Controversial Footage Of A B-24 Shot Down Finally Debunked! - World War Wings
"For 70 Years This Footage Was Argued Over. Now, Let’s Look At The Facts.
On May 4th, 1945, A B-24 nicknamed Brief was sent on a mission to destroy anti-aircraft installations in Koror, the capital city of Palau.
This mission was being filmed by the War Department to be used for training and news footage and was titled Mission To Koror And Arakabesan, Palau Islands.
As you’ll see, while filming Brief’s port side wing explodes and folds over, the plane spiraling down towards the earth.
After the footage was released, people have debated whether or not the plane was shot down or if another plane in the formation dropped a bomb from above.
Nowadays this debate got even more heated as the YouTube comment section is open to anyone willing to give their opinions.
To shut the lid on this controversial topic, we’ve compiled this list of facts and common sense observations....
...All in all, this event was tragic and only goes to show what World War II was like.
11 young lives lost within minutes in just one incident.
Of those, there were literally thousands.
We all thank them for their service, bravery and sacrifices.
Here’s the full video if you haven’t seen it and the 40s commentary that originally came with it.