Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to 'aim' a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty's young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight ... Written by
To save England, he must sacrifice everything he loves.
Did You Know?
Most of the aerial flying scenes were filmed at the airfield at Bovingdon, a Royal Air Force (RAF) Station in Hertfordshire, UK. See more
The crashed mosquito plane propellers are not bent after the plane is belly landed. In actuality they would all be bent over at 90 degrees towards the wing. See more
Flt. Lieut. Douglas Shelton
[Watching the German film of RAF prisoners being delivered to Charlon
Edited from Operation Crossbow