12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)
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The Loneliest Place in the World 

Gen. Savage is killed when his plane is shot down by a captured B-17, and later, Lt. Col Gallagher shoots down another suspicious B-17 killing 10 Americans.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Suzanne Arnais
Lt. Col. Chick Heindorf
William Arvin ...
Capt. Dan Lowell
Maitre d'
Chris Howard ...
German Pilot
Ken Baechel ...
Duty Sergeant
M / Sgt. Caber McVaigh


When Gen. Savage's plane is shot down by a German Trojan horse (a captured B-17) pretending to be a straggler, Joe Gallagher, by now a colonel, takes over temporary command of the 918th. As a reluctant candidate for permanent status, he must face the withering scrutiny of General Britt, as well as his own feelings of inadequacy. As if that's not enough to handle, he also has to deal with Sgt. Komansky, a resentful and defiant former member of Savage's crew, and a burgeoning romance with Mlle. Arnais, a French journalist. And that dreaded Trojan horse is still lurking out there, triggering dangerous suspicion and ready to claim another unsuspecting victim. Written by alexk-6

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Drama | War




Release Date:

13 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This season begins with General Savage' plane being shot down and crashing, killing all but Sgt. Komansky. Yet later, we see Lt. Col. Joe Gallagher after landing coming from Piccadilly Lilly, which was General Savage's B17 bomber. See more »

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Last episode for Frank Savage, too bad!
21 May 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I am 51 years old and vaguely remember watching some episodes when I was a child. Now I have watched the first season on American Life TV (Time Warner NYC).I have missed a few episodes but overall the first season was excellent and Savage was an important character played well by the actor. He was very believable; tough, by the book but caring and compassionate too. Sad to see him go in this first episode of the second season that I saw last night. I feel that the network executives made a mistake cutting him out but I will continue to watch it and see if I am right. Does anyone know if the Germans really did use restore B-17's to get into our formations and wreak havoc?

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