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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The Flying Fist of the Air Force!
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Did You Know?
The fighter squadron in the film was equipped with 16 Republic P-47 Thunderbolts culled from Air National Guard units from Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. That is why the P-47s have different color schemes and other markings. The planes depicting Luftwaffe fighters were North American P-51 Mustangs from the California Air National Guard. The ANG pilots were able to fulfill their active duty flying requirements during the production of this film. See more
German ground vehicles are marked with a Nazi swastika on the cab instead of the more likely Balkenkreuz cross. See more
Music by Walter Donaldson
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