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 ...
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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
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Goof, not a point of trivia: B-17s were designed to fly at high altitudes. Flying above ten thousand feet required the crews to wear heated flight suits, gloves, and oxygen. At twenty thousand feet, it is minus seventy degrees Fahrenheit (minus fifty-seven degrees Celsius). Without the protective clothing, frostbite was a certainty. Without oxygen, unconsciousness followed by death was the outcome. Throughout the series, no one is using their oxygen mask when on a mission. Some aren't wearing gloves. See more »
In many scenes through the series crew members are shown smoking on or near aircraft. Smoking was never allowed anywhere near aircraft or ammo by the Air Force since day one. It was especially prohibited in the days when aviation fuel was 100 octane gasoline which was then used by prop-driven aircraft like the B-17. See more »
I like military shows especially the ones with airplanes, so this program was just fine with me. I liked both Robert Lansing and Paul Burke but I liked Lansing better as he seemed more the kind of leader I would like to have. (I spend 4 years in the Air Force in the early 60's and Paul Burke's cousin was my roommate). I used to like the clashes between the commanders and TSGT Komansky. I wish this show would be brought back in reruns somewhere.
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