Watch specially outfitted B-25s flying at treetop level while strafing factories, railroad yards, bridges, towns and anything else that moves. You can see people and animals running as the B-25 Mitchell bombers touch the trees while speeding just over the ground. Most of the footage has been slowed down so you can see the detail and action captured.
The footage is from 38th BG of the 5th Army Air Force, "The Sun Setters", action in 1945 on Formosa. Also included in the footage are a few minutes of movies of the 38th Bombardment Group troops receiving medals with their B-25s clearly seen in the background. During the time these films were shot the 38th Bomb Group was stationed in the Philippines and supported U.S. troops on Luzon, struck targets on Formosa and harassed shipping along the China coast.
Next, once you stop shaking your head at the unbelievable B-25 action you can watch Air Power New Guinea. This film will show you behind-the-scenes and captured Japanese footage and help you to understand the incredible obstacles and hurdles that American pilots faced. You’ll relive history as you fly with the dedicated airmen of the WW2 south pacific island campaign leading to V-J day. U.S air power was critical to the strategic plan to overcome the enemy on the many islands of this area by cutting off supply lines by sea from Japan and neutralizing the enemy forces stranded on the islands.
See how a bunch of dedicated and courageous pilots carried out a coordinated air campaign of high-altitude bombing with B-17s, low level, sea-skimming attacks with B-25s and aerial dogfights using legendary P-39s, P- 40s and the famous twin-tailed P-38 Lightnings. Tens of thousands of the enemy were bypassed and succumbed to starvation and disease in a stark and startling playing out of their "victory or death" battle philosophy.
This film contains dramatic footage of air combat (bombing of ships, island strafing, and dogfights).
In NTSC DVD format with a total run time length of 60 minutes. Packaged in either a clear plastic CD-style jewel case or a clear plastic C-Shell DVD case without paper graphics.