Seven weeks after Pearl Harbor, volunteers form the new 2nd Marine Raider Battalion whose purpose is to raid Japanese-held islands. The men selected come from different walks of life but have toughness in common. Under command of Colonel Thorwald, they are trained in all imaginable forms of combat. Then, after a perilous submarine journey, they face a daunting first mission: to annihilate the much larger Japanese garrison of Makin Island.
Cast: Randolph Scott, Robert Mitchum, Noah Beery Jr., J Carrol Naish, Alan Curtis