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A Fighter Pilot's Story (1993)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, War  |  12 November 1993 (USA)
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An emotional and eye-opening view of the horrors of World War II, as lived and told by WWII American fighter pilot, Quentin Aanenson.


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Credited cast:
Quentin Aanenson ...
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Jacqueline G. Aanenson ...
Herself (voice)


Quentin Aanenson's personal stories of near-death experiences, the death of friends, and the lifetime of pain and mental turmoil that comes with having to kill your fellow man. These stories are often untold by many veterans of war for the sake of avoiding reliving the nightmares. Quentin's deeply touching film has helped bring understanding and closure to thousands of people living with veterans of war or left behind by soldiers killed in combat. Written by Curtis Murphy

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Documentary | War


Not Rated




Release Date:

12 November 1993 (USA)  »

Box Office


$25,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Mr. Aanenson passed away on December 28, 2008. See more »

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One of the best WW2 air war stories from a man who lived it
4 August 2014 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

This moving story was largely woven from letters between Quintin's wife and himself and covers the entire range of his service from induction through training, air battles, and discharge. It is written with both humor and pathos.

Unfortunately, someone broke into his locker and filched most of the gun camera shots made from his own airplane, but he made up for this with many other gun camera shots that will keep you riveted to the TV screen. Most of his squadron mates and close friends didn't survive the war. His story is told with style and class.

This film will show you the reality of the WW2 air war as it really was without the usual Hollywood artistic license and embellishments for effect. Get a copy of this fine film if you can find one. It's a keeper.

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