Mission Accomplished (film)
|Produced by||Office of War Information|
|Distributed by||War Activities Committee of the Motion Picture Industry|
The film opens with a brief history of the B-17, its birth in 1935 and its proven war record at Midway and the Philippines. However, the narration states, the B-17 has yet to prove itself over Europe. The time and range needed for a successful bombing raid were not available in the European theatre, some people thought.
The film then switches to a dramatized mission over Europe, with a captain telling his pilots what to bomb and where. The film then follows them on their bombing raid and back. At the end of the film, the many successful raids of the bomber are recounted, as well as the numbers of Germans they have shot down. The B-17 in Europe was a "mission accomplished".
- Mission Accomplished: The Story of the Flying Fortress, 1943. United States Office of War Information.
- "Internet Archive: Details: Mission Accomplished: The Story of the Flying Fortress". Internet Archive. Accessed on 2007-12-22.
- The short film Mission Accomplished is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- Mission Accomplished at the Internet Movie Database
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