12 O’Clock High (1966): S02E22 – Twenty Fifth Mission


Introduction

12 O’Clock High is an American military drama television series set in World War II.

It was originally broadcast on ABC-TV for two-and-one-half TV seasons from September 1964 through January 1967 and was based on the 1949 film of the same name.

A goofy bombardier Lt. who always hits his mark joins Gen. Savage’s crew and finds out the hard way, that real people are killed when bombs drop.

Outline

Major Parsons has apparently just completed his 25th mission, making him eligible to be rotated back to the States, out of the fighting, something he celebrates with great relish. However, Gallagher has formulated a plan to knock out an exceptionally difficult target, and it requires a pilot with qualifications that match Parson’s to a tee. The Major is definitely not inclined to volunteer with a guaranteed return to safety in hand, especially since the assignment has the earmarks of a suicide mission. No amount of persuasion budges him, that is until General Britt …

Twelve O’Clock High Series

You can find a full index of 12 O’Clock High Series 02 here.

You can find a full index of the 12 O’Clock High series here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s): Sy Bartlett and Beirne Lay Jr.
  • Producer(s): Quinn Martin, Frank Glicksman, and William D. Gordon.
  • Music: Dominic Frontiere.
  • Production: 20th Century Fox Television.
  • Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox Television.
  • Release Date: 14 February 1966.
  • Running Time: 50-51 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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