John Ford Film of Midway query

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John Ford Film of Midway query

Post by Linkagain » 13 Nov 2021 17:36

PArt of Film shows a burning IJN Aircraft..any remarks on Which carrier it came from and what type of aircraft it was?

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Re: John Ford Film of Midway query

Post by Hans1906 » 13 Nov 2021 22:56

To which scene from this American propaganda film does your question refer ?

The Battle of Midway (film) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battl ... way_(film)

A simple screenshot would be helpful, if You have this movie in your files...


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Re: John Ford Film of Midway query

Post by Takao » 14 Nov 2021 00:19

If not a screenshot, what time of the film...Several burning Japanese aircraft can be seen.

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Re: John Ford Film of Midway query

Post by LAstry » 13 Feb 2022 22:17

Its the part where after firing on IJN Aircraft there is a shot of a burning japanese air Wing on Midway....

It can be seen between time 9:16 and 9:22 at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... 1942).webm

touch arrow for film to play

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Re: John Ford Film of Midway query

Post by Vicious » 28 Jan 2024 21:39

John Ford (and his principle cinematographer Gregg Toland) shot lots of film at both Midway and Oahu.

Film from both these locations were used in his "Battle of Midway" short. You can see the "burning planes" are not Japanese, but American ones probably at Hickam AAF.

In Fords, "December 7th" you can see more burning American planes, with one of the more famous shots of a O-47 observation aircraft on its nose burning with the Hinomaru on the wing very visible...as it was panted there for that reason.

In both films you can see both P-36s and SBDs simulating Japanese aircraft attacking.

The fragment of the "Burning Japanese plane wing" looks like a prop made for the purpose. I looks a lot like the outer wing of an A6M2 where it folds the wingtip for carrier storage BUT it isn't as the internal structure and the paint/preservative therein isn't Japanese.

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Re: John Ford Film of Midway query

Post by OpanaPointer » 28 Jan 2024 23:19

Ford, at one point, standing on top of a bunker and trying to give direction to the IJN planes. They pretty much ignored him.
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