339th Training Film Table Key
Key Phrase----------------------------------Meaning-------------------------------------------------
TypeEncounter Type -- A=Air to air; S=Strafing; T=Training, U=Unclear.
Targetsg/t=Ground Targets TS = Target Sleeve. Specific a/c may be further spelled out, such as “P40”, “P47”.
Comments/Claims: A description of the targets on the mission depicted by this training film clip, including the type of passes made, and noteworthy items in the film. Specific objects may be further spelled out, such as “Towed Target Sleeve”.
Film Id ID number assigned to the film when it was developed. For training films, this represents the lesson within the general advanced training syllabus, resulting in several duplicate entries. The word “cameo“ means that an individual has peeked into the camera.
Film Quality 0=worst; 5=best, in terms of the visual clarity of the film. Please note most of the film quality is far below current HD quality. Almost all of the film was 30 to 50 years old when it was transferred to another media; consequently some of the film has been physically lost - broken off or damaged beyond repair. Also, the 16 mm film used was very light sensitive, sometimes resulting in very dark or light images. It also seems to darken over time while stored. Finally, often the pilot could see targets through haze or clouds that the film could NOT pick up.