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Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter (1943)

Passed  |   |  Documentary, Short, History  |  2 February 1943 (USA)
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Military training film on the characteristics, capabilities, weaknesses, and recognition of the World War II Japanese fighter aircraft known as the Zero.

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Art Gilmore ...
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Lt. Jimmy Saunders (uncredited)
Harvey Stephens ...
The Major (uncredited)
Craig Stevens ...
Lt. Weldon - P-40 Pilot (uncredited)
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Military training film on the characteristics, capabilities, weaknesses, and recognition of the World War II Japanese fighter aircraft known as the Zero. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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2 February 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jap Zero  »

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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the flyers who are helping to make the total number of zeros....zero. See more »

Connections

Featured in If You Love This Planet (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Army Air Corps Song
(1939)
("Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder")
(also called "The Army Air Force")
Written by Captain Robert Crawford
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Excellent Example of Well Designed Training
20 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a great discussion of this film, see the article "Recognition of the Japanese Zero: What We Have Learned 65 Years Later" in Educational Technology July-Aug 2007 pg 39-41 by Denis Hylnka and Pauline Broderick. It points out how the film is an excellent example of well designed training -

"...this 19-minute film should be required viewing by every instruction designer and instructional technologist today. This film applies literally every technique of behaviorist learning theory; it is an example of one of the classic aesthetic products to emerge from the field of education technology; it is a significant historical document; and, finally, the film is illustrative of the figure/ground interactions of communication theory."

After reading this article, I can to this website looking to buy a copy.


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