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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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The Flying Fist of the Air Force! 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

On the flight line for the first mission to Berlin is seen the P-47D named "Nell" with the insignia of the 65th Fighter Squadron "Fighting Cocks" on its nose - however the details of the insignia have been painted over. See more »

Goofs

When the P-47 squadron attacks and strafes a German airfield, a good deal of the gun camera footage actually shows Japanese aircraft being shot up. See more »

Soundtracks

You're In The Army Now
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
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Great camera footage
17 August 1999 | by 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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