Beyond the Line of Duty
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|Beyond the Line of Duty|
|Directed by||Lewis Seiler|
|Produced by||Gordon Hollingshead|
|Written by||Edwin Gilbert|
|Cinematography||Arthur L. Todd|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
In this voice over (Ronald Reagan) reenactment documentary, we follow the events of Captain Hewitt T. Wheless career as an bomber pilot for the US Army Air Corps during World War II. The story ranges from when Wheless joined in 1938 just before the war, through theoretical and practical training and education at Randolph and March Fields. He piloted a bombing mission in the Philippines early in the war, which resulted in his bomber plane being severely damaged after being attacked by a total of eighteen Japanese fighter planes in the air. A recording of a speech made by President Roosevelt, praising the pilot's extraordinary service, is highlighted. Captain Wheless at the end of the film gives a speech at the Boeing factory in Seattle, complimenting the workers.
- Hewitt T. Wheless as Himself (as Captain Hewett T. Wheless)
- Ronald Reagan as Narrator (voice)
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt as Himself (voice) (archive footage)
- Hubert R. Harmon as Himself (as Major General H.K. Harmon)
- "New York Times: Beyond the Line of Duty". NY Times. Retrieved May 17, 2008.
- "The 15th Academy Awards (1943) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
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