Tim Baker (Tyrone Power) is a cocky but easygoing American pilot who signs up to ferry a bomber to Britain in the early days of World War II. When he encounters old flame Carol Brown (Betty Grable) performing in a London cabaret, Tim decides to stay in England and join the Royal Air Force. He soon finds that one of his fellow flyers, Wing Commander Morley (John Sutton), is a romantic rival for the attentions of Carol. But as the Nazi threat becomes more pressing, Tim and Morley put aside their differences and pull together to participate in the daring evacuation of the Allied troops from Dunkirk. A YANK IN THE RAF teams action, adventure, and a dangerous love triangle with actual air combat footage and the songs "Another Dream Won't Do Us Any Harm" and "Hi-Ya Love" to create jingoistic rapture in a story originally written for the screen by famed producer Daryl Zanuck (using the name Melvile Grossman).
A cocky American flier joins the RAF (Royal Air Force) to be near the woman he loves, a London-based singer. Academy Award Nominations: Best Special Effects.