A B-24 Liberator bomber with nose art painted name "Laden Maiden,"of the USAAF 5th Bombardment Group, sits with engines running,on Munda Point airfield, New Georgia Island, preparing to take off to bomb Japanese shipping near Truk, during World War 2. Broader view shows two squadrons of B-24s preparing for the mission as a rain storm sweeps the island. The aircraft begin taxiing for takeoff. One with nose art name "Tim-ber," shows 25 bombs, for missions, painted on its fuselage.
One departing B-24 is seen to use a long takeoff run. Narrator describes difficulties encountered by one B-24 that had to ditch during the mission. Sequence shifts to post-mission scenes the day after the planes returned to Munda.Injured crew members from the ditched B-24, who had been rescued by a Navy PBY, are being transferred to a C-47 aircraft for evacuation to a medical facility. A B-24 is seen taking off on a new mission to bomb Japanese Naval base at Rabaul. View of control tower with several B-24s in formation overhead.
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