David Wilton, John Aynesworth, and Smith are among a group of cadets hoping to become pilots in the Royal Air Force. David, however, has poor height perception and cannot master his landings. Therefore he is sent to navigator's school, but finds it hard to concentrate on his new job due to despondency over losing his chance to be "something important", a pilot. His friends and teachers join in an effort to show David the vast importance of the navigator, something he learns for himself over the target city of Berlin.
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This movie received its earliest documented U.S. telecasts in New York City, Tuesday, January 11, 1949 on Film Theater of the Air on WCBS (Channel 2), in Atlanta, Georgia, Wednesday, May 4, 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), in Los Angeles, California, Thursday, September 22, 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday, October 30, 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7). See more
Wilton doesn't wear gloves during the final mission, at the height Lancasters flew (around 20,000 feet) navigators only removed them long enough to complete their calculations before putting them back on or they would lose fingers to frostbite. See more