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Gig Young and James Brown in the cockpit in Air Force (1943)

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John Garfield with Tripoli the Dog in his lap, Harry Carey, George Tobias and an unidentified man in an original publicity still for Air Force (1943)

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John Garfield in an original publicity still for Air Force (1943), arguably the best contemporaneous World War II film.

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print ad for Air Force (1943)

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the air corps has a rest in a scene from Air Force (1943)

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Harry Carey Sr and John Garfield in an original publicity still for Air Force (1943).  Harry Carey Jr was in Red River, and had a bit part in Monkey Business.

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John Garfield carries a weapon while his troop mates attend to the wounded in Air Force (1943)

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print ad for Air Force (1943)

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original publicity still for Air Force (1943), perhaps the best contemporaneous film set during World War II.  Howard Hawks’ competition for the title includes John Ford’s They Were Expendable (1945).

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Air Force premiered Feb 3, 1943,  It won an Oscar for the editing, and was Howard Hawks’ 27th film.  Hawks was again working at Warner Brothers, his favorite and most frequent studio.

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Harry Carey and John Garfield in an original publicity still for Air Force (1943)

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Harry Carey and John Garfield in an original publicity still for Air Force (1943)

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original lobby card for Air Force (1943)

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foreign lobby card for Air Force (1943)

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original lobby card for Air Force (1943)