Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big December 2016 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ to view our December 2016 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband, including a premiere!

As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook!

Now showing in December "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission!
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* What to do when your Sherman tank gets stuck in the mud & other "Field Expedients." NEW!This film is an entertaining treasure trove of down & dirty inside info on how U.S. tanks and other tracked vehicles were kept rolling & overcame a multitude of obstacles in the field during World War 2. '"Field Expedients" were "Anything you can think of to keep your vehicle rolling." In other words, this film is a show case of good 'ol American know how solving problems in novel and innovative ways.

* Back Door Gang P-38s. in Color Exclusive Documentary! Recently discovered color film of the 430th FS, 474th FG, 9th Air Force in action. From the get go, the 474th was configured as a ground attack unit, but they also provided bomber escort and level bombing, led by Norden bomb sight equipped "Droop Snoots," which are shown here. One of three P-38 squadrons in the 474th, the 430th's call sign was "Back Door," and its planes and pilots are featured in the film in the Spring of 1945 at their base in Florennes, Belgium, a former Luftwaffe night fighter base

* Acrobatics for World War 2 Fighter Pilots. This Army Air Corps training film covers the basic acrobatic maneuvers every fighter pilot should master before heading into combat, including Immelmans, loops, snap, half & slow rolls, vertical reverses and more. This is a very detailed, hands on training film, showing the role of control surfaces, precise live action stick and rudder movements for each maneuver and common errors and how to avoid them. The agile Fairchild PT-19 trainer is a star performer

* The Fighting Lady. This is my shot by shot color restoration of this classic film and you wont see anywhere else! Academy Award Winner "The Fighting Lady" follows the fictional career of an Essex Class aircraft carrier from the Marcus Islands campaign, through Tinian, Truk, the "Mariana's Turkey Shoot" and much more.

*Submarine Warfare in the Pacific. This dramaticfilm was completed shortly after the end of the War and has rare footage on US submarine operations showing subs & their crews on real missions.. There is a cameo appearance by Japanese Fleet Admiral Nagano who discusses (in English) the effect of US sub operations on the ability of the Japanese to make war. That's because the "pig boats" inflicted military and transport losses on the enemy that were far beyond their own tiny numbers. The program is introduced by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Jr, the legendary commander of Pacific submarine forces (COMSUBPAC) and narrated by Gene Kelly.

* River Patrol on the Mekong Delta. Restored ColorThe USS Harnett County (LST-821) served as a floating base in the China Sea for PCF swift boat and helicopter patrol operations in the Mekong River Delta during the Vietnam War. The labyrinthine Delta was a hot zone in the war against well organized Viet Cong insurgents, immortalized by the film "Apocalypse Now." Exciting action on swift boat river patrols & Huey helocipter gunship ground support missions. Highly recommended

* Recognition of the Junker Ju 88. There's some very good Ju 88 footage here, including of one of the intact examples that landed in Britain. Originally designed for the Luftwaffe as a fast ("schnell") medium bomber in the 1930s, the 88 ended up performing more roles than any other aircraft in World War 2, including bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, heavy fighter and as a flying bomb late in the War.

* The Bulge: The Battle at St.Vith. "This remarkable documentary combines eyewitness testimony from an all star cast of key participants on both sides of a critical engagement in the Battle of the Bulge with outstanding archival footage, detailed maps, and a return to revisit the actual terrain where each phase of battle was fought.

We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! - don't miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58!

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