Wing and a Prayer Overview:

Wing and a Prayer (1944) was a War - Drama Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Walter Morosco and William A. Bacher.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingJerome CadyNominated

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The air craft carrier seen in this movie was the USS Yorktown II. This flat top also featured in another of Twentieth Century-Fox production, the documentary, The Fighting Lady.
This movie was originally conceived to be a historically factual account of the Battle of Midway as well as being a biographical treatment of Torpedo Squadron 8 and Ensign George Gay.
This movie's opening prologue states: "For the purposes of military security the names of men and some of the ships in this motion picture are fictitious, but the important incidents and the heroism are history."
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