Flying Tigers

Continuity mistake: When Woody has the landing gear lowered on the burning airliner, only the right main gear comes down. When Pappy warns him that the other gear isn't down, he pulls up and goes around. As the camera pans over the plane, it shows the left gear down, and the right up. Then when Woody retracts the gear, once again the right one is down.

Factual error: After Pearl Harbor is attacked, all of the radios on the base are tuned in to Roosevelt's "day of infamy" speech. None of the radios were short-wave and FM wasn't widely available, so the likelihood of their hearing a live broadcast was slim to none.

Factual error: In the opening scenes at the base, a Jeep is shown driving around. While it is technically possible for one of Willy's prototypes to end up in China in early 1941, the particular Jeep shown had the vertical slot grille, not adopted by Willy's until 1942.

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