Southwest Pacific in late summer 1943 – the Rabaul Triangle is the target for the planes of the 5th Air Force, nicknamed the ‘Nickel Air Force’. This film is jam packed with air combat footage of B-24 LIBERATOR heavy bombers and B-25 MITCHELL as well as B-26 MARAUDER.
In addition, there is plenty of action with P-38 LIGHTNING and P-40 WARHAWK fighters, all in action over places like Wewak, Ley and Fischhafen as the noose tightens around the Japanese stronghold at Rabaul. Much of the combat footage is shot by cameras in the cockpits and you are right in the middle of the aerial combat. This film is filled with combat action.
Transports are quickly bringing in supplies, then the C-47 ‘Gooney Birds’ are over the target as hundreds upon hundreds of paratroops fill the skies to take the former Japanese bases.
This is non-stop combat action from beginning to end and you are right in the thick of it!