Target for Today
|Target for Today|
|Directed by||William Keighley|
|Studio||First Motion Picture Unit|
|Distributed by||U.S. Government|
|Running time||90 minutes|
Target for Today is a film containing United States Army Air Forces combat footage of B-17 and B-24 bombers and named for the phrase used at briefings before air raids. The October 1944 footage was filmed during Eighth Air Force attacks on Nazi Germany industrial targets in Anklam, Marienburg (on the 9th), and Gdynia in occupied Poland. Prior to the combat footage, the documentary explains Operation Pointblank target selection and depicts planning, briefing, and preparation.
- "U.S. Bombing: Arnold calls the Marienburg raid the best example of precision bombing" (pdf). Life: 119. November 8, 1943. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
- Target for Today at the Internet Movie Database
- The short film "Target for Today (1944)" is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
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