Captains of the Clouds

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Captains of the Clouds movie poster.

Movie (1942)
French title : Les Chevaliers du ciel (1942)

Starring:
James Cagney (Brian MacLean)
Dennis Morgan (Johnny Dutton)
Brenda Marshall (Emily Foster)
Alan Hale (Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murph)
George Tobias (Blimp Lebec)
Reginald Gardiner (Scrounger Harris)

Brian McLean is a ruthless bush-pilot in Canada. He offers some other pilots an opportunity of earning a lot of money, but he marries the girlfriend of one of them. After listening to Churchill's famous "Blood, sweat and tears" radio address he and some other pilots decide to join the RCAF - and his superior is the pilot who's girlfriend he has married. Due to this and the fact, that McLean doesn't like to obey he gets into troubles.

Noorduyn Norseman Mk I

Bush pilot (James Cagney) Brian McLean’s aircraft. This was the prototype Norseman, registered CF-AYO. Fake registration CF-HGO was applied for filming.

Noorduyn Norseman Mk I
Noorduyn Norseman Mk I
Noorduyn Norseman Mk I
Noorduyn Norseman Mk I
Noorduyn Norseman Mk I

Arrival at Uplands RCAF Base, with wheels.

Noorduyn Norseman Mk I

Fairchild 71C

Bush pilot Johnny Dutton’s aircraft. Fake registration CF-NBP.

Fairchild 71C
Fairchild 71C
Fairchild 71C
Fairchild 71C
Fairchild 71C

Waco ZQC-6

Bush pilot Lebec’s aircraft. Fake registration CF-GHV.

Waco ZQC-6
Waco ZQC-6
Waco ZQC-6
Waco ZQC-6
Waco ZQC-6

Waco YKC

Bush pilot Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murphy’s aircraft. Fake registration CF-JPY. Seen in the background.

Waco YKC

In the background.

Waco YKC
Waco YKC
Waco YKC

Supermarine Spitfire I

AVION COTC EA.jpg

North American Harvard II

North American Harvard II of the RCAF.
North American Harvard II of the RCAF.
North American Harvard II of the RCAF.
North American Harvard II of the RCAF.
North American Harvard II of the RCAF.

North American Yale

French Armée de l’Air specification NA-64, 119 aircraft not delivered to France in 1940. Sold to RCAF as Yale.

North American Yale of the RCAF.
North American Yale of the RCAF.
North American Yale of the RCAF.
North American Yale of the RCAF. The furthest two aircraft (3399 & 3400) still exist in airworthy condition in Ontario, Canada. The third one has still its French Roundel (see talk tab to know why).
North American Yale of the RCAF.
North American Yale of the RCAF. Notice the wing still shows a French roundel.

Northrop A-17A Nomad

Northrop A-17A Nomad of the RCAF.
Northrop A-17A Nomad of the RCAF.
Northrop A-17A Nomad of the RCAF.
Northrop A-17A Nomad of the RCAF.

Fleet 16B Finch II

Fleet 16B Finch II of the RCAF.
Fleet 16B Finch II of the RCAF.
Fleet 16B Finch II of the RCAF.
Fleet 16B Finch II of the RCAF.

Avro Anson Mk.I

Avro Anson Mk.I of the RCAF.
Avro Anson Mk.I of the RCAF.
Avro Anson Mk.I of the RCAF.
Avro Anson Mk.I of the RCAF.
Avro Anson Mk.I of the RCAF.
Avro Anson Mk.I of the RCAF.

Lockheed L-12A Electra Junior

On the left.

Lockheed L-12A Electra Junior.
Lockheed L-12A Electra Junior.

In the background.

Lockheed L-12A Electra Junior.

Fairey Battle Mk I

Fairey Battle Mk I of the RCAF.
Fairey Battle Mk I of the RCAF.
Fairey Battle Mk I of the RCAF.
Fairey Battle Mk I of the RCAF.
Fairey Battle Mk I of the RCAF.

Lockheed Hudson III

Lockheed Hudson III of the RAF.
Lockheed Hudson III of the RAF.
Lockheed Hudson III of the RAF.
Lockheed Hudson III of the RAF.
Lockheed Hudson III of the RAF.

Hawker Hurricane I

Used to represent a Messerschmitt Bf 109 of the Luftwaffe intercepting the Hudson convoy over Atlantic ocean.

Hawker Hurricane I
Hawker Hurricane I
Hawker Hurricane I
Hawker Hurricane I
Hawker Hurricane I

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