Narrated by Ronald Reagan, this Warner Brothers short in support of the war effort focuses on the exploits of Army Air Corps Captain Hewett T. Wheless and his exploits just after the U.S. entry into World War II. He was a ranch hand before enlisting and the film recreates his training with Wheless eventually commanding a bomber. On a mission, his aircraft encountered 18 Japanese Zeros but he managed to safely return to base, despite the severe damage to his aircraft. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism. Written by
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In the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's (AMPAS) on-line database, as well as its set of looseleaf pages listing all nominees and winners, this wartime dramatic short is incorrectly identified as an entry in Warner Bros.' "Broadway Brevities" series, which comprises musical two-reelers. See more
Narrator, Ronald Reagan
That uniform works miracles for a new cadet's confidence. Oh, but just in case we forgot to mention it, it takes plenty of work to be worthy of those uniforms.
Featured in Warner at War
You're In The Army Now
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor
and Ole Olsen
Performed by the studio orchestra See more