The Wings of Eagles

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The Wings of Eagles movie poster.

Movie (1957)
French title : L'aigle vole au soleil

Starring:
John Wayne (Frank "Spig" Wead)
Dan Dailey ("Jughead" Carson)
Maureen O'Hara (Min Wead)
Ward Bond (John Dodge)

(Synopsis needed)


Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

Modified to act as Curtiss Jenny N-9H Floatplane.

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Unidentified Aircraft

Not sure the background shot display the Curtiss CR-3 winner in the hand of David Rittenhouse of the 1923 Schneider Trophy (please note that the movie is wrong : the Army round the world flight occured after the Navy success. Army flew the Douglas World Cruiser from April to September 1924. Maybe the writers made confusion with the second U.S. Navy success by James Doolittle in 1925 at the controls of a Curtiss R3C-2).

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain

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Vought F4U Corsair

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Grumman TBF Avenger

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Unidentified Japanese Fighter

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Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Grumman F6F Hellcat

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Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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