In the battle for the Pacific, America waged all out total war on Japan. In doing so they launched bombing missions and fought countless battles overhead. Surprisingly however, it was often the return trip that proved the most fatal. With high winds and moving runways in the form of aircraft carriers, pilots often struggled to judge their approach, resulting in the loss of several planes over board in the process. In these rare archive films we see how difficult this really was, and hear the full story of the Pacific theatre.
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