National Geographic : 1944 Sep
Cine'-Kodak flies with "The Memphis BellI O0 The "milk route" over G er m any is no clop-clop run. You know it if you saw "The Memphis Belle," that superb documentary film made by the Air Oxygen masks... they're flying 5 miles up. Forces Combat Camera Units to show what a bombing mission is really like. You saw England drop away into the cold gray North Sea. You saw the flat German coast ringed with sand bars. The bombing run through black puffs of flak. Clouds of smoke rising from bombed submarine pens. Twisting, diving ME's. You saw the triumphant return of the squadron. You felt a deep thrill of pride at the feats of the Air Force... and a sense of gratitude too deep for real expression. o a CinB-Kodak flew with "The Memphis Belle" as it flies with many another hard-hitting ship "Just a hauling operation"... bombs for U-boat pens. and crew. The bulk of the aerial footage shot on 16-mm . Kodachrome Film in "The Memphis Belle" was made with Magazine Cine-Kodaks. The greater part of the scenes shot on the ground were made with Cin6-Kodak Specials. Cin6-Kodaks operate with unfailing depend ability and accuracy under unbelievably tough conditions. They have proved that over Ger many, at Tarawa, Midway, Salerno, on every fighting front. They are helping to make the most complete, most helpful record of a war ever attempted.., as well as making invaluable training films. "Tattletale white"... what a target for ack-ack. If you own a Cine-Kodak, be proud of it. Take care of it. Use it, in these days of limited film, to make movies of the home front to show your fighting man when he comes home ... Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N. Y. Cine'-Kodak EASTMAN'S FINER HOME MOVIE CAMERA Mission accomplished... streaking back to Britain. Scenes from "The Memphis Belle"-filmed on 16-mm. Kodachrome by the U. S . Army Air Forces.