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When Joe 'Lightning' Little is being reprimanded by Colonel A.J. Bullard in his office, Joe is wearing his headgear. But when he steps out of the office he is no longer wearing it. This is backwards. Army regulations state that when a soldier is outdoors, he is supposed to have his headgear on. He is then supposed to remove his headgear as soon as he steps indoors.
In the opening scene, the German flight leader is not wearing his oxygen mask throughout the entire battle. B-17 missions were routinely at altitudes of 25,000 feet (all the American characters are wearing masks). Without the oxygen mask, the German commander would have passed out in a matter of minutes.
Throughout the movie, both fighter planes and bombers are seen bursting into flames and/or exploding mid-air after being hit by only one round. Shooting down a war plane was much more difficult, and they would regularly return to base riddled with bullet holes but intact. In particular the B17 Flying Fortress was an extremely durable plane, and even an Me262 jet fighter usually had to make several direct hits with their high calibre 30mm cannons to down one.