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Thread: Newsreel clip showing a pilot of the 352nd and official 352nd guncam + Preddy

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    Default Newsreel clip showing a pilot of the 352nd and official 352nd guncam + Preddy

    Guys, I was just flicking through this website and typed in Mustang.

    The first clip started playing, and there is a P-51C with a pilot talking with ground-crew. The markings on the side are GO, but that's all you see. I think it's unseen footage of 352nd at Bodney?

    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=53259

    This following clip is officially identified as original 352nd Guncam footage. Blimey! Can't believe I found it in the thousands of clips!

    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=53841

    IT GETS BETTERR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    keep watching this one:

    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=53841

    At 3.39, we see more 352nd P-51's of the 486th (marked PZ) as they buzz their airfield AND THEN at 4.20 Preddy in "Cripes A' Mighty 3rd arriving back at base with 6 victories!

    Can't believe I found it!

    Cheers, Neil

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    Default Re: Newsreel clip showing a pilot of the 352nd and official 352nd guncam + Preddy

    Very nice find, thanks!

    BP
    nunc aut nunquam!

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    Default Re: Newsreel clip showing a pilot of the 352nd and official 352nd guncam + Preddy

    That last one is a terrific find, MP!

    Too bad the 50s in IL-2 don't do the same type of damage as these gun cameras demonstrate.

    The Preddy find is wonderful.
    Pers

    Ahh, isn't he such an Angel?
    How could you possibly shoot at him?

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    Default Re: Newsreel clip showing a pilot of the 352nd and official 352nd guncam + Preddy

    I hate to burst anyone's bubble but if you look closely you'll see that the SQUADRON is 352 but the FG (fighter group) is something other than the 352ndFG. If I remember correctly it is of the 353rdFG.
    Preddy is, of course, the correct FG and the best - the 352ndFG.

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    Default Re: Newsreel clip showing a pilot of the 352nd and official 352nd guncam + Preddy

    Quote Originally Posted by 352ndPersecutor

    Too bad the 50s in IL-2 don't do the same type of damage as these gun cameras demonstrate.
    Indeed, I want my AP/INC rounds

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    Default Re: Newsreel clip showing a pilot of the 352nd and official 352nd guncam + Preddy

    And, if memory serves, the footage of Preddy landing after his six kills is a reenactment done the next day, or perhaps a few days later, for the news cameras. Notwithstanding that, the footage is priceless!
    Pers

    Ahh, isn't he such an Angel?
    How could you possibly shoot at him?

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