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At the end of the film, a back-shot of Ben Yahzee's little boy shows a dog-tag chain around his collar, before Ben ever places the dog-tags around his neck.
When PVT Yahzee is pretending to be a Japanese soldier to get to the radio, he has the gun in the sergeant's back in the close-up, but in the long shot it is pointed up and to his left.
When Enders is describing to Yahzee how he threw the first medal he received into the ocean, his raised hand alternates between right and left between shots.
Throughout the battle of Saipan, no Commissioned Officer is seen. The highest ranking character is the "Gunny" (a military term for gunnery sergeant). A Captain or a Major would be leading such an advance as is shown.
The battleship firing in support of the troops on Saipan is identified as the USS Colorado. The Colorado's main battery was eight guns in four two-gun turrets. All of the scenes of a battleship show the three-gun turrets of an Iowa class battleship.
Most of the movie's characters are at least 10 to 15 years older than real front-line Marines.
Just before the convoy is hit by the friendly artillery, the ground charge used to simulate the first shell impact can be seen as the truck drives past it.
In the final combat, just after the Japanese uncover their guns, one of them take a shot but the recoil is a good half second too late.
In the opening sequence, a man reacts to being shot by another man before the gun goes off.
There is a 50-star US flag (instead of 48) at the Navajo enlistment ceremony.
In the Training scene where the code talkers are doing a transcription from an audio recording, we briefly see the machine playing the audio. The first Wire Recorder was not manufactured by Webster-Chicago until 1948. The machine used in Windtalkers is the "Webcor Model 181 Wire Recorder" which was not manufactured by Webster-Chicago until 1953. The movie is supposed to be set in the early 1940s.
The start of the Camp Pendleton sequence opens with a closeup of a 50-star U.S. flag which is incorrect for 1943, the year of the action. The closeup dissolves to an establishing shot of the camp's parade square where a correct, 48-star flag is visible on the mast. The U.S. would not require a 50-star flag until 1959.
Just before Pete Anderson joins Private Whitehorse in their flute/harmonica-duo, Whitehorse plays solo. However, the flute plays on, just for a second while he is clearly taking in air, and thus, obviously, cannot play.
Crew or equipment visible
After the marines have stormed the Japanese trench during the first battle scene on Saipan, the have to deal with the pillbox machine gun by using the flamethrower. During the initial blast from the flamethrower, there are several members of the film and safety crew visible as well as two modern day Jeeps in the top left hand section of the screen.
When Enders is pretending to be taken prisoner by Yahzee, and he goes to move behind Yahzee after being hit, you can see the shadow of a cameraman on the floor, moving with the shot.
When the marines first land on Saipan there is a huge battle going on. Nicholas Cage stops to reload his Thompson and has a brief flashback to what happened to him on the Solomon islands. He then finishes reloading and runs up to a Japanese soldier who is on fire. If you look to the right of the screen as he is running, a man in all black is visible wearing goggles - obviously there for fire safety
Errors in geography
While Saipan does have a number of relatively large ridges and high points, they are not as prominent on the landscape as those on Kualoa Ranch, the island standing in for Saipan in the film.
The Saipan landings did not start in a large valley as in the film.
The village of Tanapag, Saipan is very close to the sea, well in visual range. Yet, the sea is not visible during the scenes set in Tanapag.
When Ben Yahzee is leaving his family he shares a firm handshake with an elder. In Navajo culture personal contact is very limited. The handshake would have been a brief, light touch if given at all.