About the film
world war ii fighter pilot u.s. air force marine corps pacific okinawa pacific island
Release Date: August 28, 1951
|Slogan||:||«From Guadalcanal to Okinawa...the Marine air-devils blazed a trail of glory...while the women they left behind fought battles of their own!»|
|Genres||:||Action, Drama, War|
|Production Companies||:||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Writers||:||Edmund Grainger, James Edward Grant, Kenneth Gamet, Beirne Lay Jr.|
Major Daniel Kirby takes command of a squadron of Marine fliers just before they are about to go into combat. While the men are well meaning, he finds them undisciplined and prone to always finding excuses to do what is easy rather than what is necessary. The root of the problem is the second in command, Capt. Carl 'Griff' Griffin. Griff is the best flier in the group but Kirby finds him a poor commander who is not prepared to the difficult decision that all commanders have to make - to put men in harm's way knowing that they may be killed.