339th Fighter Group Training Film Data Base Sorted by Pilot's Name

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Training Film Sorted by Pilot Name
SqdnDateNameTypeTarget(s)Comments/ClaimsFilm Id Film Quality
505 7/1/1944 Caywood T P40 6 o'clock passes at P40 5A 2
505 7/17/1944 Caywood T P40 6 to 8 o'clock passes on P40 3 & 4 2
505 7/21/1944 Caywood T P40 4 o'clock low passes - many 5 & 6 2
505 7/27/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 2
505 7/27/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C(x) 2
505 7/27/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C(xx) 2
505 7/28/1944 Caywood T g/t ground passes target unclear 5C 2
505 7/29/1944 Caywood T U No film after data block 5C 2
505 8/1/1944 Caywood T U No film after data block 5D 2
505 8/2/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve - beam pass 5D 2
505 8/8/1944 Caywood T U Maybe beam pass on a/c or sleeve 5D 2
505 8/16/1944 Caywood T TS/P40 6 o'clock passes at P40 5D 2
505 8/17/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5A 2
505 8/19/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 2
505 8/22/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 2
505 8/24/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve - towplane is visible. 5C 2
505 8/25/1944 Caywood T P40 Head on pass at P40 cameo 3
505 9/1/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 2
505 9/1/1944 Caywood T U Ground footage - Flightline vehicles drive past gun camera. 5C 2
505 9/1/1944 Caywood T P40 Unclear. cameo by Caywood cameo 2
505 9/4/1944 Caywood T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 2
505 9/5/1944 Caywood T TS/P40 At 4 o'clock behind multiple P40s 5C 2
505 8/14/1944 Caywood T U Unclear - mostly clouds 5D 2
503 7/2/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T P40 6 o'clock passes at P40 5-A 3
503 7/3/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T P40 6 o'clock passes at P40 5-C 3
503 7/18/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T P40 5 o'clock passes 5-A 3
503 7/19/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T P40 4, 6, and 8 o'clock passes GndG 3
503 7/27/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 3
503 7/28/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T g/t ground passes target unclear 5C 3
503 7/31/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 3
503 8/2/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5D 3
503 8/16/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T P40 Beam pass 5D 3
503 8/17/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T U Only info after Data Block is the word VOID. 7/8-5C 2
503 8/17/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS Towed Target Sleeve VII-5C 3
503 8/18/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS/P40 6 to 8 o'clock passes on P40 5C 2
503 8/19/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 3
503 8/22/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS/P40 6 o'clock passes at P40 5C 3
503 8/24/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 3
503 8/25/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T U Cameo by Caywood and one other. Head on pass at P40. 5C/cameo 3
503 9/1/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T U Unclear. cameo by Caywood 5C/cameo 3
503 9/2/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 3
503 9/5/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS Towed Target Sleeve 5C 2
503 9/5/1944 Ferrell,C.I. T TS/P40 4 o'clock passes at P40 I 2
505 7/1/1943 Larson T TS Towed Target Sleeve Date Estimated none 3
505 7/15/1943 Larson T P40 6 to 8 o'clock passes none 3
505 7/28/1943 McMahon T TS/P47? 4 minutes of Training Film with no data blocks or headers. First clip may be operational film, as it preceded combat film with data blocks. none 4
505 7/29/1943 McMahon T TS/P43? McMahon dates are estimates. Also, most contain a distinctive reflective circle within the gunsight view. In addition, the pursued aircraft is a radial engined low/mid-wing fighter, which could be a P47 or P43. This a/c target differs from all the other training film target a/c, which are all P40s. none 2
**1 8/14/1944 Rasmussen T U No film after Data Block 5D 2
504 11/14/1944 Smith,R.W T TS/P40 4 and 8 o'clock passes 5C(4) 2
504 11/16/1944 Smith,R.W T TS Towed Target Sleeve AG 2
504 11/18/1944 Smith,R.W T U Film is jumpy AG 1
504 11/20/1944 Smith,R.W T TS/P40+g/t 6 o'clock passes at P40 5C(4) 2
504 12/8/1944 Smith,R.W T TS/P40 6 o'clock passes at P40 5C(4) 2
504 12/20/1944 Smith,R.W T g/t Target unclear due to jumpy film 5C(5) 1
**1 9/5/1944 Thomas T TS/P40 6 o'clock passes at P40 5C 2

Note: All Film ID with the prefix "T" is gunnery training film.
** -- Training film for Rasmussen and Thomas were included by USAAF film processing technicians on reels prepared for 339th personell. Even though Rasmussen and Thomas did not serve in the 339th, we welcome inquiries or further information on the eventual service of these two pilots.

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