Target for Today

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  • NR
  • 1944
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 7.2  (77)

Target for Today is a documentary film from 1944 that depicts a typical day in the life of the Eighth Air Force during World War II. The film follows the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress as they prepare for and execute a bombing mission over Germany. The movie begins with a montage of planes taking off and scenes from the air of planes flying in formation. We are then introduced to the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress "Ye Olde Pub." The crew consists of a pilot, copilot, bombardier, navigator, engineer, radio operator, and gunners.

The first half of the film shows the preparations for the bombing mission. The crew receives a briefing about the target and the weather. They then get into their gear and board the plane. Once on board, they perform a series of checks to ensure that the aircraft is functioning properly.

The crew then takes off and flies over the English Channel towards the target. Along the way, they encounter heavy anti-aircraft fire from the ground and fighter planes from the Luftwaffe. The gunners on the plane engage in several aerial battles with the enemy planes.

As they approach the target, the bombardier takes over and lines up the bomb sights. The crew drops their bombs on the target and then makes a run for it, trying to avoid enemy fire as they head back across the English Channel towards home.

The second half of the film shows the aftermath of the mission. The crew lands safely back in England and debriefs with their commanding officer. They then gather in the mess hall to share stories and celebrate their successful mission.

Throughout the film, we are shown footage from the air of other planes on similar missions. We see planes taking off and flying in formation, bombers dropping their payloads, and crew members engaging in aerial combat.

The film was made with the cooperation of the US Army Air Forces and was designed to show the American public what it was like to be a part of the air war in Europe. It was shot using actual footage from bombing missions, as well as staged scenes filmed on the ground and in the air.

Overall, Target for Today is a thrilling and suspenseful depiction of a bombing mission during World War II. It offers a unique look into the lives of the brave men who fought in the air war and highlights the importance of their contribution to the war effort.

Target for Today is a 1944 war movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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    1 hr 32 min
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    7.2  (77)