United News. Release 40 (1943), British-U.S. Air Mission Inspects Far East Bases

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  • This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. Generals Arnold and Chennault inspect Chinese troops with Chiang Kai-shek. 2. U.S. troops and nurses parade in Australia. 3. A PBY rescues fliers drifting in the Pacific. 4. The Texas-to-Illinois pipeline. 5. Gliders are flown. 6. Madame Chiang Kai-shek is welcomed in New York City. 7. Allied planes strafe equipment in Tunisia and in Mediterranean Sea.


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  • British-U.S. Air Mission Inspects Far East Bases (1:23) -- Australia Cheers Reinforcements From America (0:45) -- U.S. Army Fliers Rescued in the South Pacific (1:30) -- New 530-Mile Pipeline Rushes Oil to Eastern U.S. (0:45) -- New Gliders for Troop Transport Pass Army Test (2:10) -- America Hails China's Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (1:20) -- Allied Airmen Strafe Fleeing Nazis in Africa (1:22)
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