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The film's opening titles include the following statements: "We gratefully acknowledge the kind cooperation of the United States Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, and the United States Marine Corps in making possible the production of this picture." "Dedicated to those American officers and men who served with, and so gallantly trained, the South Korean Army and Air Force."
John Champion's onscreen credit reads: "Written and Produced by John Champion." Publicity materials for this film state that it was filmed at Warner Hot Springs, Whiteman Air Park and Iverson Ranch near Chatsworth, CA. Although a Daily Variety news item of December 14, 1953 reported that a 3-D release of Dragonfly Squadron would be tested during four bookings early in 1954, it has not been established that the film played any 3-D engagements. Its Los Angeles opening in January 1954 was in a "flat" version. The film's technical advisor, Col. Dean Hess, was portrayed by Rock Hudson in Universal's 1957 film Battle Hymn. A August 2, 1967 Hollywood Reporter news item reported that Champion owned this film outright and that it had cost $300,000 to produce and had grossed $700,000.