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The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

G | | Adventure, War | July 1969 (USA)
A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Col. Greg Brandon
Gen. Palmer
Wing Cmdr. Taffy Howard
Michael Evans ...
Group Commander
Sgt. Kruger
Noam Pitlik ...
Lt. Jacoby
Lt. Archer
Capt. Douglass
Tim McIntire ...
Lt. Quimby
Barry Atwater ...
Gen. Conway
Scott Thomas ...
Lt. Richman
John Carter ...
Maj. Varga
Charles Dierkop ...


A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

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The biggest air-borne armada of the war - a thousand bombers on a secret mission to destroy the Nazi dream of a Thousand Year Reich! See more »


Adventure | War


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Release Date:

July 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 1,000 Plane Raid  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the crash sequence in the middle of the movie with Christopher Day George's B-17 the plane sbown burning is a B-29. See more »


When Col. Brandon crashes on take off the plane they show burning on the runway is a B29 not a B17. See more »

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Better in Spanish!
25 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this 36 year old movie on a Spanish T.V. channel.It was a midnight movie and it's dubbed in Spanish. This movie is very and I mean very cheaply made. It looks more like a made for T.V. movie. However, it was made in 1969 and most likely it was riding on the coat-tails of such films as Battle for Britan or Operation Crossbow. I like Christopher George, but the poor guy just wasn't given any decent acting roles. I feel his "meatiest" role was that of gunman Nelson McCloud in the John Wayne movie, El Dorado. Sadly, Christopher George died of a massive heart attack at 54, and is best remembered for his hit 1960s T.V. show, The Rat Patrol. As for this film, well, it's better in Spanish! Only thing, I don't speak Spanish!

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