Favorite WWII Tv and Movie scenes

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  1. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    I was watching an episode of Hogan's Heros on Tv yesterday and noticed something on the wall in Col. Klink's outer office that I hadn't noticed before.

    Col. Hogan and Helga were making out (as usual...lol) and on the wall behind them, is a photo of a He111 which just reminded me of how much trouble the producers went to keep period accuracy in that show.

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    This led me to wonder two things, one...has anyone found "hidden" gems like this in any other Tv shows or movies?

    And the other question is: what's everyone's favorite or memorable scene? It could be from a Tv show (Hogan's Heros, Rat Patrol, 12 O'clock high, etc.) or any movie...
     
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    Along those lines, I have found:

    1) 3 Aviation related pictures (If I remember correctly: Alcock and Brown landing in Ireland 1919 crash picture, Bell JetRanger and cannon armed P-51) behind Ron Swanson's desk on the TV show "Parks and Recreation"
    2) The massive tome "Aviation History" (which was the first or second aviation book I ever owned!) on a book shelf in the background of the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"!
    3) A framed picture of a Bell P-39 or P-400 in the background during a commercial for Military Life Insurance?
     
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    Good ones, Cap'n Vic!

    There's all sorts of "hidden gems" in shows if a person looks closely!

    Here's an unexpected scene from the movie "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe":
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    It's not a hidden gem, but the Family Guy episode where they went back in time to Nazi Germany was interesting, especially the way they drew the Bf-109s in combat.
     
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    I agree about that Family Guy episode!

    Somone did thier homework, definately. Remember the thread about that episode?
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    #6 Capt. Vick, May 1, 2012
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    The rock cartoon movie "Heavy Metal" had a B-17 segment in it that I remember being quite awesome. Most of the crew gets killed and turns into zombies and attacks the pilot and co-pilot. Sweet!

    Oh and I just remembered a couple more:

    There was a Bette Midler movie, the name of which I forget, that had a Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne attack helicopter on the movie poster. I remember thinking huh? Why?

    Also, in the original newspaper movie advertisement for "Thirteen Days" they had (if I remember correctly) F-15's! During the Cuban Missile Crisis? Come on. They later changed it when word got back to the studio. Probably because they did take pains to may the actual movie a/c as accurate as possible. Good for them!
     
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    Here's a great scene from "Flags of our Fathers" where the Corsairs are putting down some hurt on Mount Surabachi:

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    Not WWII, but close enough...the TV series M*A*S*H had an episode where a North Korean flew over the camp every day at 5:00 in the evening. They nick-named him "5 O'Clock Charlie" and he was flying a radial powered monoplane that looked suspiciously old.

    I tried to get some decent screenshots but my iPhone wasn't co-operating, which I'll post below.

    Now here's the question: what aircraft is this?

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    I don't know the make of the plane, but based on that last shot, it looks like it's a light bomber. :lol:
     
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    Yep...every day at five O'Clock, that rascal would fly overhead and toss a bomb out of the cockpit.

    The accuracy was questionable and in his attempt to get the ammo dump (which he never got, even after several near misses) he got an out building, a jeep and was the focus of some serious betting among the M*A*S*H personnel! :lol:
     
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    Looks like a ryan trainer to me.
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    One of my favorite TV scenes also came from Hogan' Hero's. Lebeau is trying to distract Sgt. Schultz with some Strudel. Shulze hands the cockroach his rifle so he can eat said strudel. Upon realizing his mistake Shultz says, "Give me back my rifle, or I'll shoot'!!! Just made me laugh.
     
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    One of the local TV channels has retro programming (MEtv) and on Saturdays, they have a "science fiction" lineup. While Star Trek, Lost in Space (and Voyage to the bottom of the Sea, before it was replaced) qualify, Batman and Wonder Woman remain questionable.

    Anyway, I don't watch Wonder Woman (even though Linda carter was a screamin' hottie for her time) but one evening, just as I was about to change the channel, I caught sight of an "experimental" jet that the Nazis were trying to steal and of course, Wonder Woman stopped the bad guys and saved the day.

    Something about the aircraft caught my attention and then I remembered what it was. This was Al Letcher's Gloster NF.11 Meteor that he kept out at Mojave in the 1970's. Even better still, the episode of Wonder Woman and the "XPJ-1" were filmed at Chino Airport in the mid-70's and Al himself flew the Meteor for the production. If you happen to catch the two-part episode, in the airport sequences, you'll see a B-17G and this is the same one that is at the Planes of Fame museum last I heard. The Meteor can be seen on display at Edwards AFB in their museum.

    And here's some (rather crappy) screenshots from the episode:

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    Very cool! I vaguely remember this episode.
     
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    Now that's cool....
     
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