This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »
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1967   1966   1965   1964  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Frank Overton ...  Maj. Harvey Stovall 61 episodes, 1964-1967
Paul Burke ...  Col. Joe Gallagher / ... 48 episodes, 1964-1967
Chris Robinson ...  Sgt. Sandy Komansky / ... 47 episodes, 1965-1967
Robert Lansing ...  Brig. Gen. Frank Savage 32 episodes, 1964-1965
Barney Phillips ...  Maj. Donald 'Doc' Kaiser 27 episodes, 1964-1967
Robert Dornan Robert Dornan ...  Capt. Bob Fowler / ... 25 episodes, 1965-1967
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This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank Savage, and later by Colonel Joe Gallagher, the son of a Pentagon General. The group is stationed in England, and flies long-range bombing missions into German-held Europe. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Drama | War

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All B17s in ETO had nose guns, some of the B17G models and others in plexiglass noses, minimum two guns in nose glass area. See more »

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Nearly all episodes showing ME109s firing are actually an American P47 See more »

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Follows Twelve O'Clock High (1949) See more »

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general comments (first season)
10 May 2005 | by geminibirdSee all my reviews

I recently had a chance to see this show again after many years. I thought that it was a great show before, and I feel the same way now (I refer to the Robert Lansing/season one show -- I agree completely with the comments that head this list).

Robert Lansing, and the writers, show how leadership happens, when the commander doesn't have the option of starting over with someone else. He knows that his unit is only as strong as the weakest member, and he uses his knowledge and his leadership ability to get his men to do their best, even when it may cost him personal popularity.

The combat scenes are well done, but so are the scenes when the airmen are back at the base, or off duty, in wartime England, socializing with the civilians before risking their lives on another day time bombing run deep into Germany.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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12 O'Clock High See more »

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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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