Approved | | Drama, War
A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.
The movie clearly shows frequent examples of Navy aviation greens, a traditional working uniform authorized for Naval aviation personnel only. Worn with brown shoes, it's the derivative of the terms "Brown shoes" (for Navy aviation personnel) and "Black shoes" for all other Navy personnel. Whereas the uniform is being phased out, it still is worn on occasion.
Lt. Cmdr. Joe Blake, squadron commander:
I've learned one thing from you - if you pill rollers flew more and gabbed less, you might find something that'd help us.
When the carrier pilots launch to fly to Pearl Harbor, Joe Blake (Fred McMurray) climbs into a one-seat monoplane (Brewster F2A Buffalo?) with a very visible circular headrest behind him. However, when the planes are launching, they are Curtiss SBC Helldiver biplanes with elongated "greenhouse" cockpits that contain two crewmembers. Later in a continuation of the same flight, Joe Blake seems to be flying a Buffalo again (based on the circular headrest), but Vought SB2U Vindicators are shown diving.
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