WING AND A PRAYER – Don Ameche (American WW2 movie 1944)

The Story of CARRIER X

In the days just after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the American people are asking “Where is our navy? Why doesn’t it fight?” Gravely weakened by the disaster, the US Navy comes up with a plan to trap the Japanese by using one carrier to imitate a fleet in order to deceive the Japanese Navy into heading for Midway, where they will be attacked.

Meanwhile, on the carrier charged with the mission (“Carrier X”), flight commander Bingo Harper is in charge of the bomber crews that shouldered the burden in the desperate early days of the war. He is tough and sticks to the rules, while his young pilots behave more like youngsters and do not always understand his thinking.
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