The New Pictures, Feb. 8, 1943

Air Force (Warner), a superbly thrilling show, is easily the best aviation film to date. Its heroine is a Flying Fortress named Mary Ann; its cast boasts no flashy stars; its battles are not embellished by Hollywood imagination. It is dedicated to the simple and excellent purpose of showing how U.S. airmen fight. The Mary Ann and her crew, a composite of many ships and men, fight in every important air battle from Pearl Harbor to the Coral Sea, including a re-enactment of Colin Kelly's attack on the battleship Haruna. In this story of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!