Former U.S. Marine pilot Greg "Pappy" Boyington is flying with the American Volunteer Group (the Flying Tigers) in China. After Pearl Harbor brings America into World War II, Greg leaves the AVG to rejoin the Marine Corps. He refuses to be relegated to a desk job and, against all military protocol, forms his own fighter squadron from a group of misfits and disciplinary cases.
Did You Know?
The Flying Tigers were actually paid a bonus of $500 for every Japanese plane shot down. This is about $10,000 in 2018 dollars. However, payment was usually delayed until the end of the month due to the shortage of cash. See more
The first dog fight Robert Conrad character goes up against two Japanese Zeros there are several brief cockpit views where the bandage on his left cheek moves to his right cheek and then back again to his left cheek. See more
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