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Fighter Squadron (1948)

 -  Action | War  -  27 November 1948 (USA)
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During World War II, an insubordinate fighter pilot finds the shoe on the other foot when he's promoted.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Capt. Stuart L. Hamilton
John Rodney ...
Col. William 'Bill' Brickley
Tom D'Andrea ...
M / Sgt. James F. Dolan
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Brig. Gen. Mike McCready
James Holden ...
Lt. Tennessee Atkins
Walter Reed ...
Capt. Duke Chappell
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Brig. Gen. Mel Gilbert
Arthur Space ...
Maj. Sanford
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Lt. 'Shorty' Kirk
Bill McLean ...
Pvt. Wilbur (as William McLean)
Mickey McCardle ...
Jacobs
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Captain (scenes deleted) (as Richard Taylor)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rory Mallinson ...
Guard (scenes deleted)
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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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Release Date:

27 November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escadrilles de combat  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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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

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

Some Sunday Morning
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Music by M.K. Jerome and Ray Heindorf
Played when Stu and Ed are talking in the room after Stu comes back
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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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