In the South Pacific, in the jungle of Guadalcanal, are the rusting remains of a World War II-era fighter plane. the remains still bear traces of the plane’s number, 5192. Research confirms that the plane is the Wildcat flown by James “Pug” Southerland in one of the most legendary dogfights in aviation history.
Dogfight Over Guadalcanal recounts the events surrounding the American Navy pilot James “Pug” Sutherland’s and his historic clash with the Japanese Imperial Navy’s top ace, Saburo Sakai, in the skies above the tiny island of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific.
Episode Length: 00:51:00