"This is my favorite World War 2 fighter documentary. I did a scene by scene color restoration, added 5 minutes of out takes & directional stereo sound. Zeno (This film is spotlighted in the NetFlix Series "Five Came Back.")Addedl footage includes 64th FS "Black Scorpions," 66th FS "Terminators" and Free French P-47s, along with explanatory graphics. See the difference digital color restoration make here.
"Thunderbolt!" chronicles the exploits of the P-47 Thunderbolt pilots of the "Fighting Cocks" of the 65th Fighter squadron, 57th Fighter Group. Based on the island of Corsica off the northwest coast of the Italian boot, the 57th FG flew from behind the enemy's flank. As part of "Operation Strangle," they continuously attacked highways, bridges, ammo dumps, railroads and just about anything that moved to choke off the flow of supplies to the Axis front line. This film not only features exciting one-of-a-kind P-47 combat footage, it also shows day-to-day life on a MTO forward air base, including vintage pilot slang."This has to be finest combination of great photography, a hard bitten, realistic script, stirring music, powerful narration and full bore Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59W Double Wasp radial engine roar I have seen or heard in a World War II documentary. Truly memorable and highly recommended. Our new digitally restored print is a huge leap in quality with great new additional content.