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The Cold Blue (2018)

TV-PG | | Documentary, War | 4 July 2019 (USA)
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A tribute to one of the world's great filmmakers and the men of the 8th Air Force who flew mission after suicidal mission in the Second World War.


Erik Nelson


Erik Nelson





Credited cast:
V.G. Alexander V.G. Alexander ... Self
Paul Haedike Paul Haedike ... Self
Mort Kimmel Mort Kimmel ... Self
William Toombs William Toombs ... Self
Al Villagran Al Villagran ... Self


In 1943, director William Wyler crafted 'Memphis Belle,' a tribute to the titular WWII bomber. Using footage from the National Archives shot by Wyler and his team, director Erik Nelson has created a new film, featuring narration from some of the last surviving B-17 pilots. Written by AFI Fest

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The Air Force has gone by a number of names since it's creation in 1907. In 1926 it was designated as the US Army Air Corps / USAAC. That name was changed 20 June 1941 to US Army Air Forces / USAAF, simply known as the Army Air Forces. The Air Force retained the USAAF name through out WWII until as mentioned above it became a separate branch of the military in 1947, the US Air Force. See more »


V.G. Alexander: Very good people. As you know, at the beginning of the war they weren't too enamored by the Yanks comin' over. They said we were "overpaid, oversexed and over here,"
V.G. Alexander: I remember that.
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References The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944) See more »

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24 May 2019 | by qhtmikeSee all my reviews

We owe so much to these boys plucked from farms, shops, and their homes to fight Hitler in Europe in 1942. These boys left home, some of them not yet 20 years old. Fighting cold, German fighters, and fear of not coming home at the end of a mission, they were the 8th Air Force flying daylight bombing missions against the German fatherland. Flying 5 hours there and 5 back while flying thru German fighters and flak to lay a few bombs on a target they may had hit the day before and the day before that too. Sometimes barely making it home with only part of a tail or on 3 engines to land and have their ground crews patch them up for the next mission. So proud of these teenagers and early 20's boys forced to grow up too fast and too early in a war they didn't start or want either.

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