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Flying Leathernecks

John Wayne

b.5/26/1907 Winterset, Iowa

Born in Iowa Birthplace (residence) is museum Raised in California Worked as grip at 20th Century Fox studios Discovered by director John Ford and cast in first movie 1928 Founded Batjac Productions with son Michael Academy Award Best Actor “True Grit” 1969 Congressional Gold Medal recipient First cinematic movie: “Hangman’s Noose” 1928


Hangman’s Noose, The Big Trail, Shadow of the Eagle, Central Airport, The Dawn Rider, Westward Ho, Baby Face, The Riders of Destiny, The Man From Utah, Blue Steel, The Star Packer, ‘Neath Arizona Skies, The Oregon Trail, The Lonely Trail, Stagecoach, The Dark Command, The Shepherd of the Hills, In Old California, Flying Tigers, Pittsburgh, In Old Oklahoma, The Fighting Seabees, Back to Bataan, They Were Expendable, Dakota, Fort Apache, The Fighting Kentuckian, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Sands of Iwo Jima, Rio Grande, Operation Pacific, Flying Leathernecks, The Quiet Man, Island in the Sky, Big Jim McClain, Hondo, The High and the Mighty, The Sea Chase, The Wings of Eagles, Jet Pilot, Rio Bravo, The Alamo, North to Alaska, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Hatari, The Longest Day, Donovan’s Reef, How the West Was Won, McClintock, Circus World, The Greatest Story Ever Told, In Harm’s Way, The War Wagon, The Green Berets, Hellfighters, True Grit, Rio Lobo, Big Jake, Brannigan, McQ, Rooster Cogburn, The Shootist

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Flying Tigers


Island in the Sky

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Jet Pilot

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The Longest Day


The Wings of Eagles