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Fighter Squadron (1948)

During World War II, an insubordinate fighter pilot finds the shoe on the other foot when he's promoted.

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M / Sgt. James F. Dolan
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James Holden ...
Lt. Tennessee Atkins
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Capt. Duke Chappell
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Brig. Gen. Mel Gilbert
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Maj. Sanford
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Lt. 'Shorty' Kirk
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Pvt. Wilbur (as William McLean)
Mickey McCardle ...
Jacobs
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Captain (scenes deleted) (as Richard Taylor)
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Storyline

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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Those Guys in the Skies with Wings on Their Hearts Bring a Roaring New Thrill to Yours! See more »

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Action | War

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27 November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escuadrón de combate  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed on location at Oscoda Army Air Field (Wurtsmith AFB), Michigan. See more »

Goofs

During the briefing before D-Day; Edmund O'Brien may have misspoken. He stated that one of the squadrons would be loaded with "frag 260s". Two hundred sixty pound bombs were not in the American inventory; but 250 were. See more »

Soundtracks

My Buddy
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Played when all the men are at the bar
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Great camera footage
17 August 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

A rollicking WWII film and a treat for fans of the P-47 Thunderbolt. The flying scenes are great and (if I remember correctly) one of the USAAF fighter pilots actually asks a question about who plays for the Dodgers in order to smoke out false orders radioed to the Group by the Germans. Worth a look-see.


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