During World War II, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan divided and conquered much of the globe. When the U.S. entered the war, the battered Allies unleashed massive air power to turn back the Axis assault. This is the story of the brave men who flew the lethal bombers that spewed terror from the skies and were crucial in devastating the enemy war machine. Their heroic saga of raw courage and mechanical genius will thrill generations to come. Caught completely off-guard by surprise Japanese attacks, the U.S. began the daunting task of liberating the Pacific, island by island. This thrilling production uses rare U.S. military archive footage to illustrate the importance of air power in the Allies war strategy. Astounding close up battle coverage puts you in the cockpit with our brave pilots as they fight a fanatical foe. Leapfrog details the strategic air offensive to cut off Japanese strongholds from the Marshall Islands to the jungles of New Guinea and establish air bases within striking distance of Japan itself. Mission To Wewak shows the US turning the tables and attacking central New Guinea, destroying 250 Japanese fighter planes. We then graphically follow American forces through the savage air battles at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, where the Imperial Air force hurled kamikaze suicide fighters at our men for three months. After this act of desperation failed, we show the final blows of the war as atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Included is rare color footage of these conclusive bombings.
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