Oscar Movies: Air Force (1943)


Oscar Nominations: 4

Screenplay (Original): Dudley Nichols

Editing: George Amy

Cinematography (b/w): James Wong Howe, Elmer Dyer, Charles Marshall

Special Effects: Hans Koenekamp, Rex Wimpy, photographic; Nathan Levinson, sound

Howard Hawks' WWII drama about the bomber crew during Wake Island Coral Sea Battles is marred by clichs and the usual racial mix of the combat unit, though acting by John Garfield and Gig Young is quite good.