Target for Today

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For the similar 1941 British propaganda film of World War II, see Target for Tonight. For a description of the filming of World War II combat footage, see RAF Polebrook#Hollywood at Polebrook.
Target for Today
Target for Today.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by William Keighley
Distributed by U.S. Government
Release dates
  • 1944 (1944)
Running time 90 minutes
Language English

Target for Today is a documentary film describing the preparation and mounting of a United States Army Air Forces raid on East Prussia It contains much combat footage of B-17 and B-24 bombers and named for the phrase used at briefings before air raids. The October 1943 footage was filmed during Eighth Air Force attacks on Nazi Germany industrial targets in Anklam, Marienburg (on the 9th),[1] and Gdynia in occupied Poland. Prior to the combat footage, the documentary explains Operation Pointblank target selection and depicts planning, briefing, and preparation.

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  1. ^ "U.S. Bombing: Arnold calls the Marienburg raid the best example of precision bombing" (pdf). Life: 119. November 8, 1943. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 

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