U.S. flight operations at Torokina fighter strip, Cape Torokina, Bougainville, in World War II
Bougainville New Guinea Date:1943 Duration:1 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View from boat in the water as a U.S. F6F Hellcat aircraft takes off from Torokina fighter strip, Cape Torokina, Bougainville, during World War 2. The aircraft climbs out directly overhead. A small boat is seen at the beach and military vehicles move along the airfield roads. A P-39 aircraft taxis onto the runway and takes off in the opposite direction from the just-departed F6F. Military engineer equipment is seen working on the airstrip. A number of P-39s are parked beside the runway, close to surrounding trees. An F4U Corsair aircraft takes off towards the water (and camera), passing directly over a construction tractor working on the field. Another Corsair takes off over the heads of two armed sentries, and yet, another takes off immediately afterwards. View from the water, as an F4U flies low overhead toward the field for landing.
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