Douglas A/B-26 Invader

The making of the film "Always"

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Always is essentially a remake of the 1943 Spencer Tracy-Irene Dunne fantasy vehicle A Guy Named Joe. Richard Dreyfuss stars as a reckless Air-tanker pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Dreyfuss is introduced to businesslike angel Audrey Hepburn (playing the equivalent of the Lionel Barrymore role in A Guy Named Joe). Hepburn instructs the spectral Dreyfuss to pass on his aviation knowhow to his young successor, Brad Johnson.

Our ghostly hero also smoothes the course of romance for his earthly girl friend Holly Hunter, who after several months' worth of grieving has fallen in love with Johnson.

Two Douglas A-26 Invader Air tankers (Douglas B-26C Invader No. 57 and Douglas TB-26C Invader No. 59, were prominently featured in the film.

The flying for the film was performed by well-known film pilot Steve Hinton and Denny Lynch, the owner of the A-26s.

I thought you would be interested in an article I came across after recently acquiring a "Model Airplane" edition from May 1990....Enjoy