Rare color gun camera films show AAF fighters engaging Japanese aircraft and targets on the ground near the end of World War II in the Pacific. The film is silent; actual air-cooled .50-caliber machine gun sounds were added. Some viewers liked the audio, some muted it, and a few complained about it. The positive thumbs-ups have outpaced any thumbs-down. We have a hard time figuring out the fuss — if you want it the way it originally was, simply mute it and enjoy it your way. Thanks for watching. We hope you will subscribe to the Airailimages Channel on YouTube, and share this film with others who would like to see it.
Published on Dec 14, 2013
This is a video diary of a photo flight with two P-51s and the Me-262. Photographers were Ryan Harris and Glenn Watson. 2013. Since we don’t do dedicated photo flights we arranged to do this on the move into Austin. Epic day.
— Jim Harley
And now for something weird….
In the 75th anniversary year of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, aircraft including those from the Commemorative Air Force joined a light Interstate Cadet that actually encountered the Japanese force that day. Video from Saturday, 30 July 2016. Have you subscribed to the Airailimages Channel?
Some footage by Jim Harley from the Collings Foundation’s 2013 Wings Of Freedom tour
These types of videos are much more meaningful to me considering my father was A-3 aircrew for a huge chunk of his navy carrier. You have to respect these insane crews how flew these planes in the worst conditions. Glad these guys came home safely.
A great bit of levity in the midst of this amazing movie