Walter Matthau plays the role of Lieutenant Burch in a drama about Naval carrier pilots during World War II.
Did You Know?
To train for the role of Lieutenant Burch, Walter Matthau
underwent Naval technique training and flight plotting skills aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. In real life, Matthau served in World War II as a radio operator attached to a bomb squadron in Europe and Germany. Matthau won six battle stars. See more