This film is a part of the series titled ‘Weekly Digest’. It shows various footage from WWII fronts including construction of the airstrip on Green Island, footage of the pilots of the first all African American fighter outfit and captured German soldier interrogations in Italy. The footage was prepared by the First Army Air Forces Combat Film Detachment (:22). The first segment takes viewers to Green Island off the coast of the Solomon Islands in March of 1944 (:32). A new airstrip here was built within striking range of Rabaul (:39). In the Russel Islands, shipping caravan’s and LST’s prepare to deliver supplies for the completion of this air strip (:54). One of the groups to make the trip is a detachment of the Army Airways Communication System (1:02). Trucks and equipment pack into LST’s (1:12). A barrage balloon is pointed to (1:25) which vessels used for protection against low flying enemy aircraft (1:25). A shot follows of the convoy and the balloons moving out (1:34). 40 mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns are seen (1:47). The vessels near Green Island (2:03) and line up to pass through the channel (2:09). A signal is flashed from the shore station to the convoy (2:19). Supplies are unloaded (2:36) and bulldozers mow through the jungle for the construction of the operations tower (3:11). Trees which were too large for the bulldozer are blasted out with dynamite (3:33). Men begin hand digging up the ground with shovels (3:54). During the operation, there was little water available and the forces are seen hacking at coconuts for hydration (4:03). Power shovels scoop up coral (4:18). The operations tower is shown in progress of construction (5:15) as radio equipment, including generators, are unloaded (5:28). A temporary operating antenna is set up on a coconut tree (5:41). The top landing of the tower follows (6:08) as well as the set up of the radio transmitting and receiving equipment (6:19). Operations crews man their posts (6:41) and a signal is flashed out for incoming planes (6:48). The first plane to land is the Navy Corsair of the 17th Fighter Squadron (7:01). Repair work was necessary on this plane and a new engine is seen being unloaded (7:11). Footage follows of the first C-47 to land on the strip (7:30) whose flight crew included an Army Nurse (7:40). The film moves to Dinjan, India and the fighter bomber group in Chabua (8:01). Men of the 529th and 530th squadron of the 311 Fighter Bomber Group in Dinjan, India are seen with modified parachute packs (8:15). The standard parachute and its contents are viewed (8:38). This is compared to the modified parachute pack and it’s contents (9:01) which included standard equipment in addition to other items such as chocolate rations. On February 28th, 1944, a carburetor modification is shown on a P-40 in Assam India (9:57). Troops of the 80th Fighter Group of the 10th Airforce are seen stationed in upper Assam (10:06). The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (10:13) experienced difficulty with it’s air intake control system (10:13). The standard air duct is removed from the craft (10:29) and compared to the modified duct (11:04). Interrogations of captured German soldiers from the Monte Cassino bombings of March 16th 1944 are seen in Presenzano, Italy (12:36). The third prisoner is shown to have been one of the first men pulled out from the town of the bombing (14:16). The 99th Fighter Squadron is seen in Capodichino, Italy on January 28th, 1944 (16:24). These men were of the first all African American fighter outfit (16:42) to see combat in WWII and they are interviewed about the eight enemy aircrafts they had hit down in a single day. A troop delivers a congratulatory message to the men from the Commanding General of the 64th Fighter Wing (17:07). Close up shots of the pilots speaking about their endeavors follows (17:33). British and American paratrooper maneuvers enacted on March 20th, 1944 follow (19:18). The men were to engage is large scale maneuvers prior to D-Day somewhere in England and were flown in in standard C-47’s (20:03). The Jump Master chews on a cigar which men of his unit had seen as a symbol of good luck (20:37). The unit stands up and hooks on command (20:54) and begin jumping out from the C-47 (21:02). A camera films from the chest of the Jump Master (21:06). The static lines are pulled back into the craft (22:34). One of the men receives treatment after being wounded by a descending paratrooper (23:38). Smoke pods were set out to guide planes delivering supplies (23:32). The C-47’s return to air drop supplies for the men (23:45).