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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:13 pm 
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Yesterday after 2001 Space Odyssey, TCM showed a short film made in 1955 called "24 Hour Alert" narrated by Jack Webb. Lots of flying action by F-86's, F-100, T-33, C-130, B-47, B-52, B-5 and a B-25. It was an interesting short film. Anyone else see it??

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:53 pm 
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Yup Pat, it's been discussed a few times. Turner runs it occasionally. Last time I saw it was about 2 or 3 years ago. Sonic booms and air base sounds, sound of freedom. Lot of neat period stuff in there.

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The B-25 is a survivor: 43-28204, now flying as Pacific Princess.
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(Another tidbit you can add to its history, Scott!)

This mystery (civilian?) Mitchell was used for the closeups; note the odd yellow and black stripe:
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Yes, I saw it a couple of years back.
Great color shots.
In a few years the 50s will really be history! :)

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The close up shot is intrigueing, I wonder which B-25 that was. Somehow the yellow/black stripe and white rings a bell, but I cannot place it.

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