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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas en la hoguera See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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 »

Goofs

Reconnaissance flights are often shown with a P-51D taking off but a P-51B in flight. Due to their radically altered canopy configurations, these two types are plainly different. See more »

Connections

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

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4 April 2003 | by jamesrl48See all my reviews

This is one of the great television shows of the sixties that needs to be brought back. I don't know if the problem was popularity, subject, or because it was in back and white. Color would have killed it. The show took a minor dive when Robert Lansing left, but it was great entertainment and an example of great television they don't do today. I can still catch myself humming the theme.


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