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John Garfield as Sgt. John Winocki in Air Force (1943).  Howard Hawks wanted his cast to all be unknowns, but John Garfield successful lobbied one of the Warner brothers for a part, being a Hawks fan since seeing Paul Muni as Scarface.

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John Garfield, George Tobias and Harry Carey on board the Mary Anne, a World War II B-17 bomber in Air Force (1943)

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Air Force (1943)

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Gig Young as Lt. Xavier Williams in a publicity still for Air Force (1943).  Gig was born Byron Barr and was credited as such on his first five film credits.  In his previous film, The Gay Sisters (1942) he was first credited as Gig Young, after his character’s name in the film.

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Air Force is Howard Hawks’ 27th film

Air Force premiered Feb 3, 1943.

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original publicity still for Air Force (1943), Warner Brothers’ third biggest box office hit of the year.

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John Garfield and Rommy the Dog in a publicity still for Air Force (1943)

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Air Force (1943) is one of the best films about World War II made during the actual war.

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The Air Force (1943) team includes John Garfield, Harry Carey,  George Tobias and Rommy the Dog.

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Air Force (1943)