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Air Force (1943) was a Black-and-white - War Film directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyJames Wong Howe, Elmer Dyer, Charles MarshallNominated
Best Film EditingGeorge AmyWon
Best WritingDudley NicholsNominated

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Air Force (1943)

By Beatrice on Oct 11, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Air Force Directed by Howard Hawks Written by Dudley Nichols 1943/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Amazon Instant Video Air Force?is a solid piece of wartime propaganda, this time in the air. An air crew comprised of the usual assortment of Hollywood types has been assigned to deliver a new bomber,... Read full article

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Pilot Irish Quincannon: Tell the crew they can sleep in the next world.

Pilot Irish Quincannon: Pilot to crew: take a good look at Pearl Harbor. Maybe it's something you'll want to remember.

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The real Mary Ann was used on a tour to promote the film, then assigned to Hobbs Army Air Field in New Mexico. Some time in 1943 it was flown to Amarillo Army Air Field, where, according to a newspaper article, it was taken off flight status the next day, and assigned to ground school.
Actual newsreel footage was expertly inserted into the film, including scenes from the Battle of the Coral Sea.
The "Mary Ann" sadly was lost in the Pacific when it returned to combat duty after the release of the movie.
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