This was a major hit movie starring Robert Mitchum as suave and fearless Major Cleve Saville and Robert Wagner as the un-radio disciplined Lt. Corona. Saville and his wingmen sent numerous Migs plunging in various states of disassembly until one finally nailed another of Cleve's wingmen, Lt. Corona. He made it back to base but cracked up trying to land. Never mind that Corona’s F-86 magically morphed into Barty's crashing F-100. Click on the image to see the movie trailer. Stay until the end to see the crash.
Steve Canyon is a comicstrip, written and illustrated by Milton Caniff, that ran from 1947 to 1988. Steve is an all-American hero: an Air Force colonel who flies all types of planes and solves all types mysteries. A weekly television series by the same name ran from 1958 to 1960. Barty Brooks likely would have been a fan of Steve Canyon. In the next-to-last TV episode the footage of Barty's ride appeared. That episode was dedicated to the men and women of George AFB.
Although this is unconfirmed, Barty's crash has reportedly been used in the late 1990s Pensacola Wings of Gold and in the horror movie, The Bees.