Dogfight: Breathtaking Battles in the Sky, Watch One Pilot Escape By Parachute!

Watch the Allied fighter squadrons take to the sky in the pursuit of the destruction of Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe in this British Pathé newsreel from WWII.

In this amazing mix of gun camera, footage and footage taken from the bomber fleets that the fighters are defending you will see the dogfights that changed the course of history. Slowly but surely the Allies take over control of the skies over occupied Europe, one Luftwaffe figther at a time.

See the bomber formations fly on, through enemy flak and fighter attacks while the long range P-40 Thunderbolts, P-51 Mustangs and P-38 Lightnings swarm around them in defense. Intermixed it he Allied footage is captured German gun camera footage of their attacks on the seemingly endless streams of Allied bombers

Be sure to watch the moment where one Luftwaffe fighter pilot manages to escape his stricken airplane and parachute out to safety.

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.