Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter
|Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter|
|Directed by||Bernard Vorhaus|
|Produced by||United States Army Air Forces|
|Narrated by||Art Gilmore|
|Distributed by||Office of War Information|
Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter is a 1943 educational dramatic short produced by the United States Air Force during World War II. The film's purpose was to instruct pilots in the Pacific theater about recognizing hostile planes at long distances and avoid "friendly fire" incidents.
Most of the film is taken up with a short play in which a young pilot, portrayed by Ronald Reagan, is ordered on reconnaissance missions of the Pacific and encounters another plane which he can't tell is friendly or not. This plot is interspersed with animated segments illustrating the physical characteristics of the Japanese Zero and how it can be distinguished from an American plane.
- The short film Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter on Internet Movie Database
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