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
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Did You Know?
Actor Richard Loo who plays the notorious "Tokyo Joe" in this film was also in Republic's 1942 opus "Flying Tigers" as Dr. Tsing who was staff physician for the AVG. See more
The Japanese radio announcer makes multiple references to the "Imperial Japanese Air Force". There was no such component of the Japanese military - the Japanese Army and Navy each had an air arm (and if the enemy fighters were Zeroes, they would have been flown by Naval aviators.) See more
Referenced in Cheers: Fear Is My Co-Pilot