Secrets of the Dead Dogfight Over Guadalcanal
What really happened in this "high noon" style showdown over the jungles of Guadalcanal? Details
Program: Secrets of the Dead
Episode: Dogfight Over Guadalcanal
Deep in the jungle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific are the rusting remains of a World War II-era fighter plane. Research confirms that the plane is the doomed Wildcat flown by James "Pug" Southerland in WWII. This documentary examines and recreates every dramatic moment of the legendary showdown between 30-year-old Southerland in his Wildcat, and Saburo Sakai, 25, in his Mitsubishi Zero.• Visit the Dogfight Over Guadalcanal webpage
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Premiere Date: 11/07/2006
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: TV-PG
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