U.S. military personnel working at end of Henderson airfield on Guadalcanal during World War 2. One pushes a wheelbarrow. Camera pans across and along runway to P-38 aircraft parked haphazardly in grass. It continues to pan, showing lots of damaged aircraft and parts, including several P-40s. Mechanics work on one of the P-40s. A fuel truck passes. Tents are seen behind the piles of parts and aircraft. Numerous auxiliary fuel tanks are piled up in one area. Broken aircraft parts are seen in a ditch off the side of the runway. Trees and foliage are in the background with tents pitched amongst them. As the camera continues to pan farther down the runway, it reveals more orderly campsites, with tents and laundry drying. Mechanics work on the engine of a P-38 parked on a sandy ramp. Palm trees and water seen in background. More P-38s are parked in good order. Scene shifts to a P-38 taking off. It is followed by a second, and then a third, all taking off in quick succession.
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