BLACK JACK'S LAST MISSION
A DVD WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY STEVE BIRDSALL

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The chance discovery of a World War II bomber
off New Guinea leads to an amazing true adventure story ....

Explore the complete history of Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress #41-24521 known as "Black Jack" and "The Joker's Wild".

This fantastic DVD was produced by acclaimed author Steve Birdsall. If you have an interest in adventure, aircraft wrecks, SCUBA diving or B-17's, you will enjoy this DVD.

It's been a long journey that began in December 1986 when Rod Pearce found #41-24521 lying deep in the waters off New Guinea. The documentary was made in 1987 and shown on television in Australia and the U.S. twenty years ago and had pretty much been forgotten about.

Justin Taylan at Pacific Wrecks had the idea of digitally re-mastering it and releasing it on DVD and he's done a really beautiful job.

Justin Taylan also took George Prezioso, the "Black Jack" radio operator, out to the Collings Foundation B-17G that happened to be nearby in September 2008. Justin filmed him in and around the B-17, and that's now a very special "Extra" on this DVD. At that time George was believed to be the last survivor of the crew that ditched Black Jack on 11 July 1943.

About the DVD

Region Free NTSC DVD
52 minute documentary & English subtitles
Motion menus & extras

 

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This page first produced 24 January 2009

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