Major Chick Davis proves to the U.S. Army the superiority of high altitude precision bombing, and establishes a school for bombardiers. Training is followed in semi-documentary style, with personal dramas in subplots. The climax is a spectacular, if somewhat jingoistic, battle sequence.
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Did You Know?
This film represents one of four movies made by Hollywood during the 1940s that were about or related to the US military's Dolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan, during World War II. The four (the first three considered "fictionalized") are Destination Tokyo
(1943); The Purple Heart
(1944); this film; and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
(1944), the last being the most accurate and least fictionalized of the four. See more
Wires are clearly visible on Buck's plane and on most of the aircraft in the big bombing raid. See more
Maj. Chick Davis
The three greatest things in a bombadier's existence are: 'Hit the target', 'Hit the target', and 'Hit the target'.
Brigadier General Eugene L. Eubank is billed first because he is credited in the forward before any cast is mentioned, and he is not listed in the comprehensive end credits. See more
Also available in a computer colorized version. See more
References Goodbye, Mr. Chips
You're In The Army Now
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor
and Ole Olsen
Melody included in "Song of the Bombardiers" See more