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9th AAF Engineers, 06/1944
922nd EAR
10 minutes
Silent
B&W
David Little
  • Presenting Soldier’s Medal to Sgt McGinley
  • Camouflaging engineering equipment
  • On the road to embarkation
  • Loading the LST
  • Landing in Normandy
  • Flight engineers on advanced landing field
  • Recovering an unexploded bomb
  • Captured German camp
  • Men in bivouac
US Army Negro Chorus I’ve Been Working On An Airfield
923rd EAR
7 minutes
Sound
B&W
  • Men of 923rd EAR and battalions in England
  • Anti-aircraft halftrack
  • Equipment maintanence
  • Airfield contstruction (PSP)
  • Men of 923rd EAR at chow
  • P-51’s "Cissy Three" and "Elsie Mae" (tail number 410892) landing on airfield
  • US Army Negro Chorus in concert

818th Aviation Engineers
Rebuild German Airfield,
Villacoublay, France
19 minutes
Silent
B&W
Paul Tremblay
  • Men of 818th EAB filling bomb craters
  • Maj Lawrence R Denney, Battalion Engineering Office
  • Runway grading
  • Sentry duty
  • Rock crushing operations
  • Damaged German hangers and aircraft
Construction of Airdrome,
818th Engineer Battalion,
New Cologne, Germany
7 1/2 minutes
Silent
B&W
Paul Tremblay
  • Men of C Company, 818th EAB laying SMT and Hessian mat
  • Ditching equipment
  • German Junkers JU-88 wreckage (tail number 622959)
  • Men of C Company, 818th EAB warming by a fire
  • Dump trucks, bulldozers and other equipment
  • P-47 (tail number WW 27951) landing on new strip. Pilot being met by officers of the 818th EAB
  • Civilian labor force
Aviation Engineers
852nd EAB Prepares for France
7 1/4 minutes
Silent
B&W
Gary Semmel
  • Camp of A Company, 852nd EAB
  • “Hangman’s Alley”
  • Men of the 852nd EAB preparing misc construction and military equipment
  • Officers and men practicing with mobile anti-aircraft weapons
TRANSPORTABLE RUNWAY (STEEL PLANK TYPE), 1944 ? 6 1/2 minutes
Sound
B&W
John Kubik
  • Men of the 21st Engineer Regiment (Avn) demonstrating the use of Perforated Steel Planking (PSP)
  • 1941 Carolina Manuevers
  • PSP also known as Marston Mat because it was first tested in Marston, NC
French deportees returning France Returns, Le Bourget Airport, Paris France 11 minutes
Silent
B&W
David Little
  • Wounded transportees being unloaded from C-47 (tail number 2100558)
  • American air crew assistaning civilians off C-47
  • American ground crews
  • POW marching through French honor guard
  • C-47 “Channel Ferry”
  • American officer assisting French citizens
  • Hangers at Le Bourget Airfield
  • Children and families waiting on airfield


Pending Videos

ARCNAILTitleTopicSoundFormatReelsCommentsStatusSponsor
553018-CS-4532PARIS EXHIBITIONEngineersNoFilm4Reels 3 & 4.
IX Engineer Command Exhibit
convertingGil Moser and David Little


Other Videos To Be Researched and Converted

What follows is a list of films I have found by searching the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) at the National Archives. Some I have had a chance to preview in person, others are here based solely on keywords. On my next trip to the Archives I plan to review the others and make a dertermination on their interest to the group. If you find any materials in ARC that you think would be of interest, and I'd be more than happy to help you through the process of getting the items converted/copies.etc.

In the list below, you can click a film's title and get a copy of the ARC information on the item. If it is of interest to you and you'd like to offer to sponsor the conversion, the just click the Sponsor this film link and send me a note. I'll get back to you about the process and costs.

