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WWII P-47 Gun Film

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P-47 Gun footage of the 510th Fighter Squadron during WWII. There are numerous targets to include trains, tanks, and automobiles.

Describes flight characteristics of the P-47 Thunderbolt, including service ceiling, speed, power, fuel consumption, turbo supercharger system, use of turbo and throttled landing gear and flaps, armament, and switch and control panel. Shows use of the P-47 cockpit trainer.

Buzzard Tribute

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A compilation of 510TFS from Bien Hoa Air Base, Republic of Vietnam during 1969.

Flak Training for Pilots in WWII

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World War Two training film for B-17 formation-flying bomber pilots about the anti-aircraft fire they will face, and what to do about it.

P-47 Tribute to the 362nd Group

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WWII P-47 video based on the Allied campaign in France.
Presented to honor the 377th Squadron Combat Pilots, 372nd Group Army Air Corps, who were based in Etaine, France.

P-47 Thunderbolt Assembly

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Uncrating and Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt Aircraft. 
Presented by the Army Air Force School of applied Tactics.
Made in cooperation with Republic Aviation Corporation 1943.

The 510th Was There

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Here is a Video Montage of WWII Photos and content arranged to music by CMSgt Michael Barrowman.  The video shows the start-up of the 510th through WWII.

The Mighty Eigth

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At one time in the days before Pearl Harbor, it had been hoped that it would be possible for the RAF to test the Thunderbolt in combat in the Middle East. However, production difficulties caused the British Air Ministry to be informed in September 1941 that it was not a good idea to do this until all the bugs had been wrung out of the design.

Demonstrates the Thunderbolt in dives, loops, slow rolls, Immelman turns, spins, and recoveries, and half rolls. Stresses precautions and proper speeds for various altitudes. Also explains functions of turbo supercharger and water injection systems in high altitude flight.

Interview with Charlie Mohrle

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During the 2007 510th Fighter Squadron Association reunion at Hampton Virginia, the 510th hired a camera crew to capture the memories of various members.  Here is a compilation of WWII P-47 Fighter Ace Charlie Mohrle, who recounts numerous stories about the P-47 and his time in the European Theater during WWII.