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The McConnell Story (1955) was a Drama Film directed by Gordon Douglas and produced by Henry Blanke.

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Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.: I think I'm going to call you 'Butch'
Pearl 'Butch' Brown: Why?
Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.: Because when I look at you, you cut me into pieces.

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On August 25, 1954, while testing the fifth production F-86H (serial number 52-1981), at Edwards Air Force Base, Joseph C. McConnell, Jr. was killed in a crash following a control malfunction. The crash's cause was attributed to a missing bolt. Then Major Chuck Yeager was assigned to investigate the crash and replicated the malfunction at a much higher altitude, recovering before he hit the desert floor. The end of this movie had to be changed to reflect this event.
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