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The story follows six midshipman after they graduate from Annapolis. Their goal is to become U.S. Navy pilots and three of them are eliminated at the San Diego Naval Base. The remaining ... See full summary »
The airplane being flown to Hawaii is a Douglas T2D-1, a convertible torpedo bomber/float-plane. In service from 1927 to 1937, it had a top speed of 125 mph, a normal range of 460 miles, and a service ceiling of 13,800 feet. Only 12 were built.
THE FLYING FLEET : BOMBERS - Artillery of the air! TORPEDO PLANES - Eagles of Death. FIGHTERS - The Navy's Hawks! Thousands of feet higher... the Crack Squadron. Ragged as the devil! Almost as bad as the Army!
When Specs and Kewpie reunite with the others back at San Diego, Specs announces he's flying, but as a navigator. However, he is not wearing his silver Naval Observer wings on his uniform.
"Dedicated to the officers and men of Naval Aviation whose splendid co-operation made this production possible."
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released this as a totally silent movie.
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