Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter, 1943
Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter 1943

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This training film contains an instructional prologue to its dramatic story which features Ronald Reagan as a fighter pilot. Both the prologue and the storyline serve the same purpose: to instruct the viewer on the importance of recognizing the difference between the American-built P-14 fighter plane and the Japanese-built Zero fighter plane. Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter, 1943 ARC Identifier 5686522 / Local Identifier 111-TF-3302 Item from Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 Creator(s): War Department. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (08/01/1866 - 09/18/1947) Type(s) of Archival Materials: Moving Images Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-3540; FAX: 301-837-3620; EMAIL: Production Date(s): 1943 Part Of: Series: Training Films, compiled ca. 1930 - ca. 1945 Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted


CommenterD : "Helping make the number of Japanese Zero!" I can't believe they went there lol

lassit lassit1 : The above comments are wrong about the plane. It's a P-40 not P-14....

USSWisconson : Isnt it P-40 not P-14

Richard Rabinowitz : "Ladies and gentlemen, I have signed legislation that has outlawed Russia. We begin bombing in five minutes." Not sure if that joke was a zero or a P40, eh, Ronnie?

王文荣 : play TB with Zero=suicide

Cameron Ellis : Yes that is Reagan!

James Heg : And he's definitely saying "son of a bitch" at 17:15!

Ivan Evfimiou : Should've read the description first :-)

Ivan Evfimiou : Is that Ronald Reagan at around 13:43?

Dano Man : what the matter dbdevour not enough balls to make it without a union behind u..reagan tried 2 save us from all communism.including outdated criminal unions.

Markus Daxamouli : what kind of DOLT thimbs down a Zero Identification..😶 [head slap]

Hai Nguyen : Nice film, good actor, and a GREAT President !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hamilton Coolidge : He broke his neck. ....Swell huh Damn.....

Richard Rabinowitz : great, now some of us have a hankering to build a zero replica and have someone fly it.

Sturminfantrist : P-40 is a plane for Victims, lol


OldsVistaCruiser : As of 2019, there still aren't zero Zeros. There is one airworthy example still flying with its original engine. There are a couple of them that are powered by American engines. Still others are in museums.

John Feesey : Thanks

bob brawley : I swear that sounds like Ronald Reagan at the 7 min mark, Sort of looks like him as well 

William Cox : He could shoot me down by mistake any day . . . no; wait . . . what I meant for you to think I said was . . .

Thatpastaiscold : Pawn Stars

Gamer Historian : I'm here to say "War Thunder".....

MrEjidorie : At the beginning of the Pacific War, no American fighter planes were  match for Japanese Zero. This fact was a terrible blow to American pride because it was very hard for White Americans to believe that colored races like Japanese could produce better weapons than theirs. If I dare to point out a contribution which Japanese made to the human history is that Japanese proved nonwhite people could be equal to the white race in terms of intelligence.