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Dive Bomber (1941)

 -  Drama  -  30 August 1941 (USA)
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A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.

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Tim Griffin
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A new flight surgeon and a Navy pilot overcome personal differences to work on solving the problem of Altitude Sickness which causes blackouts at high altitude. The real stars of the film are the pre-World War II navy aircraft featured in full color Written by Robert Svacha <chisox@azstarnet.com>

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Flying high, wide and handsome! See more »

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30 August 1941 (USA)  »

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Aeroplanon kathetou eformiseos  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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This movie primarily shows the planes of the USS Enterprise's Air Group 6 and the USS Saratoga's Air Group 3. The Big E and her air group fought at Midway, as did the Sara's Bombing 3 and Torpedo 3 squadrons (on the USS Yorktown as the Sara was undergoing torpedo damage repair). Neither air group was still using the Vindicator dive bomber, but both air groups were still using the Devastator torpedo plane. Torpedo 6 and Torpedo 3 lost most of their Devastators (while the USS Hornet lost all of her Torpedo 8). Most of the Devastators you see in the film were going to be lost a year later, but the pilots of the Vindicators in the movie were to going to sink the Japanese carriers. See more »

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The yellow biplane trainers are Naval Aircraft Factory N3Ns. In one sequence Flynn taxis out in a big-tailed N3N-1 and takes off in a smaller tailed N3N-3 (also different landing gear struts.) Additionally, the "N3N" stunt flying is done in a civilian Travel Air painted yellow. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Douglas S. 'Doug' Lee, MD: Just before I put her into that dive, I kept thinking to myself there are two kinds of blackouts. This belt may whip our kind and the sort they're having over London right now.
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This picture produced under the auspices of the motion picture committee, cooperating for national defense. See more »

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Featured in Dive Bomber: Keep 'Em in the Air (2005) See more »

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We Watch the Skyways
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Music by Max Steiner
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
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A wonderful look at US Naval Aviation on the eve of World War II
15 June 2000 | by (Coral Gables, Florida) – See all my reviews

While Dive Bomber has some formulaic elements, it is a glorious technicolor view of US naval aviation just before the US entered World War II. The air sequences include shots of aircraft (Vindicators, Devastators, Curtiss Hawks, etc.) that soon became obsolete and that I have never seen in any other technicolor film. The carrier scenes are set on the USS Enterprise the year before this ship fought in the Midway and Guadalcanal battles. The film is shot on location in San Diego, and I noticed landmarks like the Hotel Del Coronado and the Cabrillo lighthouse in the background. Thanks to Turner Classic Movies for playing this.


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