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416th BG Veteran Interviews
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Dave Andrews On Francis De Mand.
(Mission 149). Taped March, 2012, Atlanta, GA by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 04:50
      Dave Andrews Relating the ordeal of Lt. William H. Palin.
D-Day Mission 68. Taped by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 02:03
Bob Basnett On Flak and Fear.
Taped during the September, 2009 416th BG Reunion at Branson, MO by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 01:51
      Roy Burns On Bomb Loading.
669th Bomb Sq., Armament. Taped during the September, 2009 416th BG Reunion at Branson, MO by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 01:58
Interview with Ralph Conte.
Taped July, 2009 at Columbia, MO by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 02:29
      Interview with Wayne Downing.
Describing "A-20s of the 2911th Bomb Squadron".
Duration (Min:Sec): 14:36
Interview with Roland Dullnig.
TSgt, 668th Bomb Sq., Crew Chief. Taped during the September, 2010 416th BG Reunion at Branson, MO by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 01:55
      Interview of Wesley E. (Bud) Hinck.
Cpl, 669th Bomb Sq. Armament. Relating his first hand observation of the training mid-air collision between pilots Fred E. Holzscheiter and Robert F. Kempernolte. Taped by Wayne Sayles, August 2013 at Bud's home.
Duration (Min:Sec): 01:18
Interview with Joe Meagher.
Cpt. 668th Bomb Sq., Pilot. Taped during the October 2012 416th BG Reunion at Windsor Locks, CT by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 02:05
      Jack Sittarich reading a letter he wrote to Jimmy Kenny's mother after the war.
Taped during the September, 2010 416th BG Reunion at Branson, MO by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 05:13
Interview with Jack Sittarich.
Detailing the events of Mission 239 to Worms, Germany on March 18, 1945 leading to the capture and imprisonment of Ssgt Sittarich and the death of Lt. Jimmy Kenny. Taped during the September, 2009 416th BG Reunion at Branson, MO by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 41:25
      Dick Wheeler On Flying the A-20 Havoc.
671st Bomb Sq., Pilot. Taped during the September, 2009 416th BG Reunion at Branson, MO by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 01:50



Memorial Videos
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Remembering Billy Brewer.
671st Bomb Sq., B/N. Published September 18, 2014 by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 02:51
      Ralph Conte Memorial video.
Produced for the October 5-8, 2016 416th BG Reunion by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 01:27
Wayne Downing Memorial video slide show.
Produced for the October 3-7, 2018 416th BG Reunion by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 02:56
      Hilaria Huff Memorial video slide show.
Produced for the October 3-7, 2018 416th BG Reunion by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 01:52
Robert J. Rooney Memorial.
Published 2011 by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 12:24
      Carl Sgamboti Memorial video slide show.
Produced for the October 5-8, 2016 416th BG Reunion by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 03:24
Jack Sittarich Remembered.
Published 2013 by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 02:01
      Remembering Carl Weinert.
669th Bomb Sq., Pilot. Published September 18, 2014 by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 03:02
Tribute to the Fallen.
A moving memorial to all those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice during World War II, ending with a list of the 127 416th Bomb Group member Fatalities which occurred during their WWII Military Service. Produced by Dr. Vernon Williams through the Old Primero Historical Foundation for the October 3-7, 2018 416th BG Reunion.
Duration (Min:Sec): 11:02
      Folded Wings Memorial.
Remembers the 416th BG Veterans related to family members attending the 2018 Reunion. Produced by Dr. Vernon Williams through the Old Primero Historical Foundation for the October 3-7, 2018 416th BG Reunion.
Duration (Min:Sec): 20:56
416th Veterans Memorial 2009
A tribute to recently deceased WWII veterans of the 416th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force, US Army Air Corps. Accompanying music by the United States Air Force Band and Choir. Published on YouTube Oct 8, 2009 by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 04:27
                 



