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Dive Bomber (1941) was a Drama - War Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Robert Lord.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyBert GlennonNominated
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"Dive Bomber," Starring Errol Flynn and ... Jack Benny?

By David on Dec 23, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

The 1941 film "Dive Bomber" was released a month or so before the attack on Pearl Harbor. America wasn't yet formally involved in World War II, and it would be a few more months before Jack Warner started strutting around the Warner lot in the Army officer's dress uniform he'd had custom tailored in... Read full article


"Dive Bomber," Starring Errol Flynn and ... Jack Benny?

By David on Dec 23, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

The 1941 film "Dive Bomber" was released a month or so before the attack on Pearl Harbor. America wasn't yet formally involved in World War II, and it would be a few more months before Jack Warner started strutting around the Warner lot in the Army officer's dress uniform he'd had custom tailored in... Read full article


Dive Bomber(1941).

By Dawn on Aug 15, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Dive Bomber(1941). Directed by Michael Curtiz. It is known for both its beautiful photography of pre-World War II United States Navy aircraft and as a historical document of the US in 1941, including the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, one of the best known World War II US warships. The film was t... Read full article


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This movie functions somewhat as an historical record of the US Navy aircraft carrier the USS Enterprise during World War II, according to the article "A Viewer's Guide to Aviation Movies" by Jack Hardwick and Ed Schnepf in the book 'The Making of the Great Aviation Films'.
Jack Benny did a parody of this movie on his radio show which aired 10/26/1941
One of the pilots who flew the planes in the film footage was Navy Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare. O'Hare served as a fighter pilot in the Pacific and shot down five Japanese planes in his first battle, earning ace status and the Medal of Honor. O'Hare would go on to down 12 planes total and become one of the top heroes of the war before he was killed in action off the Gilbert Islands in November, 1943. O'Hare International Airport in Chicago was later named for him.
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