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This is the epic story of a B-24 'Liberator' bomber aircraft called 'Shady Lady', that took off from Darwin, Australia, on Friday, 13th August 1943, on what was at that time, the world's ... See full summary »


Tristan Loraine





Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dorn ... Narrator (voice)
Ross Neuenfeldt Ross Neuenfeldt ... 1st Lt. Doug S Craig
Andrew Harwood Mills ... Captain Bob Horn
Gregory Kanter Gregory Kanter ... 2nd Lt. Robert L Jackson
Jim Alexander Jim Alexander ... Lt. Colonel Miller
Robert H. Wainwright ... RAAF Group Captain
Shaun Morton Shaun Morton ... Flt. Lt. Burr
Andrew Adler Andrew Adler ... Flying Officer Ruston
Paul William Arnold Paul William Arnold ... USAAF Bombardier
Jonathan W. Colby Jonathan W. Colby ... 2nd Lt. John B Nash
Alice Craig Alice Craig ... Self
Christian Knight Christian Knight ... Flt. Lt. David Arrowsmith
Jamie Langlands ... American Air Force Pilot
Jonathan Michael Anderson Jonathan Michael Anderson ... 2nd Lt. Randall E Packard
Donald Morrison Donald Morrison ... Lt. Gus Connery


This is the epic story of a B-24 'Liberator' bomber aircraft called 'Shady Lady', that took off from Darwin, Australia, on Friday, 13th August 1943, on what was at that time, the world's longest ever attempted bombing mission. Under the command of 'Doug' Craig, 'Shady Lady' set off with 10 other aircraft to attack the oil refineries at Balikpapan, Borneo. With the target hundreds of miles behind enemy lines, this was an audacious attempt to strike back at the Imperial Japanese Army. 'Shady Lady' survived intense tropical thunderstorms, serious turbulence, heavy enemy antiaircraft fire and was chased by Japanese Zero fighters - but never made it back to base. 'Shady Lady,' after 16 hours and 35 minutes in the air, ran out of fuel and was crash-landed in a salt-pan, in the remotest part of Northern Australia. Local support from the Aborigines and a massive rescue mission amazingly saw 'Shady Lady' - fly again. Written by Director

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Mission accomplished... Running on empty.


Did You Know?


A Presidential Citation was issued in August 2011 to Mrs. Alice Craig, the wife of the aircraft commander, Lt Doug Craig. See more »


Craig's Speech
Composed by "Moritz Schmittat"
Performed by the Horsham Symphony Orchestra
Published by Moritz Schmittat and Fact Not Fiction Films Ltd
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Release Date:

9 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »


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$1,406,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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