30 Seconds over Tokyo

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30 Seconds over Tokyo movie poster.

Movie (1944)

Starring:
Van Johnson (Lt. Ted W. Lawson)
Phyllis Thaxter (Ellen Lawson)
Robert Walker (Cpl. David Thatcher)
Tim Murdock (Lt. Dean Davenport)
Spencer Tracy (Lt. Col. James Doolittle)

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

A desk model in the background.

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North American B-25D Mitchell

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s/n 41-30137, North American B-25D-5 Mitchell.

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s/n 41-30137, North American B-25D-5 Mitchell.

s/n 41-29911, North American B-25D-1 Mitchell.

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s/n 41-29911, North American B-25D-1 Mitchell.

Lt. Ted W. Lawson piloted Ruptured Duck here acted by aircraft 41-29754 ( Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.). On some shots, we can read the s/n 41-30694.

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Others serial identified 41-30127.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

Probably a Douglas SBD Dauntless behind the sailor's head at left.

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Vought OS2U Kingfisher

At left; with probably a Douglas SBD Dauntless on the right.

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Martin PBM Mariner

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North American B-25B Mitchell

Several archive footages are mixed with movie shots.
During the take-off from the USS Hornet (CV-8), we see The Avenger of Lt. Edgar E. McElroy, s/n 40-2247.

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Vultee BT-13 Valiant (acting as japanese aircrafts)

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Douglas SBD Dauntless (acting as japanese fighters)

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North American P-51 Mustang (acting as a japanese fighter)

Only seen at the break; it could be the P-51A or later if not a A-36 Apache.

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain

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