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Sky Trooper is a theatrical cartoon directed by Jack King[2][3][4][1]. Carl Barks[3] and Jack Hannah wrote the story[2][4][1], while the music was composed by Frank Churchill.[1]The film features Donald Duck and Peg-Leg Pete. It is the second in a series of shorts to follow Donald on his adventures in the United States Armed Forces.


Donald Duck, still in the United States Armed Forces[5], is busy peeling potatoes. Of course, that's not what Donald really wants to do. He wants to fly! Flight Sergeant Pete offers to give him the opportunity, but, when Donald accidentally pokes him with a tack and knocks him out of a window, decides to do something a little more sinister to the unsuspecting duck.


  • This short reveals the name of Donald Duck's boot camp to be Mallard Field Air Training Base.
  • Pete's official rank is revealed to be that of Flight Sergeant.
  • Donald's rank is confirmed to be that of Private.


  • This short is the third in a series of shorts to follow Donald Duck through his adventures in the Armed Forces. It was preceded by Donald Gets Drafted and The Vanishing Private and fol

    Possible reference to the General.

    lowed by Fall Out, Fall In, The Old Army Game, and Commando Duck.
  • An edited version of this film was used in  This is Your Life, Donald Duck (1960). The special showed no gap between Sky Trooper and Donald Gets Drafted. The implication is that Sky Trooper takes place very shortly after Donald Gets Drafted. Since Donald Gets Drafted likely takes place in 1941, this means that Sky Trooper may take place in 1941 as well.
  • A possible reference to the General from The Vanishing Private is made at the end when Pete and Donald crash into a certain General's headquarters.

Behind the Scenes

Sky Trooper was released on November 6, 1942.[2][3][4][1]It was directed by Jack King [2][3][4][1], with the story having been written by Carl Barks[3] and Jack Hannah[2][4][1], and the music by Frank Churchill.[2] It starred Clarence Nash as Donald Duck[4][1] and Billy Bletcher as Peg-Leg Pete[4].

Notes and References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Sky Trooper on the Internet Animation Database
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Sky Trooper on Wikipedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Sky Trooper on Disney Wiki
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Sky Trooper on the IMDB
  5. He had been drafted into the Armed Forces in the earlier short, Donald Gets Drafted.
List of episodes of Donald Duck
Don DonaldModern InventionsDonald's OstrichSelf-ControlDonald's Better SelfDonald's NephewsGood ScoutsDonald's Golf GameDonald's Lucky DayThe Hockey ChampDonald's Cousin GusSea ScoutsDonald's PenguinThe Autograph HoundOfficer Duck
The Riveter • Mr Duck Steps OutDonald's VacationThe Volunteer Worker • Fire ChiefTimberGolden EggsA Good Time for a Dime • Early to Bed • Truant Officer DonaldOld Mac Donald DuckDonald's Camera • Chef Donald • Donald's Decision • The Village SmithyThe New SpiritDonald's Snow FightDonald Gets DraftedDonald's GardenDonald's Gold MineThe Vanishing PrivateSky TrooperBellboy DonaldDer Fuehrer's FaceThe Spirit of '43Donald's Tire TroubleThe Flying JalopyFall Out Fall InThe Old Army GameHome DefenseTrombone TroubleDonald Duck and the GorillaContrary CondorCommando DuckThe Plastics Inventor • Donald's Off DayThe Clock WatcherDonald's CrimeDuck PimplesCured DuckOld SequoiaDonald's Double TroubleWet PaintDumb Bell of the Yukon • Lighthouse KeepingStraight ShootersSleepy Time DonaldClown of the JungleDonald's DilemmaBootle BeetleWide Open SpacesChip an' DaleDrip Drippy DonaldDaddy DuckDonald's Dream Voice • The Trial of Donald DuckInferior DecoratorSoup's On • Three for BreakfastTea for Two HundredDonald's Happy BirthdaySea SaltsWinter Storage • Honey Harvester • All in a NutshellThe Greener YardSlide, Donald, SlideToy Tinkers
Lion AroundCrazy Over DaisyTrailer HornHook, Lion and SinkerBee at the BeachOut on a LimbDude DuckCorn ChipsTest Pilot DonaldLucky NumberOut of ScaleBee On GuardDonald's ApplecoreLet's Stick TogehterUncle Donald's AntsTrick or TreatDon's Fountain of YouthThe New NeighborRugged BearWorking for PeanutsCanvas Back DuckSpare the RodDonald's DiaryDragon Around • Grin & Bear ItThe Flying SquirrelGrand CanyonscopeNo HuntingBearly AsleepBeezy BearUp a TreeChips AhoyHow to Have an Accident in the HomeDonald in Mathmagic LandHow to Have an Accident at Work
Donald and the WheelThe LitterbugDonald's Fire Survival PlanFamily Planning
Mickey Mouse Works
Donald's Failed FourthDonald's Shell ShotsDonald's Rocket RuckusDonald's Valentine DollarDonald On IceDonald's Dinner DateDonald and the Big NutDonald's Grizzly GuestSurvival of the Woodchuckscomputer.donDonald's Halloween ScareDonald's LighthouseDomesticated DonaldWhitewater DonaldDonald's Fish FryBird Brained DonaldDonald's PoolDonald's Charmed DateGolf Nut DonaldMusic Store DonaldDonald's Goofy WorldDouble Date Donald