The Fight for the Sky, narrated by Ronald Reagan, is a film commissioned by the US government to highlight the victories of the Allied air forces over Europe prior to the Normandy invasion. The film depicts Allied airmen at their base in East Anglia, called to strike deep into Germany's industrial Ruhr valley. Captured German footage is also shown to prove that the enemy was just as determined to stop the attacks as the Allies were to carry them out.

    Despite being slow and low-tech, the Douglas SBD Dauntless would change the course of the Naval Pacific war. It was in the great Battle of Midway where Dauntless dive-bombers, sank the Japanese carriers, Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and the Hiryu. Read more on our new updated page on the Douglas SBD Dauntless.

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