Rear Adm. John M. Hoskins (Sterling Hayden) fights to stay on after losing a leg on an aircraft carrier in World War II.
The real-life Naval Hero who defied disaster - to soar his jet to glory!
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Was filmed on board the USS Kearsarge (CVA 33) while on a Show The Flag cruise around Asia. See more
U.S. Navy ships at General Quarters (battle stations) do not permit smoking. In the scene in Combat Information Center Admiral Hoskins is shown lighting up. See more