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The B-24 SANDMAN ' Documentary is ready. A length of film ?

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2008/04/23 11:56:12 (permalink)

The B-24 SANDMAN ' Documentary is ready. A length of film ?

Like already posted in this General Forum the Documentary " The lost Bomber " about the discovery in the Italian Dolomiti mountains of the Alta Badia Valley , BZ , is ready.
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Director ANGELO  RASTELLI , Screenwriter ANDREA  BAYER , Photographer LUCA  CARPIGIANI , Producer ANNA  CLAUDIA  RACCO and GIORGIO  PIETROBON  as Author of the Research and interpreter.
25 Men and Women eye-witnesses told the tragic event and the times after. They gave interesting stories, pictures and fragments  from the scraped wreck.
Some young Ladinian people of the nice village of COLFOSCO  interpreted scenes "as in the war time".
The municipality of CORVARA in Badia , Bozen/Bolzano Province , well supported the Video Team in October 2005.
KEITH  BULLOCK former RAF Navigator was "Maestro" of investigations.
Two WWII Pilots of the 98th Bomb Group offered video interviews : Capt. REUBEN  WELTHA  and Maj. ROBERT Bob STERNFELS .
HERB HARPER  98th BG Veterans Association ' Historian and ALLAN  Al BLUE  B-24 Historian gave also important contributions .
GLENN  STRONG  Associate Historian of the 459th B.G. was first to communicate the burials ' locations of the Crew. 10 KIA.
WWII  Pilot JIM GRAHAM   past President 1st Fighter Association was and is perfect promoter of meetings between USA-Austria-Italia ' Researchers.
So I am now in touch with 5 of the crewmembers ' families of the last mission of  serial  #  42-40402 "The Sandman".
Sunday 19 December 1943 . Target Messerschmitt Plant Augsburg, Germany.
But here is the new : 2 short pieces of the video are visible . I found it surfing in the web.
If interested you can digit following addresses :             
Every info by mail at .
Thanks to all friends mates in this great and fascinating Project.
And have a perfect Day.
Dr. Giorgio  Pietrobon      
Retired  Teacher  &  WWII  free  Researcher   .  Treviso    .  Italia

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    Re:The B-24 SANDMAN ' Documentary is ready. A length of film ? 2008/09/10 22:43:22 (permalink)
    Giorgio,  Just scanning the sight and picked up on the links contained in your post.  I am currently involved in a "mini=project" on the 01AU43 Ploesti Raid.  Appreciated your post.  I've been in touch with Robert Sternfels who has related some fascinating stories.  Best Regards!  Steven

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    Steven P. Puhl
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    Re:The B-24 SANDMAN ' Documentary is ready. A length of film ? 2008/09/11 07:53:28 (permalink)
    Thanks Giorgio:

    I have a copy of the documentary narrated by you. I also have an English translation printed out on paper.

    My thanks to Anna claudio Racco fo her generosity sending me the VIDEO.

    Herb Harper
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