397th Fighter Squadron
368th Fighter Group
Gun Camera Film
Capt. Eugene Potter
397th Fighter Squadron
Killed in Action 07July44
Capt. Potter was a member of the Eagle
Squadron earlier in the war.
Missions of 04July44 - Independence Day - Instead of fireworks the 368th FG
listened to the rumble of heavy artillery in the distance.  
Each squadron flew one mission, the 397th flew a dive bombing mission against
road bridges followed by armed recce's to look for targets of opportunity.  The
397th FS was bounced by 18 FW-190's,
Captain Eugene Potter is credited with
one and Lt Robert Brown damages another.  No 397th FS planes are lost.  
The first clip is from July 4th, the other clips were part of the same film but
unknown if from the same day.
4July44
Clip#1: 16 seconds, Size: 1.46MB
Chasing an FW-190
?4July44
Clip#7: 12 seconds, Size: 1.16MB
Strafing vehicle driving down road,
note good lead on a moving target.
?4July44
Clip#5: 13 seconds, Size: 1.25MB
Strafing targets
?4July44
Clip#6: 9 seconds, Size: 850KB
Attacking vehicle on road with solid
hits.
4July44
Clip#2: 9 seconds, Size: 902KB
Strafing targets
4July44
Clip#3: 16 seconds, Size: 1.6MB
Bombing road bridges
?4July44
Clip#4: 10 seconds, Size: 1.0MB
Attacking ground targets.
?4July44
Clip#9: 16 seconds, Size: 1.57MB
Attacking tower outside village /
factory.  Great clip.
?4July44
Clip#8: 16 seconds, Size: 1.6MB
Attacking targets in field.
?4July44
Clip#11: 13 seconds, Size: 1.3MB
Strafing targets
?4July44
Clip#10: 5 seconds, Size: 1.4MB
Strafing target.