Air Force 1943 DVD - John Ridgely / Gig Young

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On December 6, 1941 nine B-17 bomber set off on a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii. One of the bombers, the Mary Ann, is commanded by 'Irish' Quincannon. The bombardier, Tommy McMartin, has a sister living in Hawaii and the co-pilot, Bill Williams, is sweet on her. The men are all highly professional with the exception of aerial gunner Joe Winocki, a bitter man who has every intention of leaving the army air corps. They arrive at Hickam Field on the morning of December 7, just as the Japanese are attacking Pearl Harbor and other military facilities. All of the men prepare to face the enemy, including Winocki whose attitude changes quickly. The bomber and its crew will participate in many missions but not all will survive.

Cast

John Ridgely    Captain Michael Aloysius "Irish" Quincannon, Sr., Pilot
Gig Young    Lt. William Williams, Co-Pilot
Arthur Kennedy    Lt. Thomas C. McMartin, Bombardier
Charles Drake    Lt. Monk Hauser, Jr., Navigator
Harry Carey    Master Sergeant Robert "Robbie" White, Flight Engineer & Crew Chief
George Tobias    Corporal Weinberg, Assistant Crew Chief
Ward Wood    Corporal "Minnesota" Peterson, Radio Operator
Ray Montgomery    Private Chester, Assistant Radio Operator
John Garfield    Sergeant Joe Winocki, Aerial Gunner
James Brown    Lt. Thomas "Tex" Rader, Pursuit Pilot - (Passenger)
Stanley Ridges    Major Mallory - Clark Field
Willard Robertson    Colonel at Hickam Field
Moroni Olsen    Colonel Blake - Commanding Officer at Manila
Edward Brophy (as Edward S. Brody)    Sergeant J.J. Callahan, USMC
Richard Lane    Major W.G. Roberts
Bill Crago    Pilot P.T. Moran at Manila
Faye Emerson    Susan McMartin - Tommy's Sister
Addison Richards    Major Daniels
James Flavin    Major A.M. Bagley
Leah Baird    Nurse #2
Ann Doran    Mrs. Mary Quincannon
Ruth Ford    Nurse

Runtime: 124 Minutes

 
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