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God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)

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Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General ... See full summary »

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Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General Chennault to let him fly with the famed Flying Tigers, the heroic band of airmen who'd been fighting the Japanese long before Pearl Harbor. Scott gets his chance to fight, ultimately engaging in combat with the deadly Japanese pilot known as Tokyo Joe. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Mão Que nos Guia  »

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Both "God is My Copilot" and "Flying Tigers" had major footage filmed in the same area of Southern California, Iverson's Ranch in the Thousand Oaks area, due to it's resemblance to portions of China. See more »

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The B-25s used are G models, which were not introduced until mid-1943. The raids in the film take place in summer 1942. See more »

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Referenced in Cheers: Fear Is My Co-Pilot (1986) See more »

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War Propaganda or Political Correctness of The Era
20 March 2006 | by (The Society NY) – See all my reviews

The Flying Tigers roared onto the screen and into the imagination in two fairly good films: The Flying Tigers with John Wayne and God is My Co-Pilot, based upon the real life experiences of Colonel Scott. WWII was nothing like the politically correct war of current vintage. The American people did not love their enemy; they would have used the enemy's sacred writings for wholly sanitary purposes and bragged of the experience. The movie correctly shows this. On the other hand, in the spirit of Greater American Democracy, plenty of Neisi and Chinese actors had jobs as extras smiling at bombs away in the halycon years of the WW II propaganda movie.

The book is still worth reading even today. More than a mere autobiography or piece of US war propaganda, Scott tells of the conflict between Chennault and Stillwell, the destruction of the Flying Tigers, the eclipse of the Chinese Nationalists and the rise of Mao.

The movie has one glaring historical error in the movie: The July 4 1942 raid did not take place. The original AVG refused to fly.


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