The Murmansk Run required the shipping of lend-lease material by convoys to allied Russia. This meant skirting the German occupied territory of Norway replete with air, land, and sea forces and even the weather. On another side, the Japanese and the Aleutian Islands had to be dealt with. Written by
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The opening scene is of a post war B-29 taking off with the red stripe in the white bars of the national insignia and the arctic red tail markings clearly visible. Also B-29s were too valuable during WWII to be used for patrol duty in Alaska, only coming into service after the fight to retake the Aleutian Islands had been completed. See more