Victory Through Air Power (film) Based on Maj. Alexander P. de Seversky’s book of the same title, the film shows how long-range air power could cause the defeat of the Axis and Japan during World War II. It opens with an animated history of aviation, followed by scenes of Major de Seversky expressing his theories about air power and its further development. Filmmakers use animation to produce strikingly vivid graphics of the Allied forces pounding the Axis strongholds. To the strains of a stirring “Song of the Eagle,” an animated eagle is dramatically shown attacking the heart of Japan with a dagger. Released on July 17, 1943 by United Artists, although all other Disney films at the time were being released by RKO. Sequence directors were Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, James Algar. Animation supervisor was David Hand. 65 min. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. The history of aviation sequences were reissued as part of Man in Flight and Fly with Von Drake on television, and as an educational film, History of Aviation.