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Francis William 'Frankie' Davis (as Pvt. Lon McCallister)
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Helen
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Irving Miller (as Sgt. Edmond O'Brien)
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Jane Preston
Mark Daniels ...
Alan William Ross (as Sgt. Mark Daniels)
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Dorothy Ross
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Danny 'Pinkie' Scariano (as Cpl. Don Taylor)
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Ruth Miller
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Doctor (as Cpl. Lee Cobb)
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O'Brien (as T/Sgt. Peter Lind Hayes)
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Whitey / Andrews Sister (as Cpl. Red Buttons)
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Robert Edward 'Bobby' Crills (as Cpl. Barry Nelson)
Rune Hultman ...
Dave Anderson (as Sgt. Rune Hultman)
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Capt. McIntyre (as Cpl. Garry Merrill)
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Lt. Thompson (as Sgt. George Reeves)
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Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the five struggle through the rigid training and grueling tests involved in becoming pilots. Not all of them succeed, and tragedy awaits for some. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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22 December 1944 (USA)  »

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Cita en los cielos  »

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Spirit of the Air Corps
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Written by Major William J. Clinch
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One of the all-time best
18 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie once as a kid on the late-late show and fell in love with it.

It took 30+ years, but I recently did find it on DVD - it wasn't cheap, either - in a catalog that specialized in war movies. We watched it last night for the first time. The audio was good, however it was grainy and had the trailers between reels. Even so, it was better than I remembered it. I was also impressed at how true it was to the play.

The catalog is around here someplace. If you're sincere in finding it, fire me a missive and I'll see if I can get you the info. cartwrightbride@yahoo.com


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