This series chronicles 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 »
This series chronicles 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
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In the initial episodes of the series, Savage wears a normal A-2 leather flight jacket with rounded collar points and general's stars on the ends of the epaulet straps at the shoulder. This changes in later episodes to another jacket with sharp collar points, stars in the middle of the epaulets, a cigarette pouch on the left arm, and expansion gussets at the rear of each shoulder. See more »
Reconnaissance flights are often shown with a P-51D taking off but a P-51B in flight. Due to their radically altered canopy configurations, these two types are plainly different. See more »
Twelve O'Clock High is the story of the airmen of the 918th Bombardment Group based at Archbury, England. The great leadership skills of the commanding officers and how they dealt with their crews in daily life or death situations while fighting the Luftwaffe. This series had superior writing, sets and story lines-many of which were based on actual events of World War II. There is a lot of aerial combat footage used in this series from both the side of the Allies and the Axis powers. A superbly acted series with excellent casting. This series needs to be shown again in the United States as it is a great tool for teaching our young people what life and freedom was all about during this bygone era.
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