Battleground World War IIThe Fight For The Sky World War II

This 1945 documentary short film, narrated by Ronald Reagan, extolls the exploits of the heroic American fighter pilots who destroyed the German Luftwaffe and allowed the Allies to proceed with the invasion of Europe. It shows activities of the 8th Air Force Fighter Command in Europe; a base near East Anglia, England with General Doolittle discussing a mission; pilots briefed for an escort mission over Germany; P-47's relieved in flight by P-51's; German pilots rushing to intercept U.S. planes; U.S. bombers and many German fighters downed; fighters destroying enemy planes, transportation and communication; and, a montage of still photos of U.S. fliers killed in action.

Produced by the U.S. Army Air Forces

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