ARCNAILTitleTopicSoundFormatReelsCommentsStatusSponsor
65841342-USAF-19152THE BATTLE FOR THE BEACHES airfield construction. may be Pacific.NoVideo1Reel 2unreviewed
65988342-USAF-19674NORMANDY, THE AIRBORNE INVASION OF FORTRESS EUROPE Airborne Aviation EngineersYesVideo1short clip about AbnAEB 
24483
111-FB-75AIRBORNE ENGINEER AVIATION EQUIPMENT, 1942 Airborne Aviation EngineersYesVideo1  
2825
18-C-56AIRBORNE AVIATION ENGINEER DEMONSTRATIONAirborne Aviation EngineersYesFilm1Good description of mission and historyresubmit
24503111-FB-102ENGINEER DOZERS, 1944 EquipmentYesVideo1North Africaunreviewed
24502111-FB-101THE ENGINEER TOURNAPULL, 1944 EquipmentYesVideo1 unreviewed
65414342-USAF-16961SERVICE TEST, TRANSPORTABLE RUNWAY, STEEL PLANK TYPE PSPYesFilm1 unreviewed
385418-CS-1277GEN EISENHOWER ETO INSPECTS FIGHTER & BOMBER BASES OF 9TH AAF, 02/1944 NoVideo1 unreviewed
23492111-ADC-9727CHURCHILL AND EISENHOWER INSPECTING 9TH AIR FORCE STATION, 03/1944 NoVideo1 unreviewed
373018-CS-1097EASTER SOMEWHERE IN ENGLANDS [I.E., ENGLAND] WITH 9TH AIR FORCE NoFilm1 unreviewed
412918-CS-17509TH AAF TROOP CARRIER COMMAND C-47 FLY AMMUNITION TO FRANCE, 06/24/1944 - 06/25/1944 NoFilm1 unreviewed
39127208-UN-1008ROYALTY CHRISTENS U.S. BOMBER [ETC.], 1944 YesFilm1 unreviewed
65431342-USAF-17025AAF REPORT air forcesYesVideo1 unreviewed
66351342-USAF-21148GEARED TO GUARD, 1953 876thNoFilm21Post-war. No sound. 
348118-CS-754AVIATION ENGINEERS CONSTRUCTING AIRFIELD TO ACCOMMODATE HEAVY BOMBERSEngineersNoFilm2May be Italyresubmit
65899342-USAF-19392STOCK FOOTAGE OF GROUND COMBAT IN WORLD WAR II, 1942 - 1943 constructionNoFilm46Reel 41, construction in N Africaunreviewed
296118-CS-66CONSTRUCTION OF HEAVY DUTY RUNWAY IN NORTH AFRICA constructionNoVideo3 unreviewed
286418-C-402PANTELLERIA, 1945 PantelleriaYesVideo1  
25058111-HRC-1CAMPAIGN IN SICILY, 1948 PantelleriaYesFilm3Good documentary on invasion of Italyresubmit
38963208-UN-56THE FALL OF PANTELLERIA [ETC.], 1943 PantelleriaYesFilm1 resubmit
455518-CS-2562A-20 HAVOCS RENAMED "LA FRANCE LIBRE," LE BOURGET, FRANCE Le BourgetNoFilm1Shot of Terminal Building 
368618-CS-1036GUSAP, 01/11/1944building, New GuineaNoVideo4 unreviewed
66815342-USAF-23772THE ARMY AIR CORPS AND CIVILIAN AVIATION IN 1935 NEWSREELS, 1935 West PointYesVideo1Flight training 
35806111-M-790THE U.S. ARMY CARRIES ON, 1937 - 1940 West PointYesVideo1Graduation 
24728111-H-1223ARMY SCENES 1914 AND PRIOR TO 1914, 1936 West PointNoVideo1only 20 seconds. Low value 
66814342-USAF-23771ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS IN THE NEWSREELS OF 1937, 1937 West PointYesFilm3Only Reel 2 has desired film. Short. No faces. 
35527111-M-179ARMY ACTIVITIES, 1935 West PointNoVideo1  
66844342-USAF-23933ARMY AIR CORPS CLIPS IN 1936 NEWSREELS, 1936 West PointYesFilm3Only Reel 2 has desired film. Short. No faces.resubmit

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