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Winning Your Wings (1942)

Approved  |   |  Short, History, War  |  28 May 1942 (USA)
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Inspirational short film designed to encourage recruits for the American Army Air Forces.

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James Stewart, famous actor and now a Lieutenant in the US Army Air Forces, hosts and narrates this short film aimed at the recruitment of officer candidates. He states that there is a great mobilization, and that 90 thousand new flying officers are needed. Due to this heavy need, he discusses how the prerequisites have been altered to encourage recruitment. He also discusses the great rate of pay, benefits, training and other advantages enjoyed by flying officers. He describes the various officer positions required for the nine man crews of the B-17 Bombers, and also various ground support officer positions available. Written by TimeNTide

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James Stewart: [Last lines] Young men of America, Your future's in the sky. Your wings are waiting!
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Army Air Corps Song
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Captain Robert Crawford
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What a wonderful curio from WWII
21 July 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very fascinating curio from WWII starring Jimmy Stewart. This is an Army Air Corps recruitment short in which Stewart, after a year in the service, addresses the public to sell them on joining. The film is briskly paced, interesting to watch and has a lot of great footage of aircraft (particularly interesting to airplane aficionados are the early B-17 A and B versions--pretty rare to see this footage). While I doubt if this film would excite most kids, it is a great film historically. Plus, it is one of the few films Stewart made exploiting his service, as he tended to downplay this and few people actually knew that he eventually retired a Brigadeer General after many years of service.

By the way, one of the young guys in the film that was thrilled about joining up had a girlfriend that looks like Judy Garland. It's not--I checked and it's Juanita Stark. They could have been sisters!


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