One of the chief strengths and, paradoxically, also weaknesses, of this film is the ensemble cast. Whilst the actors involved are all pretty good, the script and direction, whilst adequate to the job in hand, aren't top notch; this isn't exactly a 'classic'. It's a bit hammy here and there, a bit cornball, and nobody quite sparks charisma-wise like, say, Tom Hanks (and plenty more of the cast), in Saving Private Ryan. But, whilst it ain't quite a classic, it is a decent solid enjoyable WWII movie, with particular niche appeal for those interested in aerial warfare.
Jazz pianist and crooner, and occasional actor Harry Connivk Jr gets to do both his things here, playing a rear gunner, and also singing and playing piano at a base shindig. Pictured below in both roles:
The movie was produced by David Putnam, whose film production CV is impressive, including The Duellists, Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields and The Mission.