A Lt. terrified of combat crashes at take off killing his copilot, and a thieving Sgt. agrees to cover it up, but later demands he desert with him to a neutral country.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Col. Joe Gallagher
Sgt. Sandy Komansky
Maj. Harvey Stovall
Lt. Jaydee Jones
Tech. Sgt. Vern Chapman
TSgt. Frank Jones
Col. Kendal Hunter (as Mark Richman)
Lt. Jean Warner (as Susan Seaforth)
Burt Douglas ...
Lt. Larry Cahill
Noel Drayton ...
The Briton
Logan Field ...
Captain Mason
Sergeant Fazio
John Ward ...
Sergeant Peters
Ed Deemer ...
Robert Bolger ...


Lt. J.D. Jones is a pilot with a serious problem; with each mission he flies he loses more of his self-confidence and composure. Finally, he causes his bomber to crack up on takeoff, killing or injuring several members of his crew, including his severely wounded co-pilot. His flight engineer, Sgt. Chapman, gets into hot water over black-market trading in weapons, and he needs an alibi. Chapman convinces J.D. to cover for him in return for shifting the blame for the crash on the comatose co-pilot. J.D.'s older brother, Frank, at first protective, becomes disillusioned with J.D.'s deceit to the point of washing his hands of the matter entirely. Written by alexk-6

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Drama | War




Release Date:

6 December 1965 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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During the chase flight, Col. Gallagher's P51 changes several times. Upon take off, there is a 4 letter/number designation on the tail and the propeller hub is a solid olive drab/green color. Some of the in flight scenes show a plane with a striped propeller hub and another scene shows a plane with a rectangular white box on the tail instead of a letter/number. The long distance scenes show the plane to be painted olive drab/green, but in the close ups, the plane is a bare metal silver. See more »

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