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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This short is included as a bonus on the 2003 Warner 2 disc DVD set of Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). See more
Featured in Warner at War
Hail to the Chief
Written by James Sanderson
(music) and Sir Walter Scott
Performed by the studio orchestra See more