|Colonel Kato's Falcon Squadron|
Kato Hayabusa Sento Tai
Directed by: Kajirô Yamamoto
Starring: Susumu Fujita, Minoru Takada, Denjirô Ôkôchi
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 film directed by Kajiro Yamamoto. It is a war film and there are special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya.
Col. Kato was indeed a real officer serving with the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in Southeast Asia... an officer highly respected by his pilots for his fairness and excellent flying ability. The aircraft he and his men flew was the Nakajima Ki-43 'Hayabusa' fighter. One of the many highlights of the production was the use of the actual type aircraft used by the Kato squadron.
1944 BLK/WHT Fullscreen 111 Mins.
Japanese Language with Optional English Subtitles