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A/V Material

The Eighth Air Force Archive holds a number of audiotapes of servicemember's oral recollections and histories. For example, we have recordings of Al Brown, a pilot from the 8th Airforce who was part of the first bomb crew to finish with the original members from mission one of their tour of duty. Not only was Brown the first to fufill the twenty-five mission requirement with his original crew, none of his team were ever injured in combat.

The Eighth Air Force Archive collection of video documentaries also includes actual gun camera footage of the 355th Fighter Group in the VIIIth Fighter Command, demonstrating operations in the strategic bombing campaign. Below are stills from videos in the collection.

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VIIIth Fighter Command, Combat Film US NO. 756, 758,759.
13/11/43

Maj. Chick, 354 SQDN, 355 FG
Attacking F.W. 190

LT Vincent, 354th SQDN, 355th FG
Attacking F.W. 190

Lt. Burroughs, 357th SQDN, 355th FG
Attacking M.E. 109

Capt. Ekstrom, 358th SQDN, 355th FG
Attacking Barges
                                                                                                                                                                               

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VIIIth Fighter Command, Combat Film US NO. 1236, 1259
8 March 1944

Maj. Dix, 358th SQDN, 355th FG
Attacking F.W. 190

Lt. H. W. Brown, 359th SDQN, 355th FG
Attacking 3 Ju. 88's ME 110

                                                                                                                                                                              

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VIIIth Fighter Group, Combat Film Nos. 1582, 1831

March 18th, 1944
Lt. Mendenharl, 354th SQDN, 355th FG
Attacking ME 109

March 28th, 1944
Capt. C. G. Johnston, 354th SQDN, 355th FG
Attacking ME 109

Lt. Schoenfelt, 357th SQDN, 355th FG
Attacking 3 Ju 88's and Ground Installations

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