The Mystery Squadron

Welcome to IMPDb!
Dedicated to identifying aircraft throughout Movies, Television, and Video Games!


Dear Friends:

As many of you have noticed, The Internet Movie Plan Database ( has recently had a hard time keeping up with the growing demands of our users. In 2009 when a couple of us got together to begin putting the website together, space was never an issue. In fact, it has steadily grown with virtually no problems throughout the years.

In about the middle of 2016 we began to run into server space issues. We have since made upgrades (moving to a VPS, buying more space, etc), but the site continues to outgrow the upgrades. The meager ad revenue generated by the site isn't sufficient to cover the annual cost of running the server. We who manage the site have never made money from it, it has only ever earned enough money to cover actual server costs.

In an effort to continue serving the needs of aviation enthusiasts around the world, we are asking for donations to keep this site up and running consistently like it did when it was a smaller, newer site. If you've enjoyed this website and would like to see it continue being the site you go to for your aviation screenshot needs, please consider donating.

Oh yeah, new users and edits are now active (hopefully for good) while we're testing new and improved spam/bot protections :)
Thank you,
IMPDb Staff

From The Internet Movie Plane Database
Jump to: navigation, search
The Mystery Squadron Title screen.

Movie Serial (in twelve chapters) (1933)

Bob Steele (Fred Cromwell)
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams (Bill "Jellybean" Cook)
Lucile Browne (Dorothy Gray)
Jack Mulhall (Davis)

The building of a dam is harassed by a squadron of fliers headed by The Black Ace. The pilots Fred and “Jellybean” are hired to put an end to the trouble. But who is The Black Ace?

Udet U12 Flamingo

Ep. 1 The Black Ace
Reg. D-822 for this U 12b Spezial (n°269)
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

MSq-01 00010.jpg
MSq-01 00012.jpg

Travel Air D-4000

Ep. 1 The Black Ace
Reg. NC406N Travel Air D-4000 c/n 1337.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

MSq-01 00008.jpg
MSq-01 00011.jpg
MSq-01 00014.jpg

Unidentified Aircraft

Ep. 3 The Black Ace Strikes
For the crash action, an unidentified fuselage is used.

MSq-03 00001.jpg

Stearman C3B

MSq-01 00016.jpg

Ep. 5 The Death Swoop

MSq-05 00001.jpg
MSq-05 00003.jpg

The next shot is used two times : in Ep. 5 and in Ep. 12 The Ace of Aces.

MSq-05 00006.jpg

Unidentified Aircraft

Note : due to the poor quality of the copy, recognition is sometimes hazardous.
Ep. 1 The Black Ace

MSq-01 00013.jpg

The flame-throwing planes attack :

MSq-01 00017.jpg

Ep. 5 The Death Swoop

MSq-05 00005.jpg

Ep. 10 Clipped Wings

MSq-10 00001.jpg

Back To:

See also