Flight operations at Torokina Air Strip on Bougainville Island during World War 2. Pilot of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Curtiss P-40 aircraft signals that he is going to start engine. He dons goggles and goes about starting engine. A group of RNZAF pilots conversing near one of their P-40s. Most of the pilots light up cigarettes. Camera focuses on New Zealand shoulder patch on one of the group. Scene shifts to active runway, where an RNZAF F4U Corsair aircraft takes off followed by an RNZAF Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft landing.
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