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"Here is a not too tricky quiz on one of the greatest war epics ever made with an all star cast. Hopefully not too hard if you have seen it more than once. Enjoy!"
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Early in the movie, we see Commander Joseph Rochefort (Hal Holbrook) discussing intercepted Japanese radio traffic. The U.S. knew how to decipher part of the Japanese radio code so the Americans send a message in the clear saying that Midway was short of something in order to trick the Japanese into giving away the fact that they were indeed planning an attack on Midway. They take the bait and transmit a message to their forces saying A.F. (their code name for Midway) was short of what supply?
Edward Albert plays the young fighter pilot, Lt. Garth. He is in love with a Japanese-American woman and has a very difficult time with this throughout the movie for several reasons. His Commander and fellow pilots, as well as his dad, are concerned that his mind isn't on his job. Who tells him this quote?
"You better shape up Tiger, or some hotshot Jap pilot's gonna flame your ass!"
His wing man
The PBY Catalina is a reconnaissance plane that spots the Japanese fleet and radios back their position. This same type of plane is later seen in the movie picking up a downed pilot who was floating in the water for much of the battle after being shot down. What is this rescued pilot's name?
Pilot 'Chili Bean' Ramos
Commander Max Leslie
Cpt. Jimmy Thach
Ensign George Gay
Erik Estrada was made famous by his T.V. role in "CHiPs". He plays the fighter pilot, "Chili Bean" Ramos. How does he claim to know when there are Japanese around?
His moustache twitches
His hair "frizzles"
His nose itches
His ears ring
There are so many stars in this film from the big and small screen that we can't list them all. I will give you four actors. You tell me which one did NOT have a role in this film.
The very first wave of American carrier planes inflict heavy damage on the Japanese carriers.
Three American aircraft carriers take part in this battle. One of them almost doesn't make it to the battle at all due to heavy damage it sustained at the battle of Coral Sea a few weeks before. Which carrier is this?
Charlton Heston's character, Capt. Garth, and his son, Lt. Garth, both crash while landing their planes on the carrier.
Midway is important because it's regarded as the first major naval battle in which the ships never saw each other. Aircraft from both sides attacked each other back and forth. In the film, the Japanese suffer a crushing defeat, losing four aircraft carriers, and the Americans lose which carrier?
The Americans don't lose a carrier
Hal Holbrook plays the colorful Commander Rochefort who is in charge of the code breakers and others working on breaking the Japanese codes. They are the unsung heroes of this battle, for it is they who confirm Midway was going to be the target of a Japanese strike. Commander Rochefort is not very neat, though, and is often seen out of uniform. What does he like to wear?
1930s style golf hat
Red bath robe
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