Target for Today

Target for Today is a documentary film describing the preparation and mounting of a United States Army Air Forces raid on East Prussia. It contains much combat footage of B-17 and B-24 bombers and named for the phrase used at briefings before air raids. The October 1943 footage was filmed during Eighth Air Force attacks on Nazi Germany industrial targets in Anklam, the 22nd Air Base in Marienburg (on the 9th),[1] and Gdynia in occupied Poland. Prior to the combat footage, the documentary explains Operation Pointblank target selection and depicts planning, briefing, and preparation.

Target for Today
DVD cover
Directed byWilliam Keighley
Distributed byU.S. Government
Release date
  • 1944 (1944)
Running time
90 minutes

See also


  1. "U.S. Bombing: Arnold calls the Marienburg raid the best example of precision bombing" (pdf). Life: 119. November 8, 1943. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
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