Nakajima Ki-27

Kato Hayabusa Sento-tai (1944)

November 26, 2015 PE Matt 0

Kato Hayabusa Sento-tai, or “Kato’s Falcon Corps”, is a 1944 propaganda film that depicts the fictionalised career of IJAAF pilot Tateo Kato, who led the 64th Sentai during the early months of the Pacific War. […]

Chungking Under Attack

September 3, 2015 PE Matt 1

Chungking attacked by Japanese bombers, as the population retreats to underground shelters. Also includes some footage of Ki-10s and Ki-27s engaged in mock combat.

Chungking Bombed Again – Fights On

August 9, 2015 PE Matt 0

Newsreel footage of the bombing of Chungking, showing the damage done to the city, the underground tunnels dug by the population, and General and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek inspecting the city.

Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter

August 5, 2015 PE Matt 0

A USAAF training video on recognition of the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Type 0 fighter, also known as “Zeke”. The film identifies the key characteristics of the Zero and compares them to those of the Curtiss […]

Nakajima Ki-27

Ki-27s and Ki-10s In Action

May 8, 2015 PE Matt 0

Ki-27s and Ki-10s (posing as Chinese aircraft) appear in dogfighting scenes from the September 1940 film Moyura Ōzora, or in English “The Burning Sky”. This film shows some of the excellent formation flying and combat manoeuvring […]

Newsreel: Sinking of the USS Panay

April 10, 2015 PE Matt 0

Norman Alley’s Movietone newsreel footage of the sinking of the USS Panay by Japanese aircraft of the 12th and 13th Kokutai, 12th December 1937. 2 Panay sailors were killed, as well as the captain of […]

Tupolev SB-2 film

April 4, 2015 PE Matt 0

World War II era video on the Tupolev SB-2 bomber, which saw service in China during the Sino-Japanese War and also during the Battle of Khalkhin Gol in 1939.