'll see Capt. Dietrich and his crew relaxing in a grass hut, sipping PBRs at the end of the runway, shooting the bull & watching the big Buffs takeoff. * Target for Tonight follows Group Captain Percy Charles "Pick" Pickard and 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. * B-24 Liberators Over Europe; 1942-1945 is a remarkable film produced by the Eighth Air Force from combat camera footage showing B-24s in action over Europe. From Ploesti to Berlin, you'll discover memorable Liberator scenes not found anywhere else, including pulse pounding air attacks. You'll see B-24 crews up close too, along with their ships. We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy pilot training 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store http://www.zenosflightshop.com World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos Your DVD purchases make possible Zeno's Drive-In web site and all the videos you watch on it. Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Web Videos:Airborne D-Day, Normandy Typhoons,Mosquitoes,P-40F,75mm B-25s,B-24s,B-52s
  13. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big May 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our May 2016 selection of nine exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including four premieres! 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 March "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html * R.A.F. Airfront. 1944. NEW! Restored "Airfront" was the operational mission film series that supplemented the “The Gen" R.A.F News Magazine" shown to R.A.F. service personnel. While "The Gen" had a breezy, "Life Magazine" style showing R.A.F. operations around the World, "Airfront" focused on individual missions and units, offering dramatic continuous action, from strategic bombing to on-the-deck ground attacks. This clip contains episodes from missions over Northern Europe from pre-invasion Spring 1944 into August 1944. All types of Aircraft were featured, including Lancasters, Typhoons, Bostons, Mitchells, Mosquitoes & more. * Destroyers: Greyhounds of the Sea. Narrated by the legendary actor & ex Marine Corps DI, Jack Webb, this fascinating documentary covers the history of “Tin Cans” from the US Navy's first “Torpedo Boat Destroyer,” the U.S.S Bainbridge (DD-1) in 1903, through World War 1 & World War 2, to modern guided missile and ASW Destroyers operating in Hunter/Killer groups in concert with Aircraft Carriers. * The Capture of U 505. This film takes a memorable look at World War II advanced anti-submarine operations. In June, 1944, Task Force "Guadalcanal," commanded by Captain Daniel V. Gallery, composed of the escort aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60), and five destroyer escorts under the Commander Frederick S. Hall were on station off the Cape Verde Islands, where code intercepts placed German U-Boats. From the outset of the mission * Air Photographic Intelligence for Bombardment Aviation. Top secret & never shown to the public, this picture is an amazing time capsule from World War 2. Starring screen legend Alan Ladd (Shane, This Gun for Hire) it's like a real life detective story, seen only by Air Intelligence trainees. Smitty an American Captain in photo analysis stationed in a misty Scottish castle, becomes obsessed with a photo recon picture taken over Hamburg, Germany, that has anomalies he just can't explain. The story of how he solves this riddle using persistence, insight and World War 2 High Tech (including Stereo Vision€ is a fascinating tale * Photo Mapping Recon Mission to Myitkyna, Burma. (1944-Restored) NEW This 'behind the scenes' photo reconnaissance mission was filmed by the 10th Army Air Force Combat Camera unit in April, 1944. It's one of those gems that shows an essential operation that was rarely seen by the general public, and takes place in the C.B.I theater of operations, which IMO has received little of the attention it deserves in the intervening years. The target is the town of Myitkyna in North East Burma, a vital rail, air field, supply & operations center for Japanese forces in the area and a prime objective for General “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell's next offensive. * Merrill's Marauders & the 88th Fighter Squadron in Burma. (Restored) This dramatic film contains all known footage of Merrill's Marauder's 5307th Composite Unit (provisional) secret deep penetration mission behind Japanese lines through the Burmese jungle to capture the airfield at Myitkyina in 1944. The last third of the film is an up close look at 88th Fighter Squadron P-40 dive bombers flying out of the captured Myitkyina airfield, supplying very close air support for the Marauder's assault on the town itself. Highlights include distinctive skull marked P-40Fs, with pilots & support crews, unique from the cockpit views of P-40 dive bombing runs and 88th FS armorers custom fitting 250 pound Navy HE depth charges with fins & detonators for use against jungle fortifications * Why We're Here Fighting in Burma & India. 