This series chronicled 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 »
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Series cast summary:
Frank Overton ...  Maj. Harvey Stovall 61 episodes, 1964-1967
Paul Burke ...  Col. Joe Gallagher / ... 48 episodes, 1964-1967
Chris Robinson ...  Sgt. Sandy Komansky / ... 47 episodes, 1965-1967
Robert Lansing ...  Brig. Gen. Frank Savage 32 episodes, 1964-1965
Barney Phillips ...  Maj. Donald 'Doc' Kaiser 27 episodes, 1964-1967
Robert Dornan Robert Dornan ...  Capt. Bob Fowler / ... 25 episodes, 1965-1967
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This series chronicled 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 Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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English

Release Date:

18 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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Almas en la hoguera See more »

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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While trying to get sponsors for this series, the producers approached the Volkswagen executives and showed them the pilot show which featured actual bombing footage from the war. During the film, one of the executives recognized the plant that was being bombed as the Volkswagen plant which had made cars for the German Army at the time. He commented, "There goes our plant", and the executives then and there decided not to sponsor the show. See more »

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Throughout the series, actors regularly smoked king-sized filter cigarettes, which didn't exist in WWII. See more »

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Follows Twelve O'Clock High (1949) See more »

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12 O'clock High
8 July 2007 | by ahod2887See all my reviews

The first season of 12 O'clock High was a credit to all involved. As a 10 year old watching in 1965 there was not enough action. However, the story lines were good and the acting and production seemed believable. You really felt an empathy for COL Savage as one of his planes and 10 men took a hit and went down in flames. Filming in Black & White added that "look" that was also the trade mark of that great TV series "Combat". It is a shame that Lansing did not get along with Quinn Martin (mentioned above) as the series went down hill when he left. I still recall the episode when he did'nt come back from a mission. Twelve O'clock High is a memorial to those Pilots and Aircrew of the US 8th/5th Air Force as the majority of the young men did not make it through to their 20 odd missions and return to the States. Imagine sitting in a B-17, cold and miserable, freezing to death for up to 8 hours or more then having to fly through the wall flak on that final run to the target. Being jumped by enemy fighters on the way in and out of the target with nowhere to hide. They were sitting ducks. The British gave up daylight Bombimg.

Regrads Pete H, Sydney, Australia


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