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633 Squadron (1964) was a War - Drama Film directed by Walter Grauman and produced by Lewis J. Rachmil.

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Air Vice Marshal Davis: [message to Wing Cmdr. Grant] Linge destroyed. Enemy anti-aircraft intact. You have permission to abort.
Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant: Hoppy?
Flying Officer Hoppy Hopkinson: Abort.
Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant: Blue Leader to all sections. Enemy anti-aircraft intact. Keep your eyes open. We're going in.


Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant: Two die, two get married. Kind of evens things up.
Lt. Erik Bergman: I thought you were against marriage.
Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant: I'm also against death. But it happens anyway.


[last lines]
Squadron Leader Adams: Well, at least the rockets won't happen.
Air Vice Marshal Davis: Of course they'll happen. But they won't start tomorrow, or this month or on D-Day, and that's important.
Squadron Leader Adams: Then what's it all add up to? All their sacrifice?
Air Vice Marshal Davis: A successful operation.
Squadron Leader Adams: But they're probably all dead. All 633 Squadron.
Air Vice Marshal Davis: You can't kill a squadron.


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Three of the airworthy Mosquitoes used in the film were TT35 models (target tug versions of the B35 bomber). These were made to resemble FB MkVI (fighter bomber) versions by painting over the clear perspex nosecones and side windows and fitting dummy machine gun barrels. The fourth airworthy Mosquito was a T3 model with a solid nose which only required the fitting of dummy gun barrels.
The Norwegian underground receives a message in Morse code telling them that "M Day" has been moved up to 0630 hours. It is actually sent in good Morse code, but the entire text of the message reads only "MX" and there is no sign-off.
The German "fighters" were actually 4-seat Messerschmitt 108 "Taifuns," painted to look like Me-109 fighters.
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