In the early days of the air war against Germany, the 306th Bomb Group delivered the first bomb loads into the heart of the German homeland. Faced with terrible losses and limited resources, the 306th helped prove the viability of high altitude daylight precision bombing. This documentary explores the bomb group’s early training history in the United States and includes a dramatic look at the combat work performed by the aircrews in the skies over occupied Europe, and the extraordinary support provided by the base ground crews around the clock. Today the 306th Museum on the old base keeps the spirit of the wartime drama at Thurleigh alive.
The film includes never before seen interviews of 306th air crews and ground personnel who offer their experiences to new generations of Americans. Their stories are complemented by the memories of British women and children who remember the Yanks with clarity and great fondness.
Length 58 minutes