View from an aircraft taking off from Torokina Air Strip on Bougainville Island, during World War 2. Numerous aircraft are seen parked near trees beside the runway, including U.S. Marine Corps F4U Corsairs; P-38 Lightnings; RNZAF P-40s; and USAAF Piper L-4 Grasshoppers. F4F Corsairs are taxiing beside the runway. Backward view from the departing aircraft's tail, shows the runway below and behind, with water on two sides. Next, the narrow airstrip is seen as the camera airplane flies overhead, just offshore, parallel to the runway. The camera continues to focus on the airfield as the plane climbs to higher altitude. Aerial view of small islands below, with small boats leaving wakes as they speed across the water. Next is view at lower altitude as the camera plane flies offshore parallel to the airstrip runway, as if on a downwind leg for landing. But next scenes are from above a different airstrip, that appears to be under construction. It is cut out of jungle and no aircraft are seen on it. The camera airplane's right rear horizontal stabilizer is seen momentarily as it flies slowly over the site. Some smoke rises from the area. Views of mountain and a river, as the flight continues. The final view is from offshore, over the sea.
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