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  • Season 1 Episode 17: Devil in the Slot

  • Goof: The Universal Newsreel copyright at the episode's beginning is 1939 (MCMXXXIX). This date is incorrect based upon the time frame of the series. It should be 1943.

  • Season 1 Episode 15: The Deadliest Enemy of Al...

  • During the flashback scene where Patterson is killed, he calls himself 'Pat': "Ol Pat Patterson will show 'em how it's done." He then dives off and is killed by the enemy. In the scene before where He and Pappy are in the officers club, Pappy occasions to talk to Patterson and remember how it was back in China. He calls him 'Dave' Patterson, not Pat. "It's good to have an experienced pilot in here, good work, Dave."

  • Season 1 Episode 14: The War Biz Warrior

  • Goof: The Universal Newsreel copyright at the episode's beginning is 1939 (MCMXXXIX). This date is incorrect based upon the time frame of the series. It should be 1943.

  • Season 1 Episode 13: Love and War

  • Goof: The Universal Newsreel copyright at the episode's beginning is 1939 (MCMXXXIX). This date is incorrect based upon the time frame of the series. It should be 1943 as VMF-214 flew under the command of Major Boyington from August 1943 to January 1944.

  • When the squadron is boarding the transport plane to return to Vella La Cava, security is tight because the MPs are looking for TJ. They want to nab him as he boards the plane. The sheep wait in line and Gutterman worried that they will not get TJ on the plane. In the mean time in the background you can hear pilots checking in..."Anderson, Robert", etc. then you can here "Wiley, T. Joseph". But he's not supposed to get on the plane because he 'stole' a jeep. Then moment later a bandaged man boards the plane as a patient, but, surprise, it's T.J. in disguise...but we heard you check in! Then to cap it off, as the door to the plane is closed and the engines rev up, the MP with the passenger list checks it one more time and all the names are checked off except for TJ's.

  • Season 1 Episode 12: The Cat's Whiskers

  • Goof: During the 1st attack with the Japanese, Major Boyington's Plane is labeled "Major Boyington". After returning from the fuel tank test flight, the Plane says "Maj. Boyington"

  • Goof: During the first attack with the Japanese, just after the 1st Japanese plane is shot down, we see that Boyington's name is reversed for a second.

  • Goof: When the Duck takes off under fire, the close up shots show the canopy closed, while the long distance shots show the canopy open.

  • Goof: After testing the external fuel tank idea, Major Boyington begins to land (bringing his wheels down). We again see not the fuel tanks he took off with, but 500 lbs bombs used in the series (fins are visible for a moment).

  • Goof: After Major Boyington takes off with the external fuel tanks, there is a close up of him flying. Throughout this episode there have been fourteen Japanese flags on his plane (two rows of five and a third row of four flags). In this scene, there are two rows of three flags, instead of the two rows of five. He is miss eight Japanese flags in this close up.

  • Goof: The external fuel tanks used later in the episode are on his plane, while he taxi after his (first) trip to see General Moore. These tanks are not on his plane, when he takes off from Espritos Marcos Island (Allied Command Rear Area). They are not on his plane when he lands on Vella La Cava Island (214 Squadron H.Q).

  • Goof: The Universal Newsreel copyright at the episode's beginning is 1939 (MCMXXXIX). This date is incorrect based upon the time frame of the series. It should be 1943 as VMF-214 flew under the command of Major Boyington from August 1943 to January 1944.

  • Greg keeps telling the guys I only need four of you. Well, you hear the word four but if you watch his lips he is saying five. And once or twice when he says "I only need four of you"....he holds up five fingers and you see his lips say five. I'm sure the script said 5, but it may have been to expensive to shoot new aerial footage and they already had the footage from Anyone for Suicide with 5 planes total....so they made a little post production magic and....voila.

  • Season 1 Episode 11: New Georgia On My Mind

  • Goof: During the destruction of the cave / tunnel entrance, a scene of a concrete bunker appears. This scene also occurred during the "Presumed Dead" episode with the bombing of Vella La Cava's air shelter.

  • Goof: During the bombing of the tunnel entrance a scene of double doors blowing off appears. The tunnel didn't have any door on it but was an entrance to a cave.

  • Goof: The Universal Newsreel copyright at the episode's beginning is 1939 (MCMXXXIX). This date is incorrect based upon the time frame of the series. VMF-214 under Major Boyington started flying in 1943.

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Anyone for Suicide?

  • Goof: Some of the planes landing on the aircraft carrier have bombs. The squadron used all of their bombs during the run.

    One aircraft had its bomb in its middle. The flight configuration was for two 500 lb bombs, which means putting them on the sides not in the middle.

  • Goof: While Gutterman and Boyington discuss the landing order, the scene changes from 5 widely spread out planes and at different altitudes to 5 planes in a line. There is no indication how they got together so quickly. This is another editing error example.

  • Goof: After the attack and before the carrier landing, you can see none of the planes have any bombs left.

    Captain Gutterman says unless Boyington lands first he'll bomb their aircraft carrier. In fact, he is without any bombs at this point.

  • Goof: After leaving the island (on which they dead stick), they each have two 500 lb bombs. Yet, various shots before the attack show airplanes without the bombs.

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