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This Man's Navy (1945)

Ned Trumpet, the chief pilot of a Navy blimp, is given to weaving accounts of the fighting prowess of his non-existent son. His friendship with widow Maude Weaver and her son Jess in effect sets him up with a real family.

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Ned Trumpet, the chief pilot of a Navy blimp, is given to weaving accounts of the fighting prowess of his non-existent son. His friendship with widow Maude Weaver and her son Jess in effect sets him up with a real family.

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At the end of the film is a rare look at the Navy's M-class blimps. Only 4 were built by Goodyear in 1944 as a larger follow-on to the K-class. Also used for anti-submarine patrol, the last M-class was retired in 1956. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, when the dirigible is landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, the starboard engine is not running. After landing and mooring, Ned gets off the ship and the starboard engine is running. See more »

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Referenced in The War: The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945 (2007) See more »

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Two movies in one
26 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

"This Man's Navy" is, as other comments have indicated, a rare and well-filmed look at Navy lighter than air (LTA) activities. The LTA crews were justly proud that the convoys they shadowed never lost a ship to submarine attack. And the filming at the various NAS locations give a valuable glimpse at a type of aviation that is long gone. However, the first half of the movie is all about Beery, his relationship with his service pals, and him meeting the Tom Drake character and his mother, and getting Drake's leg fixed. Only then does the second film start. The second film is mostly LTAs in action, taking on a surfaced sub, guys get killed and much damage is caused. The look is fairly gritty and realistic, I imagine. Then we shift to Southeast Asia. Did the Navy have LTAs there? Never mind, this part is really wild, with a blimp being used to extract some downed aircrew from the jungle. And the Japs are shooting like mad. Shades of Vietnam, except the getaway is oh, so leisurely. This is a blimp we're talking about. In the end, a feel-good WWII drama about a very unusual part of the war.


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