"The Longest Day" Jets?

Eric Huffstutler

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Has anyone noticed that about 33 minutes into the movie when Eisenhower and the others are sitting around the table planning for the June 6th invasion, that there is a jet taking off in the background while they talked? Sounds like a commercial airliner and not a small plane but either way, the military did not have jet planes until after WWII and the first commercail jet also flew in 1949.

Am I hearing things?

Eric
 

David_B_K

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I listened to the scene with headphones on. There are two moments in which planes fly over. Neither had the high-pitched whine I associate with jets. As the scene would have been filmed in a strudio, the flyovers are deliberate souind effects.

BTW, the Germans had a flyable jet in 1944. The ME 262. It was quite effective, and had it been introduced early in the war, could have turned the tide for the Nazis.
 

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