Colonel Kato's Falcon Squadron (1944) w/ English Subtitles - B&W / 109 mins

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Kato hayabusa sento-tai (加藤隼戦闘隊?) aka Colonel Tateo Katō's Flying Squadron (64th Sentai) and aka Colonel Kato's Falcon Squadron is a 1944 black and white Japanese war film directed by Kajiro Yamamoto. It stars Susumu Fujita as Tateo Katō. It also features Minoru Takada and Denjirô Ôkôchi. The special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya are considered very advanced for 1944. A production of the Toho Motion Picture Company, 'Kato Hayabusa Sentotai' (Kato's Perigrin Falcon Squadron) was a propaganda biopic of a Japanese flying ace, Col. Tateo Katō, made after his death in 1942. Kato served with the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in Southeast Asia and was credited with at least 18 aerial victories. The aircraft he and his men flew was the Nakajima Ki-43 'Hayabusa' fighter, of which actual examples were used in the film. You can visit our facebook page for further movie mayhem;

Mick Dunn
I like the Ki-27s at the start!
Mick Dunn
In the sixties one of our local TV stations aired other Japanese films of the war, showing the Japanese side, so I know those films are out there. It would be nice to see them again. Thank you for posting this one with English sub-titles.
Taking out the 'Hollywood' and Politics. A good film to see for actual footage of Japanese aircraft both on the ground and in flight of the era.
Michael Mathews
So that P-40 and Buffalo we saw on the ground must have been in flying condition for some of the air-to-air shots?
It's wonderfully Naive.
Harry Lime
Interesting government film, but they left out the "comfort women" scene.