Fighter Engagements with Flying Bombs

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  • 2344
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  • whole: Duration 7, Number Of Items 1
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  • object name: Speech
  • object name: Event
  • object name: Sound effect
  • object category: recording

Object description

New Zealand officer and British NCO served as pilots with 3 Sqdn, RAF accounts of engagements with V1 Flying bombs includes commentary from British correspondent, GB, 20/6/1944

Content description

REEL 1 Account by Flight Lieutenant Arthur ‘Spike’ Umbers of engagements with V1 Flying bombs: difficulties of shooting down V1 Flying bomb; attacking V1 at 400 yards that then exploded. Commentary by correspondent Ian Wilson: V1 approaching coast; hits on V1 and it crashing on land. Account by Flight Sergeant Morris Rose of shooting down first V1 in daylight: vectoring onto V1; description of V1 and opening fire at 400 yards; hitting V1 and it crashing into orchard. Commentary by correspondent Ian Wilson: three fighters chasing V1; two V1s approaching; one V1 hit by fighter.

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