While looking for video clips to include in a forthcoming article, I came across this compilation of Allied air combat footage from the Italian campaign during World War II. The video includes air-to-air combat scenes, bombing raids, and other interesting shots.
Those were the days when each aircraft carried a relatively small payload of 'dumb' bombs. A dozen aircraft might be needed to bomb a single target, to ensure just one or two hits. Today, a single strike aircraft armed with 'smart' bombs can hit a dozen different targets on a single mission. One wonders how those World War II airmen would have reacted if they'd known how technology would improve in the coming years. Who knows? They might have asked to postpone the rest of the war until 'smart bombs' became available!