USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage poster.

Movie (2016)

Nicolas Cage (Captain Charles Butler McVay)
Tom Sizemore (Chief Petty Officer McWhorter)
Thomas Jane (Lieutenant (JG) Wilbur C. "Chuck" Gwinn)
Matt Lanter (Chief Petty Officer Brian "Bama" Smithwick)

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Note: This film utilises a significant quantity of Computer Generated Images (CGI). Aircraft portrayed in this film may not be entirely accurate and have been identified as closely as possible to real aircraft.

Mitsubishi A6M Zero (CGI)

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress (CGI)

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The real Enola Gay had its machine gun turret dismounted.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (CGI)

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Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon

Registration N6657D, c/n 15-1606. Carried BuNo 84062 while in military service. Airworthy and owned by the Stockton Field Aviation Museum in California.

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Consolidated-Vultee PBY-6A Catalina

Registration N85U, c/n 64041. Aircraft sprung a leak and was beached during filming, and ended up being broken up.

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Martin PBM Mariner


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