This dramatization was created from material obtained from the National Archive and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland in 2008 as part of my research into the war in the Pacific. This film depicts events surrounding the attack against Truk in February 1944. Operation Hailstone was a surprise fast carrier attack against the Japanese Fourth Fleet supply base in Truk Lagoon.
The National Archive and Records Administration and BBC Worldwide CBS News Archive retain all rights to the material in this film.
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