Trainees & Bomber Teams

Target for Tonight (1941)

This 48 min film is a description of a Bomber Command raid on Germany, showing the general preparations beforehand, the raid itself from the viewpoint of "F For Freddie" and the mounting anxiety at the station when the plane, a Wellington, fails to return on time.

Douglas Boston Bomber

The Douglas Boston aircraft (DB7) was a highly effective light bomber/light attack aircraft. It was powered by a pair of Wright Cyclone 2600 supercharged engines developing 1600 horsepower. These gave the Boston an impressive top speed of 260 knots.

The Douglas DB-7 served primarily with Soviet, US and British air forces.
The DB-7 was also used by Australian, South African, French and Dutch services during the War, and Brazil afterwards. The aircraft was known as the "Boston" among Commonwealth air forces, while the night fighter variants were known as the "Havoc". The USAAF assigned the DB-7 the designation "A-20" and gave it the popular name "Havoc," adopted from the RAF moniker.

Plane Type: Bomber

Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company

Introduced: January 10,1941

Primary users: Soviet Air Force, United States Army Air Corp, Royal Air Force

Number built: 7,478


Maximum speed: 338 mph (294 knots, 544 km/h) at 12,500 ft (3,800 m)
Range: 1,050 mi (912 nm, 1,690 km)
Service ceiling: 27,600 ft (8,400 m)
Rate of climb: 2,000 ft/min (10.2 m/s)

1941 Conquering Crete in 10 Days

Color footage about the battle of Crete

Unternehmen-Merkur 1 of 2 (operation Mercury 1 of 2)

Unternehmen-Merkur 2 of 2 (operation Mercury 2 of 2)