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Strategic Air Command (1955) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Anthony Mann .

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingBeirne Lay, Jr.Nominated
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STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Nov 12, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Olive Films has just released the 1955 Air Force epic STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND on Blu-ray. The movie is one of the many collaborations between actor James Stewart and director Anthony Mann. Jimmy Stewart was a life-long aviation buff, and he had a distinguished record serving as a pilot in World War I... Read full article


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Gen. Ennis C. Hawkes: Don't tell me about your little problems! I'm only interested in results!


Lt. Col. Robert 'Dutch' Holland: You got any kids?
Sgt. Bible: Yep, two. One on the ramp, one in the hangar!


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The B-36 and B-47 bomber aircraft showcased in the film were such powerful deterrents against Soviet aggression in the 1950's that neither plane ever had to be used in combat, verifying the Strategic Air Command's motto of "Peace Is Our Profession."
James Stewart flew one combat mission over Vietnam while serving as a reservist and eventually retired as a Brigadier General.
The B-47 cockpit used in the film is now on display at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, CA.
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