Documentaries and Other Videos
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Under Fire, The 416th Bomb Group in World War II, 1943-1945.
Video produced in 2016 through Old Segundo Productions by Dr. Vernon L. Williams, Professor of history in the Department of History at Abilene Christian University and Director of the East Anglia Air War Project.
Duration (Min:Sec): 15:24
      Fields of Honor.
American Overseas Military Cemeteries & Memorials. Produced by American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) Cemeteries.
Duration (Min:Sec): 20:35
First to Fall.
The William E. Cramsie Story video clip.
Duration (Min:Sec): 01:52
      Bob Kehres 416th Reunion Memories.
Video slideshow of past 416th BG Reunion photos in honor of Bob Kehres 100th Birthday. Published December 17, 2015 by Wayne Sayles.
Duration (Min:Sec): 10:27
Dave Andrews 2013 England Visit
Video slideshow of photos from Dave Andrews Visit to RAF Wethersfield, Churchill House B&B, Finchingfield, Maddingley and Duxfordfrom, England in 2013 with his son David Andrews and Grandaughter Stephanie Andrews.
Produced by by Ross Stewart and shared on RAF Wethersfield Public Facebook Group January 21, 2019.
Duration (Min:Sec): 06:09
      416th BG Memorial Exhibit Dedication.
Video composite of photographs taken at the New England Air Museum (NEAM) 416th Bomb Group Memorial Exhibit Dedication Ceremony, October 6, 2012. Published August 17, 2015 by Carl Sgamboti.
Duration (Min:Sec): 04:40
416th Bomb Group Veterans visiting the New England Air Museum.
Video composite of photographs of 416th Bomb Group Veterans visiting the New England Air Museum (NEAM) 416th Bomb Group Memorial Exhibit before and after the Dedication, October 5 and 7, 2012. Published August 17, 2015 by Carl Sgamboti.
Duration (Min:Sec): 02:02
      Jim Dale Interview.
A video interview clip of Jim's Wethersfield recollections from when he was a young child during WWII. Produced by Dr. Vernon Williams through the Old Primero Historical Foundation for the October 3-7, 2018 416th BG Reunion.
Duration (Min:Sec): 08:31
Swift and Severe.
Pays tribute to both the WWII era 416th Bomb Group alongside the modern, active 7th Bomb Wing and their War on Terror. Produced by Dr. Vernon Williams through the Old Primero Historical Foundation for the October 3-7, 2018 416th BG Reunion.
Duration (Min:Sec): 09:05
                 



YouTube Videos
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A-20 Havoc (Boston) Attack Bombers in Color and 416th BG Scrapbook 1944
Original documentary of rare color footage of 416th Bomb Group A-20 Havoc (aka Bostons) and Francis Cachat still photos. Published on YouTube Nov 1, 2013 by ZenosWarbirds.
Duration (Min:Sec): 20:59
      How to Fly the Douglas A-20 Havoc (1943)
Film used to train pilots to fly the A-20 Havoc during WW2. Published on Youtube.com Apr 18, 2012 by ZenosWarbirds.
Duration (Min:Sec): 19:29
Douglas A-26 Invaders & their Crews in Action (1945-HD-Restored Color)
Original documentary from unedited archival SFP 186 Army Air Force combat cameramen film footage of A-26 Invaders and Francis Cachat stills. Published on YouTube Jul 10, 2017 by ZenosWarbirds.
Duration (Min:Sec): 20:40
      How to Fly the Douglas A-26 Invader
Film used to train pilots to fly the A-26 Invader during WW2. Published on YouTube Apr 16, 2012 by ZenosWarbirds.
Duration (Min:Sec): 16:14
History of RAF Wethersfield
The history of RAF Wethersfield from creation in 1942 to present day. Published on YouTube May 5, 2017 by Wethersfield Museum.
Duration (Min:Sec): 09:28
      Flak Training for Pilots in WW 2 (1943)
WW2 U.S. Air Force training film depicts evasive maneuvers used by bomber pilots to avoid being hit by enemy antiaircraft fire "FLAK", the German short term for Flugabwehrkanone (Antiaircraft gun). Published on YouTube Dec 27, 2010 by PuzzlingEvidenceTV.
Duration (Min:Sec): 16:23