The Flintlock Disaster
About This Episode
On January 25th, 1944, 23 young Marines in the Central Pacific were dispatched on a simple assignment, to relocate planes to safety, out of the range of the enemy. The Flintlock Disaster uncovers the classified truth in an epic World War II story about the fateful flight taken by Marine squadron VMF-422, resulting in the loss of 23 aircraft and the death of 6 pilots. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.