U.S. Marine SBDs and other aircraft attack Japanese-held Islands in the Pacific during world war II.
South Pacific Ocean Date:1943 Duration:17 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
A film titled 'Pacific Milk Run' . Formations of U.S. B-25 bombers, TBF torpedo bombers,and F4U Corsair fighters, in flight. U.S. Marines flying Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft. A map shows the Japanese-held Gilbert, Marshall, Marianas, Caroline, and Solomon Islands in the Pacific. Marine Corps SBDs taking off and landing on a coral runway. Marine aircrews at breakfast mess. Intelligence officer confers with Marine Major General. Marine aircrews being briefed about a mission. Pilot and rear gunner board an SBD and take off on a mission with other SBDs as well as F4U Corsairs, and B-25 Mitchell bombers. SBDs peel off to attack Japanese targets. View from cockpit of a B-25 in formation with others. B-25s dropping bombs. Japanese aircraft rise to defend against the U.S. aircraft, including Zekes (Mitsubishi A6M Zeros); Nates (Nakajima Ki-27s) and Tonys ( Kawasaki Ki-61 aircraft). U.S. Corsairs engage the Japanese aircraft in dogfights. Marine SBD bombs a Japanese transport ship. U.S. aircraft formations returning from mission. An SBD lands and parks. Crew chief is briefed by pilot and begins repairs of battle damage. Marine aircrews play baseball and later drink beer.
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