1945 This film report was delivered by General Daniel Sultan, who succeeded General Stilwell as Allied commander of Burma/India operations. When surveyed, 50% of US forces had responded that they didn't know why they were in seemingly obscure South East Asia, "fighting to save the Chinese and the British Empire," instead of in Europe or the highly publicized island campaigns in the South Pacific. In response, the General shows the vital strategic importance of keeping China in the war and the essential role (and sacrifices) of British and Chinese forces, all done through engaging film clips and maps. http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/Images/365FG-150.jpg[/IMG] * 365th Fighter Group Hell Hawks. (Exclusive Production Restored Color) I put this to documentary together from silent unedited archival film. Really exciting P-47 Thunderbolt action from the skies over Germany, Spring, 1945..Col. Ray J Stecker leads the men of the 386th, 387th, and 388th Fighter Squadrons into action. Watch extensive color footage of the 365th Thunderbolts in their forward bases in France and Belgium and exciting air-to- air and air-to-ground attacks, including rare gun camera film of the shoot down of a Messerschmidt Me 262 jet fighter! * Wright Field: Test Center for the Army Air Force. 1943 NEW Wright Field was the hub of US Army Air Force testing & development of new weapons & aircraft during World War 2. Virtually all aircraft produced by the Allies were flown in for evaluation, including (as you'll see) Spits, Hurricanes, P-38s, P-39s, P-40s, A-20s, B-17s, the Mammoth B-19, B-24s & B-25s.& more. Virtually every system in aircrafts were tested, including brakes, hydraulics,landing gear machine guns, & gun sights. 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Web Videos: RAF Attacks,Tin Cans,Air Photo Intel,Burma Action, P-47s
  14. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Action Packed April 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 film & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno’s Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our April 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including four premieres! 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 “At the Matinee” in April http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html Free admission! Target for Today NEW! Digitally Restored Release Target for Today is the classic World War II feature length documentary detailing a "maximum effort" daylight bombing mission deep into Germany. There are no actors in "Target For Today." This film was shot on location under combat conditions and features the officers and men of the 8th Air Force going about their deadly business. All aspects of an actual major raid in 1943, from early planning through final touch down and crew debriefings, are covered in this very thorough account. Anklam. Danzig and the FW-190 plant at Marienburg are the targets hit. Private Snafu: Spies! New Restored Color. If bumbling Private SNAFU sounds like Bugs Bunny in this entertaining short, it's because it's the legendary voice of Mel Blanc, who did Bugs and many other cartoon characters. The inept Private SNAFU appeared in a series of cartoons showing G.I.s what NOT to do in a variety of situations – in this case, keeping military secrets. There's a lot of good advice packed in a fun filled few minutes that must have held the audiences' attention. Man and the FBM: The US Navy's First Polaris Missile Submarines NEW Restored Color. This fascinating film shows the story in graphic detail of the development, construction, testing and deployment of both the revolutionary new subs and their missiles. New technologies like nuclear propulsion, rockets, subsurface firing, inertial guidance systems, advanced fire control and communications & computer systems had to be taught to a new generation of submariners in a remarkably short time ( 8th Air Force Fighter Pilots & their P-51s in Action EXCLUSIVE The primary source for this original documentary is a silent 8th Air Force information film showing 8th AF P-51 gun camera film shot in the snow covered Winter of 1944-1945, with brief unit IDs for each pilot. We've restored the video, added sound effects from real P-51s and included photos of most of the featured pilots with additional info and pictures of their Mustangs. You'll see film from legendary aces like "Kit" Carson & his P-51 "Nooky Booky IV" & more Mission to Rabaul This action packed film covers a key battle of the oft overlooked 1943 New Guinea campaign in the South Pacific. General Douglas MacArthur and his staff put together a brilliant combined arms strategy that utilized Air Power as a key element to leap frog over rugged jungle terrain and isolate and destroy Japanese strongholds. While tough Australian jungle fighters spearheaded the frontal ground assault, American paratroopers accompanied by Aussie light artillery volunteers, dropped on, seized & secured a Japanese air base behind enemy lines so that an Australian division could be ferried in on C-47s and attack the enemy from the rear. There's a good reason this is one of out popular films - it's a great documentary! The United States Air Force in Vietnam - Restored Color This wide ranging USAF video covers the rapid expansion of the US Air Force's roll in the Vietnam War in the mid 1960s. Bases are set up at Cam Ran Bay, Phan Rang, Bien Hoa and other sites. A wide range of aircraft are shown in action including F-100 Super Sabres, F4 Phantoms, F-104 Star Fighters, F-102 Delta Daggers, F-105 Thunder Chiefs, A-1 Skyraiders, B-52 and