Thomas Carpenter, a pilot who washed out of flight training and was subsequently dishonorably discharged from the service for insubordination, finds his way to England as a civilian and proceeds to infiltrate the 918th and masquerade as a captain. Desperate for replacements, Gallagher puts him to work as co-pilot on several missions to test his mettle while waiting for confirmation of Carpenter's status that will never come. Carpenter is eager to command his own bomber before his ruse is discovered, but his impatience keeps his evaluator, Captain Enright, from recommending him. As his veil of lies begins to tear apart, he becomes ever more desperate and willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish his mysterious goal. Written by
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James Franciscus played Det. Jimmy Halloran in the TV series, Naked City (1958 - 1959). After he left the series, Paul Burke replaced Franciscus as Det. Adam Flint (1960-1963. See more
Capt Enright/Capt Carpenter's plane is hit by flak that knocks out the #3 engine and they have to feather the prop. Later, stock footage is shown but now the #3 engine is working. See more