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Documentary-style drama on training of aerial rear gunners in World War II. Private PeeWee Williams, a Kansas farm boy, transforms his home-grown shooting skills into those necessary to an aerial gunner in the tail turret of an American bomber.

  1. Ray Enright


  2. Edwin Gilbert


Top Billed Cast

  1. Burgess Meredith

    Burgess Meredith

    Pvt. L.A. Pee Wee Williams

  2. Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan

    Lt. Ames

  3. Tom Neal

    Tom Neal

    Instructor Sargeant

  4. Dane Clark

    Dane Clark


  5. Jonathan Hale

    Jonathan Hale

    Commanding Officer

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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 10, 1943


Original Language English

Runtime 0h 26m

Budget -

Revenue -



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