Directed by Jack Smight and starring a glittering cast including Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, Robert Wagner and Christina Kokubo, Midway is an action packed WWII film that checks all the boxes. Centered around the Battle of Midway against the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific, the film simultaneously follows both sides from chief strategist Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto and Captain Matt Garth of the American forces in the planning and execution of the pivotal encounter. With a dash of romance and a generous dose of combat action, this is the perfect war film for a chilly Monday evening! Cockpit USA approved.
Epic in ever sense of the word, In Harm's Way is a 1965 American film directed by Otto Preminger and based on a novel of the same name by James Bassett. The star studded cast includes all the greats from John Wayne to Kirk Douglas, Stanley Holloway, Patricia Neal, Paula Prentiss and Henry Fonda to name just a few. Known as the very last black and white WWII epic, the movie weaves a series of multi-layered tales following collection of US naval officers and their partners while based in Miami at the precipice of the war. Spectacular in its cinematography, the film is not only a visual treat but also imparts great lessons and examples in honor and valor making it a Cockpit USA favorite!/