Actual WWII Color Footage
OscarÂ® winner William Wyler (Mrs. Miniver, The Best Years Of Our Lives) directed this 1944 "newsdrama," narrated by Lieut. Robert Taylor, USNR (Bataan), and photographed in zones of combat by the U.S. Navy. The film follows one of the many new aircraft carriers built since Pearl Harbor, known as The Fighting Lady in honor of all American carriers, as it goes into action against the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. See the ship and its pilots undergo their baptism of fire, attacking the Japanese base on Marcus Island, and gain in experience and confidence with each new battle - Kwajalein, Truk, and "The Marianas Turkey Shoot."