Posted 5/3/2021 23:41 (#8986210 - in reply to #8985409) Subject: RE: B-17's. Lots of them.
WTF2014 - 5/3/2021 17:09 Pretty sad that the original audio for that got sunk by a uboat on the way back to the US. edit: I remember reading that somewhere, but can't find the info on that. Maybe I'm mistaken!
Don't believe that is quite true, a while back I read a book about John Ford and some of the others who were doing that early color combat footage (he did a great one on the Midway battle, and of Torpedo 8 among other things). It was silent footage and the audio was all added in stateside studios. Makes it a bit hokey at times, but this stuff was absolutely state of the art then. I think the basis for what you were thinking of is actually the loss of footage taken on the day of the Normandy D-Day landings as referenced here.