At an American air base in England, 1943, is conniving Sergeant Dolan, who manipulates everyone, and insubordinate ace fighter pilot Major Ed Hardin. When Ed is promoted to commander of his group, he must fight his former anti-authority stance as well as the enemy; tension grows as D-Day approaches. Generally lighthearted between moments of technicolor gore; lots of air combat footage, much of it genuine. Written by
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If it had wings, they'd fly it! If it had skirts they'd fight for it!
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Filmed on location at Oscoda Army Air Field (Wurtsmith AFB), Michigan. See more
Wrong markings on the P-47's. The story is set in England, and is of the 8th Air Force. All 8th AF planes had a three letter alphabetic code system. Two letters ahead of the insignia on the fuselage indicated the squadron of the plane, and a single letter to the rear indicated the plane within the squadron. In the film, there is a two-digit numerical code. This was done by the movie makers to match documentary outtakes from William Wyler's "Thunderbolt", a documentary about 12th air force P-47's. The 12 AF used a two-digit marking to indicate a particular plane. For the same reason, the color bands at the front of the cowlings are only about half as wide as they should be for 8th AF planes. See more
Music by Walter Donaldson
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