Burma Bridge Busters

2003

Burma Bridge Busters is a compelling documentary by Academy Award-winning documentarian James Moll (The Last Days)† that takes an in-depth look at the 490th US Army Air Corps Bomb Squadron, who flew scores of bombing missions in China-Burma-India—the so-called "forgotten theater" of WWII.

Between February 1943 and August 1945, the squadron flew 615 missions, dropped 8,257,000 pounds of bombs and destroyed 192 bridges, earning them the nickname "Burma Bridge Busters."

Produced for The National WWII Museum, Burma Bridge Busters is a heartfelt tribute to the brave men of the 490th Squadron.

† Academy Award for Best Documentary, Features (1999).