TEPKILI UCAKLAR TURK SEMALARINDA (JETS OVER TURKEY)
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Motion picture (16mm)
Sound (Turkish), b&w, 15+ (?) min.Details the training of Turkish jet-fighter plots at Balikesir Air Base in Western Turkey, built in 1951 under the Turkish-American Mutual Assistance Program. It aims to show that the Turkish Air Force, equipped with American jet fighters and trained with the assistance and cooperation of the American Air Force Advisory Group, became an efficient and hard-hitting part of NATO’s southern defense. Produced by USIS/ESC for FOA/Washington in 1954, this film was included in the last known edition (July1954) of a catalogue of films produced for the Marshall Plan.