Fighter Squadron movie 1948

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  1. daveT

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    The movie Fighter Squadron released in 1948
    classic WW2 P-47 Thunderbolt Film "FIGHTER SQUADRON" I know the script & acting are both horrible, but the awesome Color P-47 Shots more than make up for it. This film was shot in 1948, back when P-47's were a dime a dozen.

    Revealing mistake: When the American pilots flying P-47 Thunderbolts are attacked by German fighters, the German planes are really American P-51 Mustangs painted with German markings.

    Louie Avery Mikell was killed when he crashed a P-47 plane filming the movie Fighter Squadron (1948) which was filmed at Oscoda Army Airfield Michigan. I'm looking for any info on this and or info about Mikell, I have the accident report on order.

    I'm also looking for a list of aircraft used in the film.​

    Here's some more info on this film.
    Fighter Squadron (Original Theatrical Trailer) here:

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0Ji8gTAFHo


    Fighter Squadron (1948) dogfight (alternate edit) - The Luftwaffe Turns The Tables

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtsNMJHsuJI

    Fighter Squadron movie Photo. Some of those guys were actual WW2 AAF P-47 Pilots:

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    Fighter Squadron Story:

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    HA HA, that last video is great! :lol:
     
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    I believe that Jack Larson the original Jimmy Olsen on the 1950s Superman TV show was in that movie.
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    So was Rock Hudson before anyone knew who he was
     
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