B-57 bombers and more. There's exciting combat footage throughout the film showing air strikes over both South and North Vietnam. Meet the aircraft and the men who flew and maintained them. Korea: Operation Inchon New Digitally Restored The fascinating story of General Douglas MacArthur's amphibious landing at the port of Inchon behind North Korean lines. This brilliant move led to the liberation of the South Korean capital, Seoul, and a dramatic reversal in the course of the war. Previously victorious North Korean forces were out flanked and forced into a pell-mell retreat back north of the 38th Parallel, almost to the Siberian border. P-38 Reconnaissance Pilot starring William Holden Photo recon pilots (Photo Joes) had one of the riskiest, highest impact jobs in the war. Flying camera equipped, unarmed, and often unescorted aircraft -- in this case the Lockheed F-5, a "stripped down" P-38 -- pilots flew deep into enemy territory. "Reconnaissance Pilot" follows Packy Cummings. from basic training to the skies over New Guinea. Starring William Holden ("Bridge on the River Kwai") as Lt. "Packy" Cummings, 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store World's Largest selection of WW2 aircraft & vintage jet videos http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Videos:NEW Target for Today,Polaris Subs,8th Air Force P-51s,USAF Vietnam,Rabaul,F5s&more
  15. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big February 2016 Newsletter Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our February 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including three premieres! 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" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission! http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html/ World War 2 U.S. Navy Aviation Metal Smiths NEW! Making aircraft parts from scratch. Spare parts for Naval aircraft weren't always readily available at sea or in the field. Your see Navy metal smiths produce a replacement engine cowling from scratch in the field, including producing a mold and casting, for a PBY Catalina and repairing a PB4Y (the Navy's B-24) with a new nose turret and more. 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. We're talking nothing more than hammers, wrenches and bicycle pumps! Battle Ship NEW! Iowa Class Battle Wagons return to action This film was produced as part of the ceremony commemorating the recommissioning of the Battle Ship Missouri in 1986. You'll see a history of the Iowa class Battleships (USS Iowa BB-61, USS New Jersey BB-62, USS Missouri BB-63 and USS Wisconsin BB-64), from launching during World War 2 through Korea & Vietnam to extensive refitting with modern electronics & Tomahawk cruise missiles before the 1st Gulf War The 362nd Fighter Group On the prowl over Germany Exclusive! Select 362nd Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bombers were specially equipped with extra color movie cameras to capture thrilling ground and air attacks as they happened. These squadrons were tasked with striking targets inside Germany as the war against the Third Reich entered it's final act in Spring, 1945. The result is unique "from the cockpit" views putting you in the middle of attacks on tanks, airfields, trucks, rail yards, bridges, trains, fighters, and more. Ditch at Sea and Live in a Boeing B-17 Ditching in water was a fact of life for stricken aircraft in World War 2, from the frozen white tops of the North Sea to the Shark infested waters of the South Pacific. Lt. Reynolds, played by veteran actor Arthur Kennedy (Lawrence of Arabia), is copilot on a B-17 that ditches at sea. He's survives by pure luck, but the rest of the crew is lost due to a lack of preparation. When he gets his own ship, Reynolds vows his crew is thoroughly trained in B-17 ditching. He gives them the straight dope, step by step. Sucker Bait NEW! German Spies in the USA! “Loose lips sink ships,” was a warning seen everywhere during World War 2 in America. In this highly dramatic training film, starring Richard Carlson with Donna Reed, Barry Nelson and Esther Williams, unfortunately that becomes all too true. A riveting 1940s "Film Noir" style drama. Avoiding & Controlling Spins and Stalls in World War 2 Aircraft Many deaths n World War 2 aircraft were actually caused by pilot error, rather than enemy fire. The problem was so serious that the US Navy produced this film to directly address the problem Learn why aircraft spins and stalls happen and how to deal with them in this thorough Wold War 2 US Navy training film. Features examples using an F6F Hellcat, F4U Corsair, PBY Catalina & more! Bird Dog FAC for F-100s Supports US Army in Vietnam 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 and operating in conjunction with three F-100 fighter bombers out of Phan Rang and local Army Artillery. Their mission is in support 3rd Brigade operations against VC bases near Lai Khe, 50 miles from Saigon. Specifically, to prep an LZ so chopper borne troops could land and conduct offensive operations. 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! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos http://www.zenosflightshop.com/ Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds Web Videos: Assembling & Flying P-47s, Iowa Class BBs, Spins,Ditching a B-17 & more