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Beyond the Line of Duty (1942) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • 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 garykmcd
  • Reenactment of the events in the Army Air Force career of Captain Hewitt T. Wheless, particularly his harrowing escape from a squadron of Japanese fighter planes after his own plane was severely damaged in a bombing mission.

    - Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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