Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers. In particular, he must handle the difficulties created by a reckless hot-shot pilot named Woody Jason, who not only wants to fight a one-man war but to waltz off with Gordon's girlfriend.
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NUNCA COMO HASTA AHORA SE FILMO LA GUERRA EL EL AIRE TAN CRUENTA, TAN REAL, TAN VIOLENTA! (original Argentine poster - all caps)
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claimed that no actual aircraft were used in this movie, with the effects being created by Republic Pictures' 15-man special effects department, headed by he and his brother, Howard Lydecker
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In the opening air combat sequence, a very brief shot showed a bi-plane (WW1 style double wing aircraft) spinning and smoking out of control. It was from German Air Force gun-camera combat footage shot during the invasion of Poland. Bi-planes were used in the early battles of WW2, including for example the defence of Malta from the Italians by RAF Gloucester Gladiators and also as trainers or naval seaplanes. By the time the USA belatedly entered the war they had largely been withdrawn from service. See more
How come you guys wear laundry tickets on your jackets?
Oh, these aren't laundry tickets. This is in case you get shot down over Chinese territory, so they'll know you're an American volunteer.
What if you're shot down over JAPANESE territory?
Then you've got nothing to worry about.
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
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