A propaganda film, made in the early months of World War II, dramatizing a new group of U.S. Army Air Force pilots receiving their wings from Lt. General H.H. Arnold: on off-screen narrator introduces four of them to us, we see them before the war, during flight training, and in their first assignments as pilots. In flashbacks, we see one with his parents, we meet another's younger brother, we see one with his wife, and meet the fourth pilot's sweetheart. By the film's end, they are flying planes and matériel to General MacArthur in Australia and their families see Air Force planes flying overhead, protecting the nation from invasion.
25 July 1942 (USA)
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Technicolor Specials (1941-1942 season) #6: Men of the Sky
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(RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
On November 22, 1942, the B-17 in this film with tail number 12536 (serial 41-2536) was lost along with its crew on a mission attacking Japanese ships 60 miles off Lae, New Guinea, when it caught fire and crashed into the sea. No trace of the plane or crew was found. See more
The narrator identifies General Arnold, and General Arnold identifies General Cousins. See more
America, the Beautiful
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Performed by the orchestra toward the end See more