A clip from The Mighty Eighth showing what hell it must have been flying on a B-17 mission over Germany during WWII:
One obvious failing, probably mentioned before, is that military aircraft cabins are louder than that today, and were much louder then. I usually wore earplugs on the P-3. A B-17 had to be a lot worse. I don’t know what the filmmakers could have done to make it more realistic without making a movie unwatchable, which is why this is a common failing.
While watching, keep in mind that the crewmembers weren’t just along for the ride. They had to work in this environment — sometimes doing math with slide-rules.
And yes, I came across this while doing research. (YouTube has WWII training videos, too.) The writing continues….