- Originally shown in Sensurround, a system which had special low-pitch woofers for sound effects.
- Most dogfight sequences come from 1942 newsreels, with considerable cropping due to the need to adapt the image to the Panavision framing.
- Most sequences of the Japanese air raids on Midway are stock shots from 20th Century Fox's Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) (for instance, the jeep thrown into a wall by a bomb blast).
- Several action scenes, including the one were a Zero slams into the Yorktown's bridge, were taken from Away All Boats (1956).
- Scenes of Dolittle's Tokyo raid at the beginning of the movie are from Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944).
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