"Wild Bill" Kelso's leather jacket has patches on the right front pocket indicating that he has shot down three German and three Japanese planes. Given that the war had only been declared a few days before the time when the movie was set, it would not have been possible for him to go into combat against both the Germans and the Japanese in that period of time. See more
On December 7, 1941, the Naval Air Arm of the Imperial Japanese Fleet, in a surprise attack, struck the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor and hurtled an unsuspecting America into World War II.
American citizens were stunned, shocked and outraged at this treacherous attack. On the West Coast, paranoia gripped the entire population as panic-stricken citizens were convinced that California was the next target of the Imperial Japanese Forces.
Major General Joseph W. Stilwell, ...