In 1943, a few brave men reconnected an empire. They flew Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boats non stop for 32 hours across enemy territory, breaking the Japanese air blockade of Australia. Despite their brave efforts, the crews of the Double Sunrise Flights were never recognised for what they did. Today a few brave men hope to change that as they resurrect a 70 year old Catalina flying boat, and fly it half way across the world from Spain to Australia in order to preserve the memory of the Double Sunrise Flights. Their epic journey from 2011 will inspire you to persevere and to never give up hope. A feature-length documentary film covering this momentous feat is in the final stages of production. Called ‘The Return of the Catalina’, it will be available in both DVD and Digital Download on July 17th of this year.
A YouTube Trailer to the film can be seen HERE!
For those interested in keeping tabs on the documentary, the following links are available:
In addition, there is currently a promotion on offer for a related documentary by the same producer called ‘The Double Sunrise Flights’.which retells the tale of those daring RAAF personnel who flew the Catalina re-supply missions into blockaded Australia during the early, dark days of the Pacific war. Those interested in seeing the film can download it for just $6.95 (RRP $14.95), but if they type in the promo code: “catalina” they will get an extra $2.00 off the price bringing it to $4.95. Please click HERE to download the film.