Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers. In particular, he must handle the difficulties created by a reckless hot-shot pilot named Woody Jason, who not only wants to fight a one-man war but to waltz off with Gordon's girlfriend. Written by
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STRONG Brave Men Flying In The Face Of Death That We May LIVE
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and Theodore Lydecker
, Republic Pictures' special effects wizards, shot all outdoor effects shots around Santa Fe, New Mexico, in order to take advantage of the impressive cloud formations. See more
The AVG did not engage in any combat prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Their first combat mission against the Japanese was December 20, 1941. See more
[after Woody joins a sortie against Jim's orders, in a fighter without ammo or a radio, and gets himself shot down
Where do you think you are, with some broken-down flying circus?
Aw, it would've been a cinch; I was ridin' the murder-spot right above those Jap bombers! If I had ammo, I'd have blown them clear out of China!
Instead, you wasted a good ship!
Hey, you talk like that crate's more important than me.
I can't afford to lose planes OR pilots...
It's like I told you earlier, Pappy: All I...
That Old Feeling
Music by Sammy Fain
Played on a record in the Chinese restaurant See more