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The film begins with the following written foreword: "When the Pacific Fleet was destroyed by the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, it remained for the submarines to carry the war to the enemy. In the four years that followed our undersea craft sank six million tons of Japanese shipping including some of the proudest ships of the imperial navy. Fifty-two of our submarines and thirty-five hundred men were lost. It is to these men and the entire silent service that this picture is humbly dedicated." It ends with with the following statement: "To the United States Navy for its aid and cooperation in making this picture possible our grateful thanks." George Waggner's onscreen credit reads: "Written and directed by George Waggner." This film marked the first screen appearance of actor Philip Carey. Operation Pacific received a merit citation from the Southern California Motion Picture Council.