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Mosquito Squadron (1969)

G  |   |  War, Drama  |  17 January 1970 (UK)
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Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Quint Munroe
Suzanne Neve ...
Beth Scott
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Air Commodore Hufford
David Buck ...
Sqn. Ldr. David 'Scotty' Scott
David Dundas ...
Flt. Lieut. Douglas Shelton
Dinsdale Landen ...
Wing Commander Clyde Penrose
Nicky Henson ...
Flt. Sgt. Wiley Bunce
Bryan Marshall ...
Sqn. Ldr. Neale
Michael Anthony ...
Father Bellague
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
Mrs. Scott
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Mr. Scott
Vladek Sheybal ...
Lieutenant Schack
Michael McGovern ...
Flt. Lieutenant Bannister
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Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to 'aim' a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty's young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight ... Written by KGF Vissers

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To save England, he must sacrifice everything he loves.

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El escuadrón mosquito  »

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Trivia

The British aircraft featured in this film, the DH98 De Havilland Mosquito, was unique in that, due to a wartime shortage of strategic metals, its wings and fuselage were skinned with a plywood laminate material instead of the aluminum alloy usually used on aircraft of this era. For this reason the plane was sometimes referred to as the Wooden Wonder. See more »

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There are only 4 Mosquitos attacking the V-1 launchers in the opening sequence, but 6 loads of bombs are shown being dropped. See more »

Quotes

Major Kemble: [Indicating the German flak gunners] Noisy lot, wern't they
Munroe: Lat's a lot of flak for one chateau! they must have something they don't want seen.
Major Kemble: It's a good reason for us to have to go in again!
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Real Messerschmitts
27 April 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The claim by the movie makers to be using real Messerschmitts is valid, as they are ME 108's. ME 108'S were often seen in War movies: Darryl F Zanuck's D Day being one prime example. ME 108's were a two seater trainer version capable of carrying weapons.

The fighter version ME109's seen exploding in the movie Mosquito Squadron are models. Real ME 109's being far too valuable not to mention non existent as there were NO German ME 109's airworthy back then, only Spanish versions. The Spanish versions had a slightly different nose due to different engine plant. The Spanish Messerschmitts 109's were used in the making of the movie The Battle of Britain.


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