Footage of SNJ trainers painted as Japanese aircraft and footage of SB2U Vindicator dive bombers used to represent Navy SBD dive bombers and TBD torpedo planes
Scenes of Dolittle's Tokyo raid at the beginning of the movie are from Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.
Several action scenes, including the one were a Zero slams into the Yorktown's bridge, were taken from Away All Boats.
All the model work showing the Japanese carrier force, the scene where the Japanese fishermen wave to the planes, and all the exteriors on the Japanese ships not involving the main characters
Long shots of dogfighting aircraft and close-up of German bomber exploding
Most sequences of the Japanese air raids on Midway are stock shots from 20th Century Fox's Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tom: "'Midway,' in Sensurround"
Crow: "The movie 'Midway' had fewer boats than this."
Airman Tyree says it made him want to be a pilot.
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The fireball of a crippled plane into the aircraft carrier deck was used as a SB2C Helldiver crashing into the aircraft carrier. It's actual footage of a test flight of an F9F Panther crashing onto the USS Midway in 1951. The pilot survived.
A clip is shown. One of Roger Ebert's Dogs of the Year.
clips from film are shown