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GAF
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Masters of the Air
Posted by GAF on Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:18 PM

Seems like Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are working on their next WWII drama,  "Masters of the Air", about the 8th Air Force in WWII.  I hope its better than "The Pacific".

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/masters-of-the-air-flying-fortress.html

Gary

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 18, 2021 1:32 AM

Looking forward to it.  There is another thread somewhere on this subject.  I'm curious how they will handle the casualty rate of the 8th.  
I liked the Pacific.  The problem with the Pacific theater is theres no way to tell the story that isn't horrible.  

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 18, 2021 2:06 AM

There has been talk about this for a few years now, hopfeully it will be out for the 80th anniversary of the 8th next year.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, June 18, 2021 11:34 AM

Bish

There has been talk about this for a few years now, hopfeully it will be out for the 80th anniversary of the 8th next year.

 

That might be pushing it. If they're doing filming now, figure another year of post production with CGI once filming wraps up. This year is half over already. I'd wager a 2023 release more likely. That would mark the 80 year anniversary of the highest loss rate missions in summer of '43. From what I've read on the series, they look to be using the 100th Bomb Group as their focus point.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 18, 2021 1:05 PM

stikpusher

 

 
Bish

There has been talk about this for a few years now, hopfeully it will be out for the 80th anniversary of the 8th next year.

 

 

 

That might be pushing it. If they're doing filming now, figure another year of post production with CGI once filming wraps up. This year is half over already. I'd wager a 2023 release more likely. That would mark the 80 year anniversary of the highest loss rate missions in summer of '43. From what I've read on the series, they look to be using the 100th Bomb Group as their focus point.

 

Ye, your probably right, had not thougt of that, pity really.

Its being filmed at Dalton Barracks, named after James Dalton who won the VC at Rorkes Drift.

I think the Bloody 100th is a fitting Group, especially with the Square D is flying in the skies around here.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by Thuntboss on Friday, July 2, 2021 9:32 AM
Wasn't ANYTHING wrong with The Pacific...just as good as Band of Brothers however it was meant to focus on a few key individuals instead a whole company. The 3 individuals ? A MOH Awardee {John Basilone} and 2 guys {Robert Leckie & Eugene Sledge} who wrote some of the best books concerning the war in the pacific.

"Do it as well as your experience and skill allow. Practice and persistence increase skill"